Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

The Commission is committed to educating the bar and the public about homelessness and poverty and the ways in which the legal community and advocates can assist those in need.

UPCOMING EVENT

UPCOMING EVENT

HYLN Roundtable on Increasing Access to Legal Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

This invite-only conversation on ensuring access to legal services for homeless youth ages 13-25 in Northern Virginia will take place in Farfax, Virginia, on November 15.

SPOTLIGHT:

SPOTLIGHT:

Homeless Youth: Risk Factors of the Vulnerable

National Conference of State Legislatures podcast featuring Patricia Julianelle.

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SPOTLIGHT:

SPOTLIGHT:

Commission Special Advisor Casey Trupin Profiled in ABA Journal

Learn more about Casey Trupin's focus on systemic changes to end youth homelessness.

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About Us

The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is committed to educating the bar and the public about homelessness and poverty and the ways in which the legal community and advocates can assist those in need.

Partners

Learn more about our ABA partners.

Homeless Youth Legal Network

The Network provides information and fosters collaboration in order to help attorneys and other advocates address existing gaps in legal services, and improve outcomes for homeless youth and young adults—including those transitioning from the child welfare system and exiting the juvenile justice system. The Network’s focus includes civil legal matters, juvenile and criminal defense, and policy/systems change efforts for minors as well as young adults through at least age 25.

Join the Commission

If you are interested in the work of the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and would like to become involved in the American Bar Association, we welcome you to join us. Lawyers working in government or legal/public service not-for-profit organizations engaged primarily in legal- or policy-based advocacy for low income persons qualify for reduced dues as members of the American Bar Association.

Support the Commission's Work

The Commission on Homelessness & Poverty receives funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE). Support the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty by making your gift online today! As a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.