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.

Homeless Court at Stand Down (June 28-29, 2019)

Homeless Court at Stand Down (June 28-29, 2019)

Please join us in San Diego, California, for our training program, which provides participants with a review of the history and development of homeless court at Stand Down, answers questions and discusses what resources are needed to replicate the program. Participants will tour the full Stand Down program which features Child Support Court, civil legal aid services and dozens of non-legal services. The training is free, but participants are required to provide their own travel and hotel arrangements and will not be reimbursed for travel.

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Upcoming Event: ABA Annual Meeting

Upcoming Event: ABA Annual Meeting

The ABA Annual Meeting will be held August 8-13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Click the Registration Link below to learn more about and attend the Annual Meeting.

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SPOTLIGHT:

SPOTLIGHT:

The Growth in Homelessness Among the Baby Boomer Generation

Commission Liaison Jeff Yungman writes on the surprising number of older Americans who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.

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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.