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

Homeless Youth Legal Network Community Roundtable

The Commission will be hosting an invite-only HYLN community roundtable in Austin, Texas, on Friday, February 14, 2020, to discuss increasing access to legal services for homeless youth.

About Us

Housed within the ABA Center for Public Interest Law, 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.

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.