Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

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

Upcoming Webinar (12/9)

Emerging Innovative Racial Equity Focused Initiatives for Youth: Spotlight on Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.

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COVID-19 Resources

Policy and guidance, ABA policy and programming, and more resources for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

National Federal Eviction Moratorium

Learn about protections and steps renters must take, from the National Low Income Housing Coalition

Support the Commission's Work

Your gift will educate the bar and the public about homelessness and poverty and the ways in which the legal community and advocates can assist those in need. Make your charitable gift to the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty online today!

Upcoming Programming (12/9)

Eviction Crisis 2020: Past, Present and Future

From the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. Co-sponsored by the Commission.

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Upcoming Programming (12/9-12/10)

2020 US Elections Aftermath: A Social Justice Policy Summit

From the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. Co-sponsored by the Commission. Featuring ABA President Patricia Lee Refo and GMFUS President Dr. Karen Donfried.

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Upcoming Programming (12/15)

Preparing for 2021 and Beyond: The Outlook for Public Interest Lawyers and Advocacy

Featuring remarks from ABA President Trish Refo.

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In the News:

New homeless court program launches in Flint, Michigan

Learn more about the new program and the Commission's partnership with Flint stakeholders.

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Combatting Poverty and Decriminalizing Homelessness Through A Race Equity Lens

The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty's resource clearinghouse.

Racial Equity in the Justice System

The ABA's central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

About Us

Learn more about the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, housed within the ABA Center for Public Interest Law.

Homeless Youth Legal Network

Provides information and fosters collaboration 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. Focuses include 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 Us

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.