Chair: Craig H. Baab
Board of Governors: Michele Wong Krause
Director: Kelly Russo
Staff Attorney: Sally Heuker
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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. To achieve this goal, the Commission drafts publications and conducts training sessions across the country to equip the legal community to advocate on behalf of people who are homeless or poor. The Commission also coordinates with national, state and local advocates and organizations to facilitate the exchange of information and resources.
The Commission also provides policy-based advocacy on behalf of homeless and impoverished people. The Commission, through the ABA Governmental Affairs Office, works with Congress to develop and fund programs that will address the causes of homelessness and poverty in the United States, as well as to enact laws that will protect and provide for those in desperate need of assistance.
The Commission is part of the ABA’s Center for Public Interest Law. To learn more about the Center and its other constituent entities, please visit the site.