The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Washington, DC

For more than 30 years, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless has broken down barriers to access to justice for people struggling with homelessness and housing insecurity in the nation’s capital. Our vision is of a just and inclusive community for all District residents, where housing is a human right and where every individual and family has equal access to the resources they need to thrive.

The Legal Clinic approaches direct legal representation and advocacy work from the foundational principle that our role is not to speak for our clients, but to amplify community voice. We take a holistic approach to the pursuit of housing justice by creatively employing legal strategies and systemic advocacy in order to address the acute needs of people experiencing homelessness in DC, as well as to prevent further homelessness caused by displacement and loss of affordable housing.

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