Home Court 30 and Legal Clinic 30th Anniversary
Join us on March 22nd for Home Court 30, pitting the Hill’s Angels from Capitol Hill against Georgetown Law’s Hoya Lawyas, to benefit the Legal Clinic’s work to forge a more just and inclusive DC.
The DC Council Wants to Know….
Speak out! DC’s elected officials work for YOU! Let them know about your needs and priorities.
Cold weather is dangerous. If you see someone in need of shelter, blankets or something warm to drink, please call the hotline: 202-399-7093.
You might save a life.
Get Legal Help
Question: So who exactly does the Legal Clinic help?
Answer: Anyone in DC who is either homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, who needs legal assistance.
Voice by voice, help us build a chorus of community members who will speak out for justice. Advocating together, we will be heard!
Volunteer Your Time
Join our network of over 350 volunteers from the DC legal community.
When you support our work, you become our partner in making justice a reality for those who have struggled with the injustice of homelessness.
From The Blog
We need your help to support the siting of this Ward 5 shelter.
- If you live in Ward 5, sign this petition supporting the shelter: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-plans-for-ward-5-family-shelter?source=BloggerOutreach&referrer=POPVille
- If you live in ANC 5B (borders here http://anc5b.org/map.html), come to the ANC 5B meeting Friday, March 17th, at 7PM at St. Anthony School, 3400 12th Street NE (http://anc5b.org/nextmeet.html).
- Spread the word to your friends and colleagues in Ward 5!
Yesterday, the DC Council, in its final legislative meeting of this session, passed several bills that will make it easier for low-income residents to obtain and maintain employment and housing. While much of the attention on the Council and in the press was, deservedly, on a game-changing paid family and medical leave act, a bill passed unanimously that could be a game changer for many DC residents seeking housing: the Fair Criminal Record Screening Act for Housing (FCRSAH).
Since 1990, people experiencing homelessness, advocates, activists, and other community members have used the Winter Solstice – the darkest day of the year – to celebrate the lives and mourn the passing of those who died homeless during the year. This year 51 people were mourned.