The Homelessness Service Project (HSP) provides legal assistance to the homeless and low-income community in the East Bay. Our work includes helping clients seek out other legal assistance or take the first steps in advocating for themselves in local courts. HSP is not limited to issues of homelessness, but covers any type of legal issues that people of the homeless and low income-community encounter.
Our primary project is at the Suitcase Clinic in Berkeley, where we provide legal counseling and referral services to individuals who come for healthcare and housing services. In addition to the Suitcase Clinic we provide legal services at other clinics, shadow our supervising attorneys at the Homeless Action Center, and perform direct outreach to gain a deeper understanding of common legal problems faced by the homeless and low-income community.
Supervision: Students will provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys from the Homeless Action Center in Berkeley, California.
Time Commitment: 15 hours/semester
For more information, please contact the student leaders at HSPProBono@berkeley.edu.