The Homelessness Service Project (HSP) provides legal assistance to the unhoused and low-income community in the East Bay Area. HSP is not limited to issues of homelessness, but covers any type of legal issues that the unhoused and low income-community encounter.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our activities and projects will be held remotely. Students will have an opportunity to work with clients remotely by helping class members of the recent CalTrans case fill out and submit settlement claims forms. Students will also have an opportunity to work closely with attorneys from Homeless Action Center (HAC), Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR). Our work will include several research projects on issues of homelessness, ranging from policy research on bias in the courts to the effects business improvement districts (BIDs) have on the unhoused population.
Supervision: Students will provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys from the Homeless Action Center , Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Western Regional Advocacy Project.
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours/semester
For more information, please contact the student leaders at HSPProBono@berkeley.edu.