Homelessness (HPLS)

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides free legal assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We run 15 outreach clinics in Sydney and Newcastle. Read more 

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Thanks Macquarie Bank! 19 Oct 2017

We are very grateful to staff at Macquarie Bank and the Macquarie Foundation who, at a breakfast event today, raised close to $7500 for PIAC’s strategic litigation work and the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS). Over the past few years,...

What you need to know about homelessness

17 Aug 2017

For Homelessness Week we asked four members of PIAC’s homeless consumer advocacy committee, StreetCare, what they wanted people to know...

Proposed homelessness laws heavy-handed and counter-productive

9 Aug 2017

The NSW Government’s proposed new laws to give police more power to forcibly evict homeless people from public spaces are...

Sleeping rough, stigma and the importance of home

3 Jul 2017

It’s time to talk about homelessness   Despite Australia’s record economic boom, rates of homelessness have been on the rise...

Facing the outside world – the voices of those who exit prison into homelessness

19 May 2017

By Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homelessness, Public Interest Advocacy Centre “All I’ve known is crime and drugs and jail....

About this project

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with practical legal assistance. Informed by our casework and consumer feedback, we also address causes of homelessness through strategic engagement and policy advocacy with government and service providers.

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