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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Latest News

Mental Health Matters Forum 9 Aug 2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to our forum on mental health and mental illness on Tuesday evening. The Mental Health Matters event was the fourth in an annual series of public forums that PIAC organises with Sydney Grammar School...

Opinion: Public housing in NSW - a tragic game of musical chairs

6 Apr 2018

 By Dr Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer in PIAC’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Service As a kid I intensely disliked the...

More than a court case - my experience working with PIAC’s Homeless Persons Legal Service

23 Mar 2018

By Sydney University Law student, Anneliese Harris. ‘How do you help a homeless person facing criminal charges?’ If you had asked...

Homelessness in NSW up by 37% since 2011

15 Mar 2018

Alarming new statistics on homelessness, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, reveal a sharp increase in homelessness...

Homeless women: #metoo and the need to look beyond rough sleepers

8 Mar 2018

The recent City of Sydney Street Count found that the number of people sleeping rough in inner Sydney has decreased...

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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