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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

Reducing homelessness: scheme helps 50 000 people out of debt 13 Mar 2019

PIAC is delighted to note the success of the Work Development Order Scheme in reducing the impact of fines on people who are financially vulnerable. The scheme, adopted in NSW in 2011, allows people facing homelessness or who have other vulnerabilities to...

StreetCare endorses Homelessness NSW State Election Platform

15 Feb 2019

PIAC’s consumer committee on homelessness, StreetCare, has welcomed Homelessness NSW’s State Election Platform 2018-2019. StreetCare Project Officer, Maddy Humphreys, said...

Welcome Maddy Humphreys

23 Jan 2019

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is very pleased to announce the appointment of Maddy Humphreys as our StreetCare Project Officer within...

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...

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...

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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