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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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 game musical chairs. There was something in the underlying premise of the game that offended my childhood sensibilities – a...

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...

Remembering Dale King - 1955-2017

7 Dec 2017

By Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homelessness, PIAC It is with much sadness that we note that Dale King, a...

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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