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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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Homelessness increasing in NSW: research 6 Dec 2016

The significant increase in number of people experiencing homelessness in NSW is the focus of the November edition of Parity, the national journal of the Council to Homeless Persons. The edition entitled Responding to Homelessness in NSW, features three articles...

No Fixed Address - Art from the streets

16 Nov 2016

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) has compiled a striking collection of artworks by artists who have experienced homelessness, in...

More crisis accommodation and clear targets essential to addressing homelessness

2 Nov 2016

In a submission to the NSW Government’s discussion paper on homelessness, Foundations for Change, PIAC has called for more crisis...

StreetCare responds to the NSW Homelessness discussion paper

20 Sep 2016

Last week the NSW Government released a discussion paper on homelessness, as part of the process of developing a comprehensive...

Once in a decade opportunity to tackle homelessness

8 Sep 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has welcomed the NSW Government’s discussion paper on homelessness, ‘Foundations for Change,’ as a once...

About this project

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) addresses the legal needs of homeless people and plays an active role in reducing homelessness.

With the support of pro bono lawyers from some of Australia’s leading law firms, we run free legal clinics for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our in-house lawyers also provide legal representation in criminal and civil law matters.

We work closely with government and service providers on issues relating to homelessness, and develop policy through our consumer advisory committee, StreetCare.

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