Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

The core of the Legal Clinic's work, through the Legal Assistance Project, is the representation of individual low- and no-income clients through a network of over 200 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants. Due to the pandemic, the Legal Clinic is not providing in person intake services at this time. Instead, they ask that clients, case managers, etc. reach out to the main line for confirmation of intakes and then conduct them via telephone with their volunteers.

The Legal Clinic expects to go back to normal intake practices at some point within the next few months. When this occurs, , volunteers will obtain clients on a referral basis or at one of 7 intake sites run by the Legal Clinic at meal programs, health clinics, and day programs throughout DC. Volunteer attorneys participating in the project represent people on issues including: public benefits (e.g. food stamps and TANF); shelter and housing (e.g. shelter placement, conditions and expulsions, public housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program eligibility and terminations, and housing condition disputes); street rights; and consumer debt/credit. Please contact the Legal Clinic's main line at (202) 328-5500 for the most up-to-date scheduling information.
(202) 328 - 5500     (Voice)
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Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI)

Crafted as a homelessness prevention tool to preserve and improve affordable housing opportunities for low- and no-income District residents, AHI uses a combination of direct representation, systemic...
(202) 328-5500 (Voice) English
  • 1200 U St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal Advocacy & Legal Aid

David M. Booth Disability Rights Initiative

Our disability rights advocacy targets the District’s shelter and housing programs to assure that they are physically and programmatically accessible to people with disabilities.
(202) 328-5500 (Voice) English
  • 1200 U St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal Advocacy & Legal Aid

Legal Assistance Project (LAP)

Through LAP, our attorneys and network of over 250 volunteer lawyers and paralegals assist clients on a broad range of civil legal issues. Volunteers see clients at our six community sites, located a...
(202) 328-5500 (Voice) English
  • 1200 U St NW Washington DC 20009
Required Document: Birth Certificate,Photo ID
Service Category: Legal Advocacy & Legal Aid

Project Link-Up

Link-Up aims to assure that families who are homeless have access to the resources and supports they need to be safe, remain strong and ultimately move their and their children’s lives to a better pla...
(202) 328-5500 (Voice) English
  • 1200 U St NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal Advocacy & Legal Aid
WLCH Main Office
1200 U St NW Washington DC 20009