HAP is seeking someone with exceptional judgment and vision to lead our legal and advocacy efforts. Click here for more about our latest opening: Legal and Advocacy Director.
We’re also hiring a new staff attorney. Click here for details.
The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. With a staff of around fourteen and a corps of 250 volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness who are in need of legal services.
Established in 1990, HAP is the only legal services organization dedicated to providing direct civil legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. HAP also advocates for the needs of the City’s homeless population
HAP’s work is guided by its vision, mission, and values.
VISION: All Philadelphians at risk of or experiencing homelessness have equal access to justice and the means to secure safe and stable housing.
MISSION: To provide free civil legal services and advocacy to reduce the frequency and duration of homelessness in the greater Philadelphia area.
HAP’S VALUES: Individuals and families experiencing homelessness have unique legal problems and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
All of us at HAP take ownership of the fact that, in various ways, HAP needs to immediately, sufficiently, and meaningfully embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). This is in terms of our direct representation of those experiencing homelessness, as well as in terms of office staffing, policies, behaviors, and culture. Full Statement: https://www.haplegal.org/about/dei/.
More information about HAP is available at haplegal.org.
Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. HAP also
values and seeks diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work. Persons from diverse backgrounds
and orientations are encouraged to apply.