Areas of Work

Inner City Law Center fights to end homelessness. We fight for housing. We fight for justice. From boots-on-the-ground direct client service to advocacy for innovative and effective public policies, we work towards safe, stable and healthy homes for all.

Tenant Defense Project

The best way to end homelessness is to ensure that people don’t lose their homes in the first place, yet tens of thousands of families are tragically evicted from their homes every year. ICLC defends poor and low-income tenants so that they don’t end up on the streets.

HIV/AIDS Legal Project

Too many people living with HIV or AIDS experience homelessness because they lack access to a lawyer. ICLC helps low-income people living with HIV/AIDS fight discriminatory housing practices, maintain safe and affordable housing, and access public benefits. Our clients’ quality of life dramatically improves when they are off the streets.

Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

ICLC leads a coalition of seven legal service organizations doing whatever it takes to help people get and stay housed. Together, we provide a full range of services to help homeless and precariously housed clients overcome barriers to housing, income, and employment.

Homeless Veterans Project

More veterans experience homelessness in Los Angeles than anywhere else in the nation. ICLC fights to connect them with benefits to which they are entitled, enabling them to move into their own homes. We have special expertise in assisting female veterans experiencing homelessness, including survivors of military sexual trauma.

Benefits Advocacy Project

For people living with disabilities and experiencing homelessness or precarious housing, public benefits can be literally lifesaving. ICLC provides technical support and training to partner agencies across Los Angeles County who are helping to connect people with essential public benefits. We also appeal unfair denials of public benefits.

Slum Housing Litigation

It is unfathomable – and shameful — that slum housing still exists in the 21st century, but it does. ICLC combats slum housing conditions in Los Angeles through education, tenant organizing, and litigation against slumlords who take advantage of tenants with limited housing options.

Housing Policy

Ultimately, homelessness will only be solved through thoughtful, effective, and equitable housing policy. ICLC works closely with a broad spectrum of partners to advocate for housing policies that result in more people having access to the most basic of human needs — a home.

Bringing Families Home

Bringing Families Home provides holistic legal services that help parents experiencing or in danger of homelessness create and preserve safe, stable housing situations for their families in order to prevent foster care placement and increase family reunification.