Homeless Legal Rights Project

Legal Aid Homeless ProjectLegal Aid Service of Broward County’s Homeless Legal Rights Project provides assistance to the homeless population in the following areas:

Public Benefits

  • Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Food Stamp
  • We provide advice and counsel for all types of public and/or government benefits.

Immigration

  • Service provided only to clients in homeless shelters.

Family Law

  • Simple divorce
  • Name change
  • Service provided only to clients in homeless shelters.

Driver License

  • Obtaining information to assist in restoration of driving privilege.

Civil Rights

  • Ensure that the homeless are treated with dignity, and that their legal rights are protected.

Referrals

  • Make referrals to and provide information for the county resources for housing, food, clothing program, healthcare, vocational and addiction rehabilitation programs and other resources.

Eligibility:

A person is considered homeless only when he/she resides in one of the places described below:

  • In a place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings (on the street).
  • In an emergency shelter.
  • In transitional or supportive housing for homeless persons who originally came from the streets or emergency shelters.
  • In any of the above places, but is spending a short time in a hospital or other institution.
  • Is being evicted within a week from a private dwelling unit and no subsequent residence has been identified.
  • Is being discharged within a week from an institution, such as a mental health or substance abuse treatment facility, or a jail/prison, in which the person has been a resident for more than 30 days.
  • Is fleeing a domestic violence housing situation.

Intake:

Tuesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Broward Outreach Center South
Tuesday, 12:00 am – 12:30 pm – Jubilee Soup Kitchen
2nd Tuesday of every month- 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Salvation Army
Every other Wednesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Broward Partnership for the Homeless
3rd Wednesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Henderson Village
Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Broward Outreach Center North
Thursday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – St. Laurence Chapel
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Legal Aid office (954) 736-2469.

Agencies which provides service to the homeless:

  • 211 Broward Homeless Helpline (954) 563-4357 or 1-888-537-0211
  • LifeNet4Families/Cooperative Feeding Program (954) 792-2328
  • Healthcare for the Homeless (954) 527-6041
  • St. Laurence Chapel (954) 972-2958
  • Henderson Mental Health Crisis (954) 463-0911
  • Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc. (954) 920-0106
  • The Salvation Army (954) 524-6991