Profile in Good: Erin Hantman Weiss
Erin Hantman Weiss has been with Legal Aid Service of Broward County since March of 2018. Erin is currently part of Legal Aid’s Community Economic Development (CED) Unit, where she provides a variety of transactional legal services to small businesses serving low-to-moderate income areas. In her role with the CED Unit, Erin also provides advice, counsel, and representation to nonprofit organizations that are located in Broward County and Collier County.
While at Legal Aid, Erin also served as the Project Attorney on a three-year grant supporting older adults living and aging with HIV. The work focused on promoting safe and stable housing for these individuals who have unique needs. The grant highlighted the legal rights of this community in long-term care settings and shelters.
Erin has frequently presented to various community organizations and elder care service providers. Topics of her presentations include information and resources about the unique considerations for persons aging with HIV, the relationship between HIV and housing stability, and the LGBTQ aging community’s experiences and expectations concerning senior housing options. In 2020, Erin was asked to speak on a panel at the National Aging and Law Conference during their Lightening Round Plenary to brief the audience on important and emerging legal issues in this space.
Erin serves as a member of the Walk Planning Committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Broward County and volunteers at community events supporting the Rotary Club of Bal Harbour. Erin was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa (honor society), and her J.D. from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.