Washinton Legal Clinic

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless is comprised of lawyers and advocacy workers. It covers many issues such as affordable housing, the unemployment crisis, problems people are experiencing returning from incarceration, credit history problems and other issues.

The executive director is Patty Mullahy Fuger. The clinic is located at 1200 U St. NW. They feel that the community’s input is important in tackling its problems. To attack poverty at its root, they have to make sure that the ones experiencing it provide information about the problem and then possible solutions.

The clinic believes that many here hesitate to participate because they feel uncomfortable telling lawyers their personal business.

Drop in sometime, maybe they can help you if you are having any present troubles.

Gwynette Smith is a Street Sense vendor.