Join fellow ELAP supporters at the 10th Annual Breakfast for Justice! This annual event raises funds that are critical to support legal services for low-income families in King County. Registration now open!
Featured Speaker: Professor Sara Rankin, founder and Director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) in the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at the Seattle University School of Law.
Through HRAP, Professor Rankin oversees various projects to advance the civil, constitutional, and human rights of people experiencing homelessness. HRAP’s work examines the impacts of increasingly popular laws and policies that criminalize homelessness, such as prohibitions on sitting, standing and sleeping in public; living in vehicles; sweeps of tent encampments; pet ownership standards; and barriers to access at emergency shelters. HRAP’s research not only identifies problematic laws and policies, but also offers effective, legally sound alternatives. HRAP’s award-winning work has been praised by legal aid organizations, services providers, non-profits, city officials, and street activist organizations for its impact. Professor Rankin is also co-chair of the Third Door Coalition, an unlikely alliance of Seattle researchers, service providers, and business leaders advancing permanent supportive housing (PSH) as the most humane and cost-effective solution to unsheltered chronic homelessness.
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