Who We Are
For over 35 years, Uptown People's Law Center has been dedicated to supporting the struggle of poor and working people. We believe that everyone has fundamental human rights which deserve protection, including people in prison, people experiencing homelessness, people who are disabled, and tenants.
Our work focuses on providing legal representation to:
- Prisoners denied their basic human rights
- Tenants facing eviction
- Individuals seeking Social Security disability income
Our staff understands that the courts, and by extension lawyers, are only one tool to effect change, and that accomplishing our vision ultimately requires the involvement of masses of people. Our deep roots in Uptown have allowed us to work hand-in-hand with community organizations. Educating the public around issues relating to housing, public benefits, and prisons is an important part of our mission.