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Who We Are

For over 40 years, Uptown People's Law Center has been dedicated to supporting the struggle of poor and working people. UPLC advocates for prisoners, tenants, and disabled people denied public benefits.

Our work focuses on providing legal representation to:

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. 

  • Access to Justice
  • Susan Crown
  • Alvin H Baum Family Fund
  • kirkland & Ellis
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