Honoring Founder Maria Foscarinis

by National Homelessness Law Center

In the mid-1980s, Maria Foscarinis was a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell, where she volunteered to represent homeless families on a pro bono basis. After seeing the impact of first-rate legal advocacy on the lives of homeless people, she left the firm to dedicate herself to that work full-time. A pioneer in national advocacy, Maria is a primary architect of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.

In 1989, Maria established the Law Center with one goal in mind: ending homelessness in America.

Guided by Maria’s vision, the Law Center has used the power of the law to advocate in legislatures and courts across the country for millions of men, women, children and families whose voices are seldom heard.

Please help us honor the vision, contributions, and legacy as Maria Foscarinis moves to the next stage of her career—teaching and writing on homeless and housing advocacy. Give to the Foscarinis Fund today!

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