Initiatives

Initiatives

The Homeless Action Center started as a storefront in Berkeley with one attorney and one advocate in 1990.  HAC now has one office in Berkeley, two offices in Oakland and a staff of more than 60 attorneys and advocates.  In May of 2016, HAC celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

HAC plays a critical role in the fight to reduce and end homelessness.  To keep HAC prepared for future challenges, significant capacity-building initiatives include:

  • Specialized staff focusing on housing opportunities
  • Continued expansion of our pro bono and internship programs
  • Policy Team that develops and explains models for successful programs to address specific homelessness issues
  • Comprehensive and intensive staff training
  • Salaries that are competitive with other Bay Area legal services programs
  • Upgrades in case management and record-keeping technology
  • Rainy Day Reserve Fund