Antonia Fasanelli

  • Hosted by The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Sponsored by Crowell & Moring Foundation
  • Service location Washington, District of Columbia
  • Law school American University Washington College of Law
  • Issue area Community/Economic Development, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2002
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project:

Antonia worked on the Affordable Housing Initiative at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. As part of her work with the Initiative, Antonia advised, represented, or consulted on the representation of tenants or tenant associations at risk of displacement from over 3000 units of affordable housing.

Next Steps

In April 2021, Antonia Fasanelli became the executive director of the National Homelessness Law Center. Previously, she served as the executive director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc (HPRP). During her thirteen-year tenure at HPRP, she incubated innovative civil legal aid projects providing legal assistance to all persons experiencing homelessness, including youth and veterans—as well as systemic initiatives to decriminalize homelessness and advance policies to end homelessness, all by lifting the voices of persons most affected by homelessness.


2021 Scales of Justice Highlights

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