Margarita Guzman

  • Hosted by Urban Justice Center
  • Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, HSBC in the Community (USA) Inc.
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Law school The George Washington University Law School
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness, Public Benefits/Welfare Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2002
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship


Margarita’s project focused on extending civil legal services to mentally ill Spanish-speaking persons who are either marginally housed or homeless. She helped clients to obtain public benefits and housing and she identified appropriate issues for class action suits on behalf of the community.

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