Housing and Help: World AIDS Day 2022

ALRP’s Staff Attorney Stephen Spano was one of several impassioned speakers at the December 1 World AIDS Day rally on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Thursday night. Here are his insightful remarks

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Bill Hirsh to receive the Ruth Brinker Visionary Award


Project Open Hand, ALRP’s esteemed sister agency, announced that ALRP Executive Director Bill Hirsh is slated to receive the Ruth Brinker Visionary Award this year at their 30th annual Hand To Hand celebration.


Ruth Brinker was a remarkable person who founded Project Open Hand to serve meals for people living with HIV. Project Open Hand now serves 2,500 daily meals with love and their service model has been replicated multiple times with over 150 similar groups all over the world.

Visionary Leaders Ruth Brinker and Bill Hirsh


Bill Hirsh notes, “I am deeply honored and humbled to receive Ruth’s namesake award.


Just as ALRP began with a group of volunteer attorneys responding to the AIDS crisis, Ruth Brinker mobilized an army of volunteers to provide healthy meals to sustain people who were often too weak to cook for themselves or even leave their home to get food.


I am so proud to receive this award and lead an organization that reflects the values of San Francisco and Ruth Brinker.”


The Hand To Hand celebration takes place on:

Friday, December 9th
from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
at the historic Hibernia Building
One Jones Street in San Francisco

Not your typical sit-down gala, guests can expect a moving and

mingling experience and multi-levels of entertainment, music,

unique live auction items, and local fare inspired by Bay Area chefs.

Event tickets and information can be found here.

ALRP Receives a Grant From Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation

Our friends at Real Bad do a lot of good

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Client’s Housing Saved Thanks to ALRP


“Jorge” had lived in his apartment for over a decade when a new landlord bought his property. Having had a good relationship with his former landlord, Jorge was distraught when problems with his new landlord began.

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Bill Hirsh and SF Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Attend the Shanti Project’s 2022 Anniversary Dinner

ALRP Executive Director Bill Hirsh and San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mendelman at the Shanti Project’s Compassion is Universal 48th Anniversary Dinner at the Palace Hotel on October 13, 2022

ALRP Executive Director Bill Hirsh Receives Pride Community Award

Well-deserved recognition for Bill Hirsh, a thoughtful and passionate advocate.

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Celebrating Nancy Lofdahl, ALRP Attorney of the Year

When longtime ALRP Panel Attorney Nancy Lofdahl accepted Marty’s case, she had no idea it would take five long years to resolve. Read More »

Jose Marin Law Changes Lives for the Better

ALRP Awards Jose Marin Law as Law Firm of the Year at the ALRP Auction & Reception in October 2022.

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From Isolation to Community Thanks to ALRP

An ALRP client “Barbara” with a mobility impairment was stranded in her home for extended periods of time because the building elevator was not functioning, and she could not safely go up and down the stairs. Read More »

Remembering Francis “Franny” Egan

The nephew of a long-time ALRP client shared this remembrance of his dear uncle and the role ALRP played in his colorful life.

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