Housing Rights Attorney
Legal Aid Service of Broward County
Alisha D. Hurwood, Esq., M.S. is a housing rights attorney and currently represents clients under the HOPWA program at Legal Aid Service of Broward County. For the past 5 years, Ms. Hurwood has represented low-income tenants who are facing eviction, termination of subsidized housing benefits or are residing in homes with uninhabitable living conditions, in addition to assisting with other legal issues affecting housing instability, such as driver's license suspensions and sealing of criminal records. Ms. Hurwood’s project targets persons living with HIV/AIDS under a "housing is healthcare model." In addition to legal representation, she attends monthly outreach at local AIDS Service Organizations and also holds trainings at other agencies and hospitals in the area regarding the HOPWA program at Legal Aid. Ms. Hurwood was a scholarship recipient and participant at AIDSWatch 2017 as part of the Florida delegation to meet with members of Congress, and a co-presenter at the 2017 and 2018 National Conferences on Social Work and HIV/AIDS. Ms. Hurwood was on the Housing Practice Workshop panel at the 2018 American Bar Association HIV Law and Practice Conference, and she presented a webinar in collaboration with AIDS United on using online technology to coordinate HIV services following a natural disaster. She has dedicated her career to social justice and public interest law. Prior to working at Legal Aid, Ms. Hurwood represented death row inmates in capital post-conviction appeals in Florida and later worked as the researching and writing attorney for a Florida non-profit advocating for children in foster care. Ms. Hurwood earned a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2006; received a Master's of Science in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 2002; and graduated with cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 1999.
Wednesday, August 1
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM