Eve Garrow

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California

Pasadena, CA, USA


Eve Garrow joined the ACLU of Southern California in November 2014. She is the Homelessness Policy Analyst and Advocate for the Dignity for All Project, which seeks to promote policies that prevent and reduce homelessness and end the criminalization of persons who are homeless. Her work includes policy analysis, research, public education, and advocacy to advance the idea of housing as a human right and to promote policy changes that will end homelessness and increase the human dignity of all persons.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Eve was an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan, where she engaged in research and policy analysis on the implementation of social policies that target vulnerable populations, including persons who are homeless. Her research focused on disparate access to benefits and programs based on factors such as race and disability. Previously, Eve was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the UCLA NIMH AIDS Training Program where she conducted research on the causes of unequal access to comprehensive and effective HIV test counseling for people receiving HIV testing. The underlying concern that has driven all of her work is the consequences of policy design and implementation for recipients and the development of policies that can more effectively advance human rights.

Eve receive her BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her MSW and PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.