Monthly Archives: August 2019

Smith v. City of Oakland


On August 28, 2019, DRA and PILP filed a class action lawsuit alleging that people with disabilities are discriminatorily excluded from Oakland’s rent stabilization program. People with mobility disabilities who need accessible housing are uniquely barred from the protections that

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Smith v. City of Oakland

Oakland renters who need to live in accessible units are either shut out of the City’s rent control protections entirely, or forced to live in inaccessible units. Please contact DRA if you are in either situation, we want to hear Read more

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Smith v. City of Oakland-Press Release

People with Disabilities Charge That Oakland’s Rent Stabilization Program Excludes Them and Must Be Fixed Notwithstanding Costa-Hawkins

August 28, 2019 – Oakland, CA – A class action lawsuit was filed today alleging that people with disabilities are discriminatorily excluded from … Read more

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Preliminary Injunction Protects the Rights of Homeless Individuals in Santa Rosa

On July 12, 2019, the Northern District of California entered a stipulated preliminary injunction in Vannucci v. County of Sonoma, Case No. 3:18-cv-01955-VC, a civil rights lawsuit brought in spring of 2018 by homeless individuals and the advocacy organization … Read more

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