Changes to the Marin County GA Program

Petitioners Alfredo Garcia and Lee Artrice Lee, with their Bay Area Legal Aid Attorney, Kristen Washburn.

 

Court Settlement Brings Big Changes to Marin County’s GA Program: Improved Access and Fairness

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Santa Clara County To Rescind Harsh General Assistance Cut

Two Santa Clara General Assistance (“GA”) recipients, the Petitioners in Jacques v. County of Santa Clara, et al., have succeeded in eliminating an illegal aid reduction, improving the lives of hundreds of past, present and future recipients. Petitioners were … Read more

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Early Success at Saving Redevelopment Affordable Housing Funds: $60 Million Preserved in City of Industry & Alameda!

January 2, 2013 – The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) won a temporary restraining order from the Sacramento Superior Court stopping the Department of Finance (DOF) from requiring the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller and the successor redevelopment … Read more

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Stephen Ronfeldt steps down as PILP’s Co-Director

Stephen Ronfeldt steps down as PILP’s Co-Director, while continuing as its Senior Ligitator.

After 16 years as Co-Director, Steve Ronfeldt hands the PILP Director reins to Co-Director Michael Rawson, but fortunately will remain as a part time senior attorney.… Read more

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Low Income Orange County Residents Reach Settlement to Increase General Relief Benefits and Eliminate Application Barriers

After eighteen months of investigation and negotiations with the County, Orange County General Assistance recipients and applicants reached a comprehensive settlement … Read more

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Superior Court Judge Overturns City of Folsom’s Repeal of Affordable Housing Program

(Sacramento, CA) – In a July 19, 2012 decision, Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley granted the Sacramento Housing Alliance’s petition challenging the City of Folsom’s elimination of its affordable housing program.… Read more

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Alameda Adopts Housing Element and Affordable Housing Zoning for 2400 Units

July 17, 2012 – Renewed Hope, Alameda’s housing advocacy organization, won a long fought victory when the City adopted its first valid housing element plan for affordable housing since 1990. Along with the housing element the City adopted an overlay … Read more

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Menlo Park Agrees to Adopt its First Affordable Housing Plan in 20 Years

June 13, 2012 – After ignoring its obligation since 1992 to adopt a housing element for its general plan to provide for the city’s fair share of affordable housing, the City responded to advocacy and litigation by … Read more

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Mona Tawatao

Mona Tawatao, Vice-Chair of PILP’s board has had two important articles published recently in the Clearinghouse Review:  Journal of Poverty Law and Policy of the Sargent Shrive Center National Center on Poverty Law.… Read more

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Lawsuit Succeeds in Stopping State Welfare Agencies from Illegally Forcing Children to Repay Money Paid to Parents

Recent Coverage – May 12, 2012: California to stop going after children for caregivers’ debts.… Read more

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