Lawsuit Seeks to Stop the City of San Luis Obispo from Criminalizing Homelessness

On September 17, 2021, PILP, along with California Legal Rural Assistance and Law Office of Babak Naficy filed a lawsuit against the City of San Luis Obispo in federal court, seeking to stop the City’s practice of criminalizing homelessness, unlawfully … Read more

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End the Criminalization of Homelessness

On September 17, 2021, PILP, along with California Legal Rural Assistance and Law Office of Babak Naficy filed a lawsuit against the City of San Luis Obispo in federal court, seeking to stop the City’s practice of criminalizing homelessness, unlawfully … Read more

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Action Not Silence

From Atlanta to Oakland
We Rise with All to Condemn Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

Black Lives Matter – Action Not Patience

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Who We Are

The Public Interest Law Project (PILP) provides crucial litigation and advocacy support to local legal services and public interest law programs throughout California. Our work brings affordable housing to lower income families and homeless people, provides access to services and … Read more

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Victory for Tenants!

On August 25, 2021, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal rejected LA apartment owners’ challenge to the City’s eviction moratorium. PILP, along with Susman Godfrey LLP, Public Counsel, and Western Center on Law & Poverty represent intervenors Alliance of … Read more

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Court Finds Clovis’s Current and Inadequate Zoning Does Not Comply with State Law.

Petitioners Desiree Martinez and Maria de Jesus Sanchez, represented by PILP and Central California Legal Services, sued the City of Clovis to force the City’s Housing Element to comply with state law. On April 30, 2021, the Fresno County … Read more

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More Than $10 million Secured for Affordable Housing in San Mateo County

On April 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court declined the Department of Finance’s request to depublish the opinion in Legal Aid Society v. Department of Finance, 59 Cal. App. 5th 166 (2020). The opinion (also linked below) filed on … Read more

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We Rise with All to Condemn Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

The Public Interest Law Project stands in solidarity and defense of all Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and we condemn the recent violence against them and the racist rhetoric about the origins of COVID-19 propagated by people in power and … Read more

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From Atlanta to Oakland, Action Not Silence

We Rise with All to Condemn Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

The Public Interest Law Project stands in solidarity and defense of all Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and we condemn the recent violence against them and the racist rhetoric about … Read more

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BLACK LIVES MATTER – Action Not Patience

Black Lives Matter. The suffering inflicted by COVID-19 falls disproportionately on black and brown people due to a much more sinister pandemic—the centuries long plague of systemic racism that killed Mr. Rayshard Brooks, Mr. George Floyd, Ms. Breonna Taylor, Mr. … Read more

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