LA County Sued for Failing to Provide Timely Emergency Food Assistance to Eligible Households

Lawsuit accuses county of violating state and federal laws mandating expedited processing of CalFresh food benefits

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County fails to comply with California’s requirement that counties expedite the processing of urgent applications for CalFresh (formerly known … Read more

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LA County Fails to Provide Timely Food Assistance

Los Angeles County fails to comply with California’s requirement that counties expedite the processing of urgent applications for CalFresh. In Los Angeles Superior Court, Hunger Action Los Angeles, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), and Peter Torres-Gutierrez … Read more

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At a critical time for lower-income communities and people of color, PILP seeks an experienced attorney to join one of California’s premier legal services support centers. Our experienced team engages in systemic, anti-racist advocacy with local and regional legal services … Read more

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Staff Attorney

At a critical time for lower-income communities and people of color, the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) seeks an experienced attorney to join one of California’s premier legal services support centers. Our experienced team engages in systemic, anti-racist advocacy with … Read more

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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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