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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Black Lives Matter

PILP and all our colleague social justice organizations must look inward and must act. We must proclaim that aspirational pleas to dismantle segregation “root and branch” and to move towards equity and justice “with all deliberate speed” mean nothing without … Read more

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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, … Read more

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PILP’s COVID-19 Response

PILP is continuing to work closely with advocates to protect the rights of low income people and communities across our state.

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco’s Homeless Residents Continue To Face Uncertainty

Advocates are encouraged by City’s policy changes regarding tents, but questions remain regarding implementation.

San Francisco, CA – The City of San Francisco has purportedly issued new guidance to staff at Public Works, the San Francisco Police Department, and SF … Read more

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PILP Supports Suspension of Rents by California Local Governments

PILP joins advocates across the state to urge California local governments to suspend rent at a time when so many workers are ordered to stay home. On April 7, 2020, PILP joined our colleagues at the Law Foundation of Silicon … Read more

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Court Rules that California Charter Cities Must Prioritize Surplus Public Land for Affordable Housing Development

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Oakland, CA – On November 26, 2019, California’s Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeal issued a decision in Anderson v. City of San José—a case that has profound implications for the affordable housing crisis throughout … Read more

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Riverside County Now Providing General Assistance to Over 4,000 Individuals in Deep Poverty

Changes to county policy means thousands in Riverside County, particularly adults experiencing homelessness, can now access vital cash benefits

Riverside, CA — A settlement has been reached with Riverside County in Isabel Bojorquez, et al. v. County of Riverside, et … Read more

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Summer 2020 Law Clerk Opportunities

We are looking for law clerks for the Summer 2020 term.… Read more

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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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