City of Los Angeles Ends Illegal Pocket Veto

The City of Los Angeles has finally dispensed with a longstanding illegal policy and practice that gave individual City Councilmembers unbridled power to decide if, whether, and where supportive and affordable housing projects are built in the City. As a … Read more

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Onwards

Public interest legal services lost a great warrior, leader, and mentor this week. Stephen Ronfeldt, a co-founder of PILP, Director of Litigation of the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County, member of the inaugural class of the Reginald Heber Smith … Read more

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We will never forget you, Steve

Public interest legal services lost a great warrior, leader, and mentor this week. Stephen Ronfeldt, a co-founder of PILP, Director of Litigation of the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County, member of the inaugural class of the Reginald Heber Smith … Read more

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Community Group Sues City of Los Angeles for Using Illegal Procedure to Block Supportive and Affordable Housing Projects for Homeless

Update!

Recent Press:
Los Angeles Times
To keep state funding, L.A. eliminates “veto” provision

Read the Complaint Here.
Read the Press Release Here.
Read Los Angeles Times Editorial Here.

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2018 — Public … Read more

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Protecting Supportive and Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

PILP, Public Counsel, and Rosen Bien Galvan and Grunfeld LLP have filed suit on behalf of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE Action) against the City of Los Angeles over an illegal city procedure giving individual … Read more

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Fellowship Opportunities

THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW PROJECT SEEKS FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS FOR FALL 2019

Founded in 1996, The Public Interest Law Project (PILP) is a nonprofit legal support center for California legal services and other public interest law programs.  PILP advances justice for … Read more

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Uplift Inglewood Coalition Sues City Over New L.A. Clippers Arena

INGLEWOOD, CA, June 19, 2018 – Uplift Inglewood Coalition, an affiliation of community empowerment organizations, today filed a lawsuit against the City of Inglewood, charging that the City violated state housing and civil rights laws by entering into an Exclusive … Read more

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Protecting Affordable Housing in Inglewood

Uplift Inglewood Coalition Sues City Over New L.A. Clippers Arena

PILP. along with Public Counsel and Cozen O’Connor are representing Uplift Inglewood Coalition in a lawsuit filed on June 19 against the City of Inglewood, charging that the City violated … Read more

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Welcome Terrell!

PILP is pleased to announce and welcome Terrell Kingwood as our first Director of Operations. Terrell will be responsible for the leadership of PILP’s human resources, administrative operations, finances, grant management, and development.
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Protecting Affordable Housing in Shasta County

In 2011, Shasta County was several years late adopting its required housing element revision. Because of its tardy timeline, the County committed itself to rezoning sites to accommodate 800 units of higher density housing that could meet the unincorporated County’s … Read more

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