Monterey County GA

Monterey County implements improved General Assistance Aid standards for County’s Neediest Residents

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution approving new aid payment standards for their General Assistance (GA) Program. The new aid payment standards are the result … Read more

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Measure V Renter Protection Secured!

Mountain View, CA – May 18, 2017 – The Public Interest Law Project along with Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Stanford Community Law Clinic, and Fenwick & West (Counsel team) secured an important victory for renter protection and … Read more

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Housing Protected in Costa Mesa!

A developer may not convert a Costa Mesa residential motel to a luxury apartment complex by circumventing planning and zoning requirements for affordable housing, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled last week in The Kennedy Commission, et al. v. … Read more

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Judge invalidates development approvals for conversion of Costa Mesa Motor Inn

Los Angeles, CA – May 17, 2017 – A developer may not convert a Costa Mesa residential motel to a luxury apartment complex by circumventing planning and zoning requirements for affordable housing, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled last

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Victory in Mountain View!

Mountain View tenants, proponents of Measure V, and advocacy groups won a complete victory in a lawsuit from the California Apartment Association (CAA) and a number of institutional landlords that challenged Measure V, the City’s new voter-approved rent stabilization and … Read more

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Court Rejects Preliminary Injunction to halt Mountain View Rent Control Measure!

Mountain View, CA — On April 5, 2017, Mountain View tenants, proponents of Measure V and advocacy groups won a major victory when the Santa Clara County Superior Court denied the California Apartment Association’s (CAA) request for a preliminary … Read more

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PILP and co-counsel honored with 2017 CLAY Award

PILP attorneys Craig Castellanet and Michael Rawson and their co-counsel at Public Law Center and Jones Day received 2017 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year awards for their work in The Kennedy Commission v. City of Huntington Beach.

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Los Angeles County Superior Court Enforces Judgment Protecting Affordable Housing in Huntington Beach

Orange County, CA — On April 15, 2016, the Los Angeles County Superior Court agreed with Jason Puleo and William Adams, two formerly homeless veterans, and the non-profit Kennedy Commission (Petitioners), represented by PILP’s California Affordable Housing Law Project, … Read more

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Permanent Injunction Granted Against Alameda County Protecting Food Stamp Applicants

A federal court judge entered a permanent injunction against Alameda County on March 7, 2016 requiring it to process CalFresh (food stamps) applications within the federal and state-mandated timelines and orders the county to “comply fully within a margin of … Read more

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