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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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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Preliminary Injunction Protects the Rights of Homeless Individuals in Santa Rosa

On July 12, 2019, the Northern District of California entered a stipulated preliminary injunction in Vannucci v. County of Sonoma, Case No. 3:18-cv-01955-VC, a civil rights lawsuit brought in spring of 2018 by homeless individuals and the advocacy organization … Read more

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Thank you to Our Donors, Grantors, and Foundation Sponsors

Public and private grantors are an invaluable source of support for the Public Interest Law Project.

With the generous donations and grants we receive, PILP is able to ‘Advance justice for low-income people and communities.’

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Making a Difference: California Legal Aid, 2017 Impact Report

The California State Bar has released the Legal Aid Impact Report, reporting on cases closed in 2017

The California State Bar is excited to share the Legal Aid Impact Report. The report is based on the first full year of … Read more

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California Joins Kennedy Commission in Legal Action Against the City of Huntington Beach Over Its Unlawful Housing Plan

The state will file companion litigation against the City of Huntington Beach accusing it of willfully refusing to comply with state housing law

January 25, 2019 – Kennedy Commission and low-income veterans, represented by The Public Interest Law Project, Public Read more

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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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Judge Orders the City of Encinitas to Adopt a Housing Element; City’s first since 1992

On December 12, 2018, Judge Frazier of the San Diego Superior Court ordered the City of Encinitas to adopt its first housing element since 1992 without subjecting the necessary zoning changes to density and height limitations to the voters for … Read more

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San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to Implement State Mandate

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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.

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