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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Ninth Circuit Rejects Los Angeles Apartment Owners’ Challenge to LA’s COVID Eviction Moratorium

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal issued an August 25, 2021 opinion affirming the trial court’s rejection of a preliminary injunction motion by the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles to stop the COVID eviction moratorium enacted by the City … 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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More Than $10 million Secured for Affordable Housing in San Mateo County

On April 15, 2021, the California Supreme Court declined the Department of Finance’s request to depublish the opinion in Legal Aid Society v. Department of Finance, 59 Cal. App. 5th 166 (2020). The opinion (also linked below) filed on … Read more

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From Atlanta to Oakland, Action Not Silence

We Rise with All to Condemn Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

The Public Interest Law Project stands in solidarity and defense of all Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and we condemn the recent violence against them and the racist rhetoric about … Read more

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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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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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