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

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LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2018 — Public Counsel, Rosen Bien Galvan and Grunfeld LLP, and the Public Interest Law Project announced … 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 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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Rural General Assistance Project (Rural GAP) Turns Four

Four years ago, the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) began a special project to increase access to General Assistance (GA) benefits in rural areas.  This program, also sometimes called General Relief (GR), provides critical aid to California’s lowest income individuals.… Read more

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Low Income Residents Compel Monterey County to Follow State Law

Monterey, CA – 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 of a lawsuit filed in Superior Court on behalf … 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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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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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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