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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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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