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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U. S. Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Decision Upholding Inclusionary Zoning

Washington, D.C., February 29, 2016 – The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, a lawsuit that challenged San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance. The California Building Industry Association had petitioned … Read more

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Welcome Val and Good Luck Patti

We are pleased to welcome back Valerie Feldman as Staff Attorney for PILP.… Read more

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A Great Lawyer for the People Passes On.

Remembering Judy Gold (1952 – 2016)
We sadly lost our amazing and compassionate colleague Judy Gold this week.… Read more

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FEDERAL COURT RULES ALAMEDA COUNTY MUST ADHERE TO STRICT FOOD STAMP TIMELINES

The Preliminary Injunction Authorizes Federal Judge to Oversee County Compliance

SAN FRANCISCO–On January 15, 2016 U.S. District Court Judge James Donato granted a preliminary injunction motion on behalf of food stamp recipients in Alameda County. The injunction will require Alameda … Read more

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Yuba County to Provide Aid to Neediest Residents

Board of Supervisors adopts regulations to comply with state mandate.

Marysville, CA – The Board of Supervisors adopted new, lawful General Assistance (GA) regulations on December 15, 2015. The County had been operating its program by old Board resolutions that … Read more

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Affordable Housing Victory in Huntington Beach

The Los Angeles County Superior Court struck down the City of Huntington Beach’s efforts to block affordable housing. An amendment to the Beach-Edinger Corridor Specific Plan (BECSP), adopted on May 4, 2015, would have blocked the development of affordable housing … Read more

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Department of Finance ordered to authorize payments to displaced residents

Superior Court holds settlement agreement entered after redevelopment dissolution enforceable; Department of Finance ordered to authorize payments to displaced residents
Limon v DOF

Residents of a Garden Grove mobile home parked sued for replacement housing and relocation after the City’s … Read more

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Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against Alameda County Over Widespread Delays Processing Food Stamps

September 29, 2015 – PILP, along with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, as pro bono counsel and Western Center on Law & Poverty have filed a federal class action lawsuit against Alameda County, asking the court for declaratory and … Read more

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