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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California Supreme Court Upholds Inclusionary Zoning

Decision Removes Legal Uncertainty around Local Power to Require Mixed-Income Housing

July 1, 2015 – The California Supreme Court unanimously and without qualification upheld San Jose’s 15% inclusionary housing ordinance, freeing communities to adopt mixed-income housing ordinances to address critical … Read more

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Advocates delay luxury condo development in Eastlake Neighboorhood

June 2, 2015 – East Lake United For Justice and other Oakland community groups assisted by Public Advocates, PILP and Seigel & Yee delay approval of luxury condo development on City-owned property that failed to include housing affordable to very … Read more

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Increasing Access to Critical Benefits Through the Rural General Assistance Project

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$40 Medical Deduction from GA Grants End

WCLP and PILP eliminate $40 medical deduction from GA grants for most of California
September 25, 2014 – General Assistance/Relief (GA or GR) is a public benefit of “last resort” for people who cannot qualify for any other cash aid. … Read more

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P100 Home Searches—Where’s the Fraud?

Report by Hilda Chan, Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow 2012-2014
April 11, 2014 – Since 1997, San Diego County has required all families applying for welfare (“CalWORKs”) to submit to warrantless, suspicionless, unannounced home searches and interrogations by District Attorney Investigators.  … Read more

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San Benito County Board of Supervisors to Implement Mandate to Provide Aid to County’s Neediest Residents

April 2, 2014 – On April 1, 2014, the Board of Supervisors in San Benito County adopted General Assistance regulations for the first time in at least three decades. After California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) and The Public Interest Law … Read more

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