The California Affordable Housing Law Project is a project of the Public Interest Law Project, a nonprofit support center for California legal services and other public interest law programs. CAHLP began in 1990, providing litigation support and policy advocacy on issues related to California and federal housing and community development laws and fair housing laws. It continued that focus when it moved to PILP in 1996.

CAHLP concentrates primarily on the enforcement of California’s housing element and redevelopment statutes and of state and federal relocation assistance and fair housing laws. PILP director Michael Rawson directs the project.

CAHLP/PILP produce four manuals covering affordable housing legal issues including housing elements, anti-NIMBY laws and inclusionary zoning. For electronic versions of portions of these, please go to our Library.