Those eligible for public benefits in California include chronically homeless people with disabilities, female-headed, and lower income families with children that disproportionately identify as female households and Black or Latina.
PILP breaks down systemic barriers to the equitable disbursement of public benefits, primarily focused on CalFresh; CalWORKs; General Assistance/Relief; and other funds targeted to helping unhoused people, people with disabilities, immigrants, foster youth, and disaster survivors can meet their basic needs.
LA County Sued for Failing to Provide Timely Emergency Food Assistance to Eligible Households
November 23, 2021
Riverside County Now Providing General Assistance to Over 4,000 Individuals in Deep Poverty
October 25, 2019
Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against Alameda County Over Widespread Delays Processing CalFresh Applications
October 21, 2015
Lawsuit Demands Welfare Agencies Provide Mandated Welfare-to-Work Services to Needy Families
March 20, 2014
Low Income Orange County Residents Reach Settlement to Increase General Relief Benefits and Eliminate Application Barriers
September 21, 2012
Lawsuit Succeeds in Stopping State Welfare Agencies from Illegally Forcing Children to Repay Money Paid to Parents
May 12, 2012
San Benito County Board of Supervisors to Implement Mandate to Provide Aid to County’s Neediest Residents
April 3, 2014