Featured Press Clips
Bay Area artists face a wave of evictions, seek help in the weeks after the devastating fire at the Ghost Ship live-work art collective in Oakland, CA. (Mentions: Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) )
After collecting years of data, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County have released the "first centralized, publicly available source of information to reveal the full scale of the eviction problem in the heart of Silicon Valley." (Mentions: Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County , Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) )
Despite the uncertainty and fluctuating tune of the President-Elect's positions, lawmakers are preparing to protect their constituents.
The majority of the money will go to creating "new and scalable ways to increase the volume of affordable housing." (Mentions: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) )
Advocates for elders create coalition to protect senior veterans from financial scams. (Mentions: Institute on Aging (IOA) , California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) )
Legal advocates, including four LAAC members, sue the California Department of Motor Vehicles. (Mentions: Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) , Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) , Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP) , East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) )
Public Counsel claims a constitutional right to literacy in federal lawsuit in Michigan. (Mentions: Public Counsel )
Disability rights advocates, including DRC and DRLC, successfully get L.A. city council to spend more than $200 million on the development of more accessible units in publicly funded housing. (Mentions: Disability Rights California (DRC) , Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) )
New York, with only about a quarter of the population of California, allocated $85 million for legal aid programs whereas California provides just $10 million, (Mentions: Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) )
Senator Bob Wieckowski prioritizes funding legal aid in the upcoming budget year.