As a direct result of California’s history of redlining and divestment from Black and Brown neighborhoods, the Bay Area housing and displacement crisis has hit the low-income communities of color we serve the hardest. In addition to providing zealous eviction defense to families experiencing housing emergencies, we strive to implement long-term policy solutions that prioritize people over profit.
We also recognize homelessness as both a human rights crisis and a racial justice issue. We are the only legal organization in the East Bay with a practice devoted to advocacy for the human, civil, and constitutional rights of people experiencing homelessness. Until housing is truly enshrined as a human right, we will continue to fight to improve the security, dignity, and quality of life of people without homes.
- Designing Berkeley’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act
- Supporting the Berkeley community in designing a Local Preference Policy
- Securing COVID-related emergency eviction protections across Bay Area counties and cities
- Sanchez V. Caltrans Class Action: securing damages for unsheltered people whose property was destroyed
- Challenging the constitutionality of the Oakland Housing Authority’s Loitering Ordinance
- Restoring tenants’ credit scores through student-authored AB-2819 or “Phil’s Bill”
For more information, contact Jay Kim, Co-Deputy Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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