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People received legal advice and representation to access fair and affordable financial services and protect themselves from deceptive lending practices.

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People were able to keep their homes they otherwise would have lost to housing discrimination, illegal evictions or foreclosures.

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Victims of violence and their children escaped intimate partner abuse and were awarded $6.6 million in present and future support orders.

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Legal Solutions for Homeless in San Francisco
12 December 2016

San Francisco, CA — The BayLegal Economic Justice team works creatively to stop the cycle of poverty for disabled homeless persons. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Beyond Homelessness series highlighted their effectiveness last week: “…when people with disabilities get outside support applying for [Supplemental Security Income], they’re far more likely to be enrolled. Acceptance rates soar as …

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Richmond leads Contra Costa County in Evictions
7 December 2016

Richmond Confidential is exposing the dire state of evictions in the City of Richmond. Citing the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department’s Civil Unit eviction schedule, at least 267 sheriff-enforced evictions occurred between January and October of 2016. Bay Area Legal Aid housing attorney, Oraneet Shikmah Orevi, explains that actual eviction numbers may be even higher: “A lot of landlords don’t …

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BayLegal Honored as Lesher Foundation Non-Profit Partner
15 November 2016

November 16, 2016 – Bay Area Legal Aid was honored this evening to be recognized as a Non-Profit Partner of the Lesher Foundation’s NEWSMAKERS: Lesher Speaker Series. Headlining the event was former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder. The lecture was proceeded by this video highlighting BayLegal’s work, with production donated by KTVU Fox 2.