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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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The Venable Foundation, Inc. Awards $150,000 Impact Grant
16 November 2017

The Venable Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of the law firm Venable LLP, has announced this week an impact grant of $150,000 to benefit Bay Area Legal Aid in support of relief efforts in the aftermath of last month’s devastating wildfires. “There is great need in our local communities, particularly by the poor and the …

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Appeal Filed in San Jose Affordable Housing Lawsuit
25 October 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San José – Two San José residents and two non-profit housing advocacy organizations appealed a state court ruling dismissing their claim that the city must follow the state’s Surplus Land Act (SLA), including in the development of the city’s downtown area. Last year San José adopted a local policy in conflict with …

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Legal Help for Northern California Wildfire Victims
23 October 2017

English Español Legal Services for Individuals and Families Impacted by Northern California Wildfires In addition to BayLegal’s regular legal services, we are available to assist with, and will give priority to, emergency legal needs arising from the Northern California wildfires. LEGAL ADVICE LINE: (800) 551-5554 Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 3 PM Tuesdays and …

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