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People received legal advice and representation to access healthcare and crucial safety net benefits.

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Clients and their children 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 more than $6.6 million in present and future support orders.

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Court Rules that California Charter Cities Must Prioritize Surplus Public Land for Affordable Housing Development (Updated)
26 November 2019

MEDIA UPDATE Recent media coverage of this case is listed here, and will be updated regularly. For our press release, please see below. “Court says San Jose can’t make its own rules when it comes to housing,” Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/26/2019 “California Can Force Priority for Low-Cost Housing on Public Land,” Nicholas Iovino, …

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“All I Needed to Do Was Tell My Story”: A Survivor’s Perspective
15 November 2019

Anna works as a full-time medical assistant, and she is a single mother to a three-year-old daughter. She explained with a laugh that those details alone describe her life at present: “There’s no time for anything!” Anna generously took time out of her lunch break to share her experience seeking legal representation for protection against …

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BayLegal’s Services Recognized Alongside Community Partners at OneJustice Fundraising Event
7 November 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in OneJustice’s last fundraising event, “Together for Justice,” which raised vital funding for legal aid organizations providing critically needed immigration legal services in Contra Costa County—including Bay Area Legal Aid. The event highlighted the impact of BayLegal’s immigration-related work along with that of two partner organizations—Catholic Charities …

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