New Resource: Benefits and Health Care Rights for Those Impacted by Flooding

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Bay Area Legal Aid has prepared this helpful one-page resource for individuals and families whose health care, health coverage, and/or public benefits might be impacted by flooding or storm-related issues. Download the PDF here. And be sure to check out resources from our partner agencies and organizations, posted on our website here and here.

More resources for Californians affected by winter storms and floods

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Following up on last week’s resource-sharing post, we have compiled some additional links to legal and emergency service help for families affected by this winter’s severe storms. Resources include help for tenants needing repairs, recovery of lost documents, legal assistance hotlines in multiple languages, reporting numbers for flooding and other emergencies, and a number of …

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Emergency response and Know Your Rights information from ACCE Action: East Bay Tenants – what to do if your apartment floods

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Thanks to our colleagues at Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action, for the following video Know Your Rights and how-to presentation for East Bay tenants impacted by this month’s severe rain and flooding. @acce_actionStay dry♬ Rain sound (indoor, window opening)(837944) – Yuki Shizuoka Sound

Resource from California Indian Legal Services: Free Housing Legal Services for Urban Native Americans

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California Indian Legal Services, home of the Remote Housing Assistance Program, is providing housing legal services at no cost to Urban Native Americans. You can speak to an attorney using one of our remote workstations, located in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento. See below for location and office hours when you can drop in and …

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New tenant Know Your Rights resource from CA CRD

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The California Civil Rights Department has developed a tenant fact sheet covering the basics of protections for renters in areas including: rent increases evictions repairs and habitability security deposits housing discrimination   Download the fact sheet in English     |    Descarga la ficha técnica en español     |     下载中文简报   한국어로 된 팩트 …

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CalFresh for Minors – new resource

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Thanks to Youth Justice law clerk Haleigh Cotton for developing this quick reference sheet for unaccompanied youth applying for CalFresh benefits. Please distribute widely to youth clients or peers, and consult the resource list on our main Youth Justice page for additional information and links to our youth self-referral form.   Download the PDF document …

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Know Your Rights: The McKinney-Vento Act (education rights for youth experiencing homelessness)

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice team has assembled a Know Your Rights document and resource list on the McKinney-Vento Act’s protections for youth experiencing homelessness. Many thanks to the YJ team’s high school interns, who have worked this summer to research and design this resource! Download the PDF here, and check out the main Youth Justice page …

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New resources from BayLegal’s Youth Justice team

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice team has added two new resources: RFA Cheat Sheet for for Emergency Placement & Criminal Record Exemptions Know Your Rights! – Consent Be sure to check out the main Youth Justice resource page for these and other materials covering youth interactions with law enforcement, foster care, educational rights and a range of …

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Apply to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program before March 31st, 2022!

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The last day to apply to the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is March 31, 2022. Apply now! What tenants should know about the rent relief program: If you experienced financial hardship during the pandemic and have unpaid rent, you can apply at housingiskey.com to get up to 18 months of free rent and utilities …

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New Resources for Equal Opportunity Hiring: Impact Fund’s Advocacy Guide for School Districts After the Killian Settlement

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Five people stand smiling in front of brick wall
In 2019, Bay Area Legal Aid, the Impact Fund, and the Safe Return Project reached a settlement in Killian v. West Contra Costa Unified School District. The settlement led to changes in the way the school district asked questions about applicants’ contacts with the criminal justice system, removing the use of background checks as a “gatekeeping” …

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Juvenile Court Guardianships in Delinquency Court: A Quick Guide

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This guide, prepared by BayLegal’s Youth Justice team, covers the process of court-appointed guardianships for youth in delinquency court. Topics include how and under whose authority the process can be started, which forms are required and who needs to complete or assist with them, benefits and supports available for youth and guardians, and resources for …

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Know Your Rights! Youth Interactions with Law Enforcement

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice practice has produced a helpful guide to youth interactions with police, ICE, and other law enforcement. It is important that young people know their rights and how to assert and protect them in encounters with law enforcement—especially for black or brown youth, who are more often mistreated by police. The guide includes …

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