BayLegal’s COVID-19 Advocacy

Bay Area Legal Aid is working with a broad array of other advocacy organizations and public systems throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency to help mitigate the pandemic’s disproportionate impacts on low-income families and communities in areas of housing, economic security, healthcare and public benefits access, and other issues. Public health should mean all of us!

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Preventing Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth: BayLegal and Allied Organizations Present Guidelines for Counties

Categories: Advocacy, News
Bay Area Legal Aid, together with the Youth Law Center and John Burton Advocates for Youth, has developed guidelines for counties to mitigate the increased risk of homelessness and housing instability among youth who exited foster care after age 18. Youth who are facing exit from the Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus) during the current public …

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Supporting Protections for Unsheltered People and Homeless Service Providers During the COVID-19 Emergency

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Updated March 25, 2020 @ 5:05pm Bay Area Legal Aid has joined the ACLU of California and 86 other legal services, civil rights, and homeless services organizations in asking Governor Newsom to clarify that: Executive Order N-33-20’s (the shelter in place order’s) requirement that California residents stay in their homes does not apply to unhoused …

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BayLegal Calls for a Moratorium on Consumer Debt Collection

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On March 23, 2020, Bay Area Legal Aid and 15 allied legal services and consumer protection organizations submitted a letter to Governor Newsom requesting immediate steps to protect consumers as part of the state’s COVID-19 emergency response. In order to mitigate irreparable harm being done to consumers and communities throughout the state, we have requested …

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Advocating for an Emergency Moratorium on Poverty Tows in California

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Yesterday Bay Area Legal Aid joined 22 partner organizations in a coalition that has worked to stop “poverty tows” at the local and state level. We wrote to Governor Newsom asking that he issue an Executive Order placing an immediate moratorium on all vehicle tows, other than those necessary for public safety or criminal enforcement, …

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Advocating to Stop Eviction Proceedings and Enforcement Actions in Oakland During the COVID-19 Emergency

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BayLegal attorney Hilda Chan
Baylegal’s advocacy in alameda county In Alameda County, BayLegal has joined with partner organizations in advocating for a halt of at least 3 weeks’ duration in all unlawful detainer (UD) proceedings and eviction enforcements. On March 12, 2020, Bay Area Legal Aid joined our colleagues from the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), Centro Legal …

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