Spotlight on Advocacy Partnerships: Johnnie & Andrea

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Three people smiling at a housewarming party
Johnnie B. finally has a home of his own. It isn’t just another apartment, with a new lease, and a new landlord. It’s his first home after ten years of living without a home altogether. Johnnie has visceral memories of living on the streets. “Life was miserable homeless,” he said. “You stay hungry. You stay …

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

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clasped hands of a mother and daughter
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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Raising Up Voices Impacted by Investment in Civil Legal Aid

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Alida Pepper giving a speech at a podium
Last month, Executive Director Genevieve Richardson introduced Skyler M. Rosellini, Staff Attorney with our Health Consumer Center (HCC) and his inspiring client, Álida Pepper, to an audience gathered to recognize the importance of investment in civil legal aid—and the need for more. The event was hosted by the American Bar Association at their annual meeting …

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Fighting to Preserve Housing in Richmond

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Two women stand next to each other in news clip
An August 26th story on Univisión 14 features a Richmond tenant and BayLegal client, Susana, who is facing eviction from one of three storage units that were illegally constructed by the landlord and subsequently red-tagged by the City of Richmond. Susana, along with the other tenants of these units, came to BayLegal through our Richmond …

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