Spotlight on Advocacy Partnerships: Johnnie & Andrea

Categories: Client Story, Homepage, News
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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Advocating for safe, habitable public housing in Richmond

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Street sign pointing to Richmond
A story posted at Richmond Confidential yesterday by Mariam Zagub shines a light on the often severe barriers to safe, habitable housing that low-income tenants with disabilities can face. The story focuses on BayLegal client Michael Lewis and his attorney Henrissa Bassey, and details Mr. Lewis’ struggles with a lack of disabled access and other …

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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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North Richmond Clean Slate Day

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What happens when a community gets together to help their neighbors move forward with their lives? Bay Area Legal Aid attorney Ann Surapruik explains how expungement makes a difference. Bay Area Legal Aid attorneys and advocates were on hand as over 300 attended the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender’s first “Clean Slate Day” …

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