Advocating for safe, habitable public housing in Richmond

Categories: Client Story, Homepage, News
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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

Categories: Client Story, Homepage, News
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An August 26th story on UnivisiĆ³n 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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Advocating for formerly incarcerated tenants

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A story in the June 21st edition of the San Jose Mercury News presents the many challenges to accessible, affordable, and fair housing faced by tenants with prior criminal convictions, even in jurisdictions where pre-screening of prospective tenants for criminal backgrounds is prohibited by law. The story profiles tenants struggling to access housing and stabilize …

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