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Community Brings Lawsuit to Force San Jose to Comply with State Affordable Housing Law

Categories: Litigation, News
“The City is draining the cultural richness out of San José,” said Cristina Peña Vazquez, staff attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid. “By handing over one of its most powerful affordable housing tools at a time when we are facing a statewide housing crisis, San José is reducing the supply of affordable housing. The effect …

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Bay Area Legal Aid and Coalition Partners File Lawsuit Challenging Harmful Driver’s License Suspension Policies

Categories: Litigation, News

June 15, 2016—Bay Area Legal Aid and our coalition partners filed a lawsuit this morning against Solano County Superior Court challenging the court’s practice of suspending the driver’s licenses of people who are too poor to pay exorbitant traffic fines. In California, millions of people do not have valid driver’s licenses because they cannot afford …

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Court Puts an End to Medi-Cal Limbo

Categories: Litigation, News

Court Puts an End to Medi-Cal Limbo Orders State to Issue Timely Healthcare Benefits Low-income applicants—including children, pregnant women, and people with life-threatening illnesses—will no longer have to wait for months while their health deteriorates. OAKLAND, CA – If the state is unable to determine whether an applicant is eligible for Medi-Cal within 45 days, …

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