Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
Primary geographic focus: California Statewide, Northern California, Southern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Benefits, Civil Rights, Health Care, Housing
Acronym or short name: PILP
Since 1996, PILP has provided crucial litigation and advocacy support to local legal services and public interest law programs throughout California. Responding to the elimination of federal funding for state and national legal services support centers, PILP was established to ensure that local legal services programs could continue to participate in major litigation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons.
The primary purposes of PILP are to assist local legal services programs in rendering legal services to lower income persons who are financially unable to afford legal assistance, and to provide technical assistance, training, research and litigation support to public interest law programs and community based organizations on law and policy issues related to housing and community development, public benefits, health, education, welfare, and civil, consumer and economic rights.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCEPress Release California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
September 27, 2017
CRLA and PILP's joint lawsuit in Monterey County leads to increase in aid for poor.
News Story Matthew Artz
Contra Costa Times
October 1, 2015
Plaintiffs want Alameda County to ensure that they stop continuing to process applications late.
News Story Jennifer Wadsworth
San Jose Inside
June 15, 2015
News Story Darwin BondGraham
East Bay Express (Oakland)
June 2, 2015
As private stakeholders seek to move forward with controversial residential development project, civil legal aid organizations threaten lawsuit to force compliance with affordable housing regulations.
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This is a substantive, skills-based training on the disability rights of homeless or housing insecure people with disabilities applying for housing and services through county coordinated entry systems (CES).
(Elimination of Bias)
General Assistance/Relief (GA/GR) is a state-mandated, county-funded benefit for persons who are not eligible for any other cash aid. Each county administers its program a little differently, and many counties throughout California are not in compliance with the law. This webinar is designed to give you practical tips for reviewing a County's GA/GR regulations, as well as strategies for improving the County's program. Our goal is to conduct a review of all of the counties' rules so we can develop a statewide picture of how the program is working for persons throughout California.
MCLE: 1 hour
This training will cover the legal framework and background of GA, common issues faced by GA applicants and recipients, and advocacy strategies for ensuring that clients are able to get and keep the benefits to which they are entitled.
MCLE: 1 hour
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