March 16, 2016

Public Interest Law Project lawsuit helps more than 10,000 people waiting for food assistance.

Federal judge, James Donato, orders Alameda County Social Services Agency to process CalFresh applications on time. The injunction directs the county to comply with mandated timelines for determining food stamp eligibility. In an effort to assure high-quality services as the county tries to work through processing their applications on time; the order also requires the county to submit monthly reports to the plaintiffs’ counsel, Lauren Hansen of the Public Interest Law Project.

“Filing the class action was necessary, Hansen added, because hunger can exacerbate health problems for individuals and families waiting for food assistance.” wrote Nicholas Iovino for Court House News Service.

East Bay Ordered to Move Quicker on Food Stamps
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
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