Posts Categorized: News

NLSLA Urges County to Expand Eviction Defense

NLSLA housing advocates urged the Board of Supervisors to fund a new program that would significantly expand access to eviction defense throughout Los Angeles County. Here’s an excerpt from the Los Angeles Daily News story: At least 250 people a week seek assistance with eviction through the Shriver Housing Project-LA Eviction Assistance Center, which is… Read more »

NLSLA Describes Impact of Proposed Elimination of LSC

NLSLA talked to the Daily Journal about the potential impact of the proposed elimination of the federal Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal services organizations throughout the country. Deputy Director Yvonne Mariajimenez told Daily Journal reporter America Hernandez that the impact of the cuts would go far beyond the hard number of cases legal services groups… Read more »

NLSLA Lawsuit Says LA County Puts Lives at Risk By Failing to Process Medi-Cal Renewals

Children, pregnant women, people with serious health conditions and disabilities are left to suffer without medication and health care after County unlawfully stops benefits LOS ANGELES, CA – When Thaddeus Moncrief, who has depended on Medi-Cal since a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed in 1989, was told he had lost his coverage, he assumed… Read more »

NLSLA’s Fred Nakamura on KCRW: Tenants Facing Eviction in Their 80s and 90s

Redevelopment is pushing seniors across Los Angeles out of their affordable units as landlords look to attract younger, wealthier tenants in gentrifying areas. That’s left many seniors facing eviction in their 80s and 90s. NLSLA’s Fred Nakamura has been working to defend these elderly tenants from eviction in places like Chinatown and Lincoln heights, where… Read more »

Summer Internships at NLSLA

Spend a summer at the forefront of change! NLSLA is offering law students a chance to make a lasting impact in the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. NLSLA provides many unique opportunities for law students to develop and hone their legal and advocacy skills while working to… Read more »

NLSLA Advocates Work With Eagle Rock Residents to Fight Illegal Rent Hikes

From Rob Hayes at ABC News: EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES — A proposed rent hike at an Eagle Rock senior living complex owned by the city of Los Angeles is sparking outrage among residents. Rent control is a major issue in L.A., garnering support from the mayor to low income advocacy groups. But while privately… Read more »

Judge Orders West LA Elder Care Facility to Stop Abuse, Evictions

After enduring months of abuse, elderly and disabled residents of a residential care facility in West Los Angeles can rest a little easier after winning a temporary restraining order against the administrators of the facility on Tuesday. Judge James Chalfant ordered the owners and employees of Brentwood Manor, Inc. to stop its campaign of harassment… Read more »

Supervisor Solis Asks NLSLA to Help Victims of Maywood Fire

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis has asked NLSLA to join her in an effort to help the victims of the June 14 Maywood industrial fire that dispersed toxic chemicals and left hundreds of residents, most of them low-income, unable to return to their homes. NLSLA advocates are meeting with community members to identify their… Read more »

NLSLA Board Member Wins Freedom for Wrongfully Convicted Man

NLSLA board member and renowned appellate lawyer Jeff Ehrlich has secured freedom for an innocent man wrongly convicted of a 2000 murder in the Antelope Valley. Ehrlich first heard about Raymond Lee Jennings–who was convicted of killing an 18-year-old woman–after his son, Clint Ehrlich, saw a news program about the case. “He started doing more… Read more »

Legislature Makes Funding for NLSLA-Led Housing Pilot Permanent

The Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act–which funds an NLSLA-led pilot project providing assistance and representation to people facing eviction in some of Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods–is now a permanent program in California. The Act, which funds seven pilot projects across the state, was initially approved in 2009 to provide representation for the poor when critical… Read more »