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 »

February 7, 2017 Training: Help Provide Amnesty Relief for Low Income People Saddled with Insurmountable Debt and Suspended Licenses

Multiple studies have shown that California’s exorbitant fines and fees for minor traffic infractions – and automatic license suspensions when there is a missed payment or court date – can further trap people in poverty. An estimated 4.2 million people have lost their driving privileges as a result of these punitive policies, which disproportionately impact… 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 Self Help Center Helps Extraordinary Couple Adopt 7 Nieces and Nephews

Last year, Shelly Aguilera could not have imagined that her family of four would soon become a family of eleven. But when her seven nieces and nephews were left without parents and without a home, Shelly and her husband Ramon knew what they had to do. The kids had been struggling for a long time…. Read more »

Just Neighbors 2016

NLSLA hosted its 11th annual Just Neighbors event at the Skirball Cultural Center, where 300 friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the organization’s work changing lives and transforming communities across Los Angeles. Guests at the September 25 gala joined the organization in honoring this year’s award recipients, whose work has expanded access to healthcare, housing,… 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 »