Shriver Housing Project – Los Angeles
A groundbreaking initiative to increase access to justice for California’s poor
NLSLA leads a collaborative of four Los Angeles programs that provide legal representation to people facing eviction in some of Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods. The unprecedented program, developed through the leadership of Assemblyman Mike Feuer, is the largest of seven pilot projects approved by the Judicial Council to ensure representation for the poor when critical civil rights are at stake.
As part of the Shriver Project, NLSLA and its partners launched the Eviction Legal Assistance Center at the downtown Stanley Mosk Courthouse, where more than 25 percent of the County’s 70,000 eviction cases are filed each year, and where most families facing eviction have no legal representation.