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New Analysis Shows that Transit Agencies Can Promote Affordable Housing, Increase Ridership
A new analysis from Public Counsel and a coalition of neighborhood-based community development corporations may point the way for transit agencies interested in increasing ridership by discounting land near transit for affordable housing.
South L.A. Community Groups Win Health Care Victory
Community members and elected leaders applauded the opening of the Rev. Warner Traynham Community Center, a full-service clinic in South L.A. Public Counsel represented the community in negotiations that made it possible.
California Lawyer Recognizes Two Public Counsel Cases with Its 2015 Attorney of the Year Awards
California Lawyer magazine announced its 2015 Attorney of the Year awards and recognized two Public Counsel cases that made a difference for thousands of students, families and individuals.
Families Open Their Hearts on Adoption Day
More than 200 Los Angeles children joined new families as Public Counsel celebrated the 15th National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 22. Nearly 50,000 children nationwide have been adopted since the annual event started in Los Angeles in 1998.
Community Agreement in Major Development to Boost Good Jobs and Affordable Homes in South L.A.
Public Counsel and the UNIDAD Coalition negotiate a plan to include affordable housing, quality jobs for local residents, opportunities for small business and homeless support services.
Public Counsel Launches National Search for Next CEO to Lead Nation's Largest Pro Bono Law Firm
Public Counsel announced the commencement of a search for a successor to longtime President and Chief Executive Officer Hernan Vera, who recently returned to private practice. The search will be conducted by Phillips Oppenheim Associates, Inc. under the direction of a search committee of the Public Counsel Board of Directors led by co-chairs Stephen Pickett and Gail Title.
Report Finds California School Districts Lose Focus on Keeping Foster Youth In School
A new Public Counsel report finds that California's new Local Control Funding Formula for schools needs to do more to help abused and neglected children improve attendance and avoid suspension, expulsion, and encounters with law enforcement on campus.
Statement: Attorneys for Veterans Praise Plan for Homeless Housing at West Los Angeles VA Campus
Attorneys who represented homeless veterans in the lawsuit Valentini v. McDonald released this statement in response to the plan released on February 13, 2015, regarding the use of the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
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LA Times: Skid row doctor's care includes finding patients a home
Los Angeles Times
A new County program uses county Department of Health Services money to subsidize rents for the very sick among the county's 39,000 homeless people. Experts call it the nation's most promising initiative to end homelessness.
Los Angeles Times: Activists fear that big-project zoning change would ignore L.A.'s poor
Los Angeles Times
Newly proposed rules meant to smooth the way for vetting big developments in Los Angeles are stirring up alarm among community groups that say the plan doesn't do enough to protect poor households or small businesses from being displaced.
California Health Report: High school students push for playgrounds in small cities southeast of L.A.
California Health Report
A group of high school students from Southeast L.A. County is learning to lobby for green space and greater play opportunities for the area’s youngest children.
Hillary Clinton Receives William O. Douglas Award
Fox-11 Profiles New Effort to Assist Military Caregivers
Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Elie Wiesel at the William O. Douglas Award
Watch Elie Wiesel's Call for Justice: 'Don't Sleep Well When People Suffer'
President Bill Clinton and Barbra Streisand Celebrate With Public Counsel
Hillary Clinton Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
Legal, Art and Film Leaders Honor David Johnson
Natalie Portman Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
Sidney Poitier Salutes Public Counsel and Elie Wiesel
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