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October 22, 2014: SF to Defend Tenant Relocation Law in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
San Francisco is defending a progressive tenant relocation law challenged by landlords represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation. NHLP joined other tenant and housing organizations in an amicus brief filed with the District Court. The challenged ordinance, which requires landlords to pay certain displaced tenants a relocation benefit calculated to compensate them for the difference between their rent before displacement and the cost of a comparable unit for a period of two years, was declared unconstitutional by the District Court and has been appealed by the City.
October 3, 2014: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles to Pay $3.3 Million for Settlement of Lawsuit Brought by Public Housing Residents
Los Angeles, CA, October 2, 2014 - In a case where NHLP served as co-counsel, Federal District Judge George H. Wu entered a preliminary approval order today for a $3.3 million settlement between public housing residents and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.
October 3, 2014: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
On September 30, 2014, President Obama marked the beginning of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by noting that almost two-thirds of Americans 15-years-old or older know a domestic violence or sexual assault survivor, and that three women are killed as the result of domestic violence homicide each day.
September 30, 2014: September Bulletin Discusses RHS Housing Preservation and Eviction Defense, PIH Notice Regarding Equal Access Rule
The September issue of the Housing Law Bulletin provides an overview of a recent Unnumbered Letter (UL) issued by the Rural Housing Service (RHS); this UL will have the impact of slowing affordable rental housing preservation efforts.
September 15, 2014: NHLP Webinar: Prepayments, Maturing Mortgages, and Foreclosures: Protecting Seniors and Others from Rural Development Rental Housing Displacement
Join NHLP on October 21, for a free 90-minute webinar on how to protect residents of USDA rental housing from displacement when USDA Rural Development (RD) rental housing loans end due to prepayment, loan maturity, or foreclosure. In each situation, residents (including those who live in farm labor housing) may be threatened with displacement.
September 11, 2014: NHLP Conducts VAWA Webinar to Record Crowd
Attendees included victim service providers, legal services attorneys, staff of public housing authorities as well as federal, state, and local government agencies.