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Newsom Did Not Issue a Statewide Eviction Ban. Tenant Groups Say Renters’ Health Could be Threatened.

Newsom Did Not Issue a Statewide Eviction Ban. Tenant Groups Say Renters’ Health Could be Threatened. ““Marcos Segura, a tenant attorney with Central California Legal Services, said allowing evictions for reasons other than failure to pay rent will leave many of his clients vulnerable. Renters can be evicted for other reasons — landlord renovations, tenants […]

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Evicted in Fresno: A Complex Story of Economic Burden and Profit

Evicted in Fresno: A Complex Story of Economic Burden and Profit Contributing authors are Karla Arana, lead housing organizer with Faith in the Valley, Fresno; Patience Milrod, executive director, Central California Legal Services; and Sara Hedgpeth-Harris, supervising attorney, Housing Team, Central California Legal Services. Read More → Disclaimer Your use of this website, including posting […]

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‘A Tragic Example.’ Baby’s Death Shows Fresno’s Homeless With Children Need More Help

‘A Tragic Example.’ Baby’s Death Shows Fresno’s Homeless With Children Need More Help Emilia Morris, legal director of Central California Legal Services, said homeless service agencies don’t have enough staff to effectively operate a system that is “so complicated and requires so much expertise.” “They are just not equipped to navigate this really complicated system,” […]

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Sale of Long-Vacant UMC Lauded as a Big Win for Fresno

Sale of Long-Vacant UMC Lauded as a Big Win for Fresno “Emilia Morris, an attorney with Central California Legal Services and an affordable housing advocate, is also optimistic. We see the consequences of this severe affordable housing shortage in our housing advocacy on a daily basis,” Morris said. “The shortage simply cannot be addressed if […]

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Looking at Social Justice #38

Loking at Social Justice #38: Barbara Ronsley, paralegal, and Bao Thao, Paralegal “Paralegals Barbara Ronsley and Bao Thao share with Jim Grant how Central California Legal Services helps the community in the all important issue of Subsidized Housing. They’ll describe the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, as well as the Housing Assistance Payment Contract. […]

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Looking at Social Justice #37

Looking at Social Justice #37: Tran Nguyen, Staff Attorney, and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal “Staff Attorney Tran Nguyen and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal share with Jim Grant how their Health Consumer Team at Central California Legal Services helps the community in the areas of Health Insurance, Health Care, and Medical Debt. In English and Spanish they will […]

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Fresno County District ‘Victim Blaming’ Student Who Accused Coach of Abuse, Attorney Says

Fresno County District ‘Victim Blaming’ Student Who Accused Coach of Abuse, Attorney Says “Alfred Gallegos, an attorney who has litigated sexual abuse cases, leads the Family Team at Central California Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals, families, organizations and communities. Gallegos said although maybe there’s been requests similar to the […]

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