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COVID-19 Homelessness Prevention Project

During the Shelter in Place Order, CCLS will continue to assist students and their families via phone or email. Tenant Rights Evictions Other Housing Issues For Assistance Contact Us At: 559.570.1298 or HPPTeam@centralcallegal.org Disclaimer Your use of this website, including posting comments will not create an attorney-client relationship. You should neither act nor refrain from […]

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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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Summer Newsletter 2019

Summer Newsletter 2019 Our summer newsletter features honorees for our 2019 Champions of Justice Reception and honors two long-time employees who are retiring. Your use of this website, including posting comments will not create an attorney-client relationship. You should neither act nor refrain from acting based on information obtained from this site. None of the […]

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National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month 2019 On July 16th, CCLS celebrated National Ice Cream Month! The Fresno office had locally owned Ampersand Ice Cream, the Merced office had Cold Stone Creamery, and the Visalia office had Baskin Robbins. It was so great to share a cold treat on such a hot day! Your use of this […]

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