Through the lens of economic and racial justice, Western Center on Law & Poverty fights in courts, cities, counties, and in the Capitol to secure housing, health care and a strong safety net for low-income Californians.
Many systems keep people in poverty – from institutionalized racism to unjust and unequal economic structures. We address those factors in every aspect of our work, and call out the ways they oppress people experiencing poverty.
, By Helen Tran, Western Center Staff Attorney
, By Jessica Bartholow, Western Center Policy Advocate
, By Matt Warren, Western Center Housing Attorney and Dick Rothschild, Western Center Director of Litigation
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In 2019, Western Center advanced crucial legislation and litigation to position California to better serve people living in poverty – in good times and in hard times. Our annual report highlights those important victories.
It is our intention that in this time of uncertainty, you can read our annual report and know that we are building on this work now more than ever, and we do not plan to stop.