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 Californians with low incomes.
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 Tina Rosales - Western Center housing policy advocate
, By Dalyn Smith
, By Helen Tran - Western Center Senior Attorney
Western Center could not do any of the work we do without the generosity of our donors. Your support will help us fight against poverty and provide justice for ALL Californians.Donate Now
Our 2021 Annual Report highlights Western Center’s work throughout 2021, and presents portraits from photographer Gale Filter, captured through his relationships with unhoused communities in Sacramento – specifically via the organizations ShowUp Sac and Mercy Pedalers. We hope that in viewing this report, it becomes clear that we have a collective responsibility to make things better for our neighbors most impacted by poverty and other systems of injustice.Download Report