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Timothy’s Story

“The Western Center lawyers helping us on this case have given not only me but all the other residents of this motel hope. HOPE is the key word.”


Western Center filed a case against the City of Costa Mesa, fighting an ordinance that prohibits low-income residents from living in motels for more than 30 days—practically the only affordable housing in the city!

“This motel is home to 68 long-term residents including many families with children that would otherwise be living on the streets. This lawsuit gives us one last option and could set a precedence for other housing injustices.”