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Moms 4 Housing property owner agrees to $3.5 million settlement

“Madeline Howard, senior attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty, said communities of color have often been the target of corporate real estate investors, leading to gentrification and displacement. Since most tenants do not have lawyers, Howard said, “It’s particularly important to enforce tenant protections when the property owner is a corporation.”

The pandemic has sharpened the need for enforcement, she said. “There’s such a direct connection between tenants rights and homelessness.”

Moms 4 Housing property owner agrees to $3.5 million settlement

State Failed to Offer Legal Aid to State Rent Relief Applicants

“Madeline Howard says the action may be too little too late. She’s a senior attorney with the Western Center on Law and Poverty. “It’s inevitable that many people who needed assistance at this point have already been harmed, have already been evicted from their homes, so it’s going to be too late.”

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Latest eviction moratoriums a double-edged sword for South Bay tenants, landlords

“The pandemic is exacerbating our underlying housing and homelessness crisis in the state,” said Madeline Howard, a senior attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty, a legal aid group in California. “So many people, especially those who were barely making it before, have lost their jobs and are not making it any more.”

Latest eviction moratoriums a double-edged sword for South Bay tenants, landlords