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WCLP News and Noteworthy
Court of Appeal Rules that Big Banks Step into Shoes of Foreclosed Landlords When Trying to Evict Tenants
01/27/2014
Success Stories

Thousands of Innocent Tenants Caught in the Foreclosure Process Protected. Read more...

Governor Brown Signs Western Center Sponsored Housing Bill Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking
08/19/2013
In the News

The Governor has signed  SB 612 (Leno), which will protect survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking by expanding the accepted forms of documentation for evidence of abuse for purposes of terminating a residential lease, and safeguarding the documentation’s confidentiality.  Read more...

CalWIN computer system, which improperly terminated seniors and persons with disabilities from health benefits, repaired
02/11/2013
Success Stories

 A positive settlement has been reached in Ledezma v. Shewry...



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Legislative Blog and Notes
Time to Implement the Farm Bill
03/11/2014
Notes on the Legislature

Today, the Senate and Assembly Human Services Committees will take up the issue of hunger and increasing CalFresh participation in a joint legislative hearing. Western Center will testify, making recommendations for implementing the Agriculture Act of 2014 signed by the President last month and supporting changes in the program that reduce hunger in California. 

Assembly Budget Hears CalWORKs Items Today
02/26/2014
Notes on the Legislature

Today, the Assembly Budget Committee will hear items related to the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. Western Center's Legislative Advocate, Mike Herald, will testify at the hearing. Prior to the hearing, a rally will be held in Room 444 in the Capitol.

Farm Bill Cutting Food Help To Be Signed Today
02/07/2014
Notes on the Legislature
The President is expected to sign the Farm Bill, House Resolution 2642, today at a ceremony in Lansing, Michigan. This bill was strongly opposed by anti-hunger organizations throughout the country, due to the fact that the bill included $8.6 billion in “savings” from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamp program), on top of the $11 Billion in SNAP Cuts that were already made in November last year.
Thousands of Innocent Tenants Caught in the Foreclosure Process Protected
01/27/2014
Notes on the Legislature

San Jose, California, January 24, 2014 - The often forgotten victims of the foreclosure crisis – renters – won a decisive victory yesterday in the California Court of Appeal.

California's Women's Policy Summit Sets 2014 Agenda
01/22/2014
Notes on the Legislature

Western Center on Law and Poverty presented this year's legislative priorities at the 2014 hosted by the California Center for Research on Women and Families, held last week.


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Did You Know?
What it takes to live in California

Did You Know??

  • A minimum wage worker in California earns only $1,340/month.
  • In order to afford the fair market rent of a 2-bedroom apartment ($1,249/mo), a minimum wage worker would have to work 120 hours/week, 52 weeks per year.
  • In Los Angeles, a tenant needs to earn $25/hour to afford the average 2-bedroom apartment.
  • 6.6 million Californians lack health insurance – the highest in the nation.
  • 70% of uninsured children are in families where the head of household has a year-round, full-time job.

  

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