Housing and Community Justice Project

The Housing and Community Justice Project was established in the fall of 2008, and is directed by an APALRC staff attorney. The project combines community education, advocacy, community organizing, and direct legal representation of low-income and Asian tenants with limited English proficiency to protect their rights to safe, affordable homes in neighborhoods in which they want to live. In addition, the project engages communities with a long-term community lawyering strategy, believing that no one knows its priorities better than the community itself. The project provides corporate and transactional legal services to groups of affected community members, helping tenants organize and run tenant organizations to address problems and build up the community together.