Firm Files Landmark Homelessness Complaint, Prompting Swift and Dynamic Action by Federal Court
Representing LA Alliance for Human Rights in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, the firm filed a complaint in federal court demanding thousands of beds for people experiencing homelessness, and clean and safe streets for the community. Judge David O. Carter, recognizing the disastrous collision of the COVID-19 pandemic and 60,000 homeless on the streets of Los Angeles, ordered an emergency status conference just days after filing, with top officials from Los Angeles personally appearing and publicly committing to immediate and lasting solutions. After only two months from the date of filing the complaint, the Firm maneuvered the case into settlement negotiations and the City and County have since agreed to an eight-figure reallocation of funds to provide critical, lifesaving housing to marginalized populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Firm’s efforts have been covered in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, and more, all of which can be found on the Alliance’s website here .
Read LA Times article on the hearing: In wild hearing, federal judge grills L.A. Officials over coronavirus and homeless shelters .