2021 CaRLA Gala

Come celebrate with us a successful year of #SuingTheSuburbs!


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Date: Friday, December 17 2021

Venue: Line 51 Brewing Company

Address: 303 Castro St. Oakland, CA 94607

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Save the date. WE’RE THROWING A PARTY! Last year due to the COVID pandemic, we were unable to have our highly anticipated end of the year gala. This year is different. CaRLA extends a warm invitation to all individuals interested in our cause and organization.

Reserve your ticket for our 2021 Gala today by filling out the box on the right!

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2021 Accomplishment Recap

2021 has been a successful year for CaRLA. From winning multiple lawsuits and continuing our fight to #SueTheSuburbs, we have been able to push for a better California. 

Victory for the Builder’s Remedy in La Cañada Flintridge

California Housing Defense Fund Scores First Ever Legal Victory for California’s Builder’s Remedy

CalHDF and Pro-Housing Legal Allies File Housing Element Lawsuits against Cities and Counties across Bay Area

In response to the widespread failure by Bay Area cities and counties to meet the January 31 deadline for adopting their sixth cycle housing element updates, three California pro-housing legal nonprofits are announcing an effort to sue cities across the region.  As of...

CaRLA is Suing Santa Clara County over NIMBY Zoning

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, CaRLA joined with co-petitioner Kenneth Shotts, a political scientist at Stanford, to sue Santa Clara County for their illegal downzoning of the newly created Upper San Juan Residential District (SJRD), an area right outside of...

Victory Alert – Huntington Beach

CaRLA is happy to announce another fresh victory in a string of significant rulings in favor of housing. If you haven’t been following the Huntington Beach saga, it is finally coming to an end, and the series finale has a surprising conclusion. We were very unhappy...

CaRLA Announces Precedent-Setting Victory in San Mateo Appeal

Oakland, CA — The California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA)  is pleased to announce a precedent-setting victory in the fight for more housing and a more equitable California. In a much anticipated decision released Friday afternoon, the California...

CaRLA Disappointed in Huntington Beach Housing Lawsuit Ruling

We are simultaneously disappointed in and surprised by a trial judge’s ruling last week to deny 48 units of desperately needed and zoning-compliant housing in Huntington Beach on the grounds that the project is not protected by the Housing Accountability Act. This...

We’re escalating our fight to make housing a matter of statewide concern by defending it in the Court of Appeals

CaRLA has officially begun work on our appeal of the ruling we received in CaRLA v. San Mateo, because we believe the court is wrong: housing is a statewide issue that cannot be left solely in the hands of local governments.. As we’ve covered before, the trial court’s...

Whats at stake in CaRLA v San Mateo?

This Thursday is the court hearing for our case against the City of San Mateo, but what is at stake? Housing, of course, but we're not just here to get housing built project-by-project. We're here to restore a legal environment in which California builds housing equal...

Calabasas says SB 13 renders our lawsuit moot. We disagree.

Our demurrer hearing in CaRLA v Calabasas got delayed last week, as the city managed to convince the court that SB 13's passage and imminent signing by Governor Newsom may render our lawsuit moot. Our hearing has now been rescheduled to October 29th at 1:30pm. In our...

Tomorrow: CaRLA v San Mateo

Remember when we filed suit against the City of San Mateo for their unlawful denial of 10 homes next to Caltrain? Tomorrow we're finally having our day in court. San Mateo Superior Court, 2PM, Department 28. Peep our brief:...

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If you’re interested in sponsoring our 2021 Gala, please contact our Director of Development and Outreach, Greg Magofña, at greg@carlaef.org