Federally Funded Housing Security

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program.  In California, SLFRF state funds are managed through the Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund of 2021.  These funds enable legal services providers and support centers to assist Californians with housing security, including:

 

  • landlord-tenant disputes;
  • services to prevent foreclosure;
  • improved habitability;
  • increased affordable housing;
  • receipt of eligible income and/or benefits related to housing stability; and,
  • homelessness prevention
California’s Budget Act of 2021 allocates $40 million of these funds in FY 2021-22 for housing assistance via the Judicial Council of California. The Department of Finance projects an additional $20 million for each FY 2022-23 and FY 2023-24 for a total of $80 million over three years.

With 2.5% authorized for administrative purposes (current and projected funding), $78 million is planned for distribution to legal services providers and support centers.

 

Program Funding Allocations

75 programs receiving a total $58.5 M grant award over three years based on formula:
(Projects funded through formula distribution)

Organizations Grand Award Amount
Affordable Housing Advocates $ 150,000
Aids Legal Referral Panel $ 150,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center $ 281,265
Alliance for Children's Rights $ 969,762
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles $ 1,461,693
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach $ 189,075
Bay Area Legal Aid $ 995,151
Bet Tzedek Legal Services $ 1,913,391
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform $ 442,044
California Indian Legal Services $ 512,097
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation $ 442,044
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. $ 4,544,697
California Women's Law Center $ 442,044
Central California Legal Services $ 2,613,759
Centro Legal de la Raza $ 539,121
Child Care Law Center $ 442,044
Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations $ 442,044
Community Legal Aid SoCal $ 1,624,419
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto $ 415,551
Contra Costa Senior Legal Services $ 150,000
Disability Rights California $ 6,398,787
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund $ 442,044
Disability Rights Legal Center $ 564,708
Elder Law & Advocacy $ 325,125
Eviction Defense Collaborative $ 150,000
Family Violence Appellate Project $ 442,044
Family Violence Law Center $ 150,000
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance $ 1,059,054
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law $ 402,054
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates $ 150,000
Inland Counties Legal Services $ 3,904,926
Inner City Law Center $ 1,310,991
Justice & Diversity Center of the BASF $ 285,339
Justice in Aging $ 442,044
LACBA Counsel for Justice $ 176,961
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley $ 598,047
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights $ 569,244
Legal Access Alameda $ 150,000
Legal Aid at Work $ 993,231
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles $ 2,482,581
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County $ 209,484
Legal Aid of Marin $ 150,000
Legal Aid of Sonoma County $ 301,389
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino $ 468,552
Legal Aid Society of San Diego $ 1,727,781
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County $ 173,577
Legal Assistance for Seniors $ 150,000
Legal Assistance to the Elderly $ 150,000
Legal Services for Children $ 150,000
Legal Services for Seniors $ 230,268
Legal Services of Northern California $ 2,612,379
McGeorge Community Legal Services $ 256,758
Mental Health Advocacy Services $ 150,000
National Center for Youth Law $ 442,044
National Housing Law Project $ 442,044
Neighborhood Legal Services $ 2,004,753
OneJustice $ 442,044
Public Advocates Inc. $ 724,857
Public Counsel $ 2,600,319
Public Interest Law Project $ 442,044
Public Law Center $ 1,418,901
Riverside Legal Aid $ 463,899
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program $ 537,717
San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation $ 150,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance $ 156,315
Senior Adults Legal Assistance $ 150,000
Senior Advocacy Network $ 150,000
Senior Citizens Legal Services $ 150,000
Social Justice Collaborative $ 150,000
USD School of Law Legal Clinics $ 268,707
Veterans Legal Institute $ 174,681
Watsonville Law Center $ 150,000
Western Center on Law and Poverty $ 442,044
Youth Law Center $ 442,044
Yuba-Sutter Legal Center for Seniors $ 150,000

 

23 programs receiving a total $19.5 M grant award over three years based on a competitive request for proposals.
(Projects funded through a competitive request for proposals)

Organization Grant Award Amount
Bay Area Legal Aid $ 900,000
California Indian Legal Services $ 770,000
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. $ 1,100,000
Community Legal Aid SoCal $ 1,000,000
Eviction Defense Collaborative $ 1,025,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates $ 1,100,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center $ 330,000
Inland Counties Legal Services $ 1,250,000
Inner City Law Center $ 1,300,000
Justice in Aging $ 600,000
Legal Aid at Work $ 700,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles $ 810,000
Legal Aid of Marin $ 360,000
Legal Aid of Sonoma County $ 880,000
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino $ 950,000
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice $ 850,000
National Housing Law Project $ 500,000
Neighborhood Legal Services $ 1,100,000
OneJustice $ 600,000
Public Counsel $ 1,100,000
Public Law Center $ 900,000
San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation $ 575,000
USD School of Law Legal Clinics $ 800,000