There's not a single community in Northern California that hasn't felt the pain of our state's housing crisis.
That includes suburbs like Pacifica, where many who've been priced out by the city's astronomical rents have turned to living in RVs to keep a roof over their heads. But instead of working with their unhoused neighbors, Pacifica's City Council has responded with a campaign of unrelenting harassment aimed at running unhoused people out of town. So we're suing.
Hear some of the stories from our clients:
The Pacifica city council recently passed a law that essentially bans RVs from parking within city limits. Once the ban passed, Pacifica police began issuing fines to people who can't afford to eat regularly, let alone pay off tickets that can add up to thousands of dollars. The city is also threatening to tow the vehicles – an action that would rob them of all their possessions and last remaining shelter.
We hope that this lawsuit will urge Pacifica, and other cities like it, to reconsider how they treat their unhoused neighbors. We all have a role to play in solving the housing crisis. To fix it, we need to come together and find solutions that respect everyone's dignity.
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