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Dental Services, and Smiles, Restored

When his dentist kept rescheduling appointments, ALRP client Tim Green’s oral health began to deteriorate. And then his dental services were terminated altogether. ALRP Staff Attorney Stephen Spano (right) stepped in to make sure Tim received the dental care he needed through ALRP’s HIV Consumer Advocacy Program.

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ALRP Volunteer Attorney Helps HIV+ Brazilian Client Win Asylum

Thanks to the work of ALRP volunteer attorneys, an HIV+ client from Brazil was granted asylum.

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ALRP Negotiates Resolution to Eviction Notice and Saves Housing

Supervising Housing Attorney Jeff Dulgar helps secure housing for a client after third eviction notice in two years

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A New Start in San Francisco

A gay man living with HIV in Brazil, our client was scared for his life. With the changing political climate and persecution against LGBTQ+ people worsening in his home country, his health and safety were at serious risk. So, in 2018, he left Brazil to come to San Francisco.

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Seven Days to Save a Home

When a 73-year-old San Francisco resident reached out to ALRP for help, he was just seven days away from being permanently “locked out” of the apartment he had called home for 40 years. The race was on to save his housing.

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To Fulfill a Client’s Last Wish, ALRP Facilitates Expedited Citizenship

Earlier this year, a terminally ill client reached out for help with one last wish: to become an American citizen. He faced a lengthy application process, but ALRP intervened, advocating on his behalf to help his dream become a reality.

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A Hard-Fought Battle to Stay Housed

When Matthew Dickey faced eviction from his home of 15 years, he called ALRP for help. Teamed up with Senior Housing Attorney Zeenat Hassan and an expert witness to fight a nuisance claim, Matthew stood strong through one of ALRP’s most contentious cases to date. Just as they prepared to take the case to trial, Matthew and his team received amazing news: his home, and his life in San Francisco, would still be his.

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ALRP Board Members Secure Political Asylum for ALRP Client

Great story! ALRP Board Members at Nixon Peabody secure political asylum for an ALRP client.

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Promoting Diversity in the Law

Congratulations to ALRP Staff Attorney, Brandon Lawrence, who received the 2016 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award at the MBC Unity Awards on November 16, 2016. This award recognizes attorneys who have been exemplary in promoting the cause of diversity and inclusiveness in the legal community. Nominated by the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Elizabeth McGriff, Brandon is ecstatic that Ms. McGriff selected him as this year’s awardee.

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ALRP and Me

My first contact with ALRP was brief. It was the mid-nineties and the first tech boom was going full steam – a modern day Gold Rush. Landlords were cashing in by forcing out long-term residents by any means necessary. During those years I was acutely sick, and one day I came home from receiving a treatment at Davies Medical Center to find an eviction notice taped to my door telling me to vacate the premises in 30 days.

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