News and Success Stories

Inner City Law Center secures full benefits for homeless disabled veteran. "I was in such confusion and chaos coming out of the military. My body was screaming," says Army veteran Dan Riley* who had been badly injured twice as a member of an airborne unit in Afghanistan. With help from ICLC's Homeless Veteran's Project, Dan received more than $83,000 in back pay and with a full-disability rating will receive $3,300 a month for the rest of his life. Read Read his full story here.


Read our Executive Director Adam Murray’s op-ed in the Daily Journal about the latest legislative efforts in California to allow people to stay in their homes – laws that limit rent increases, limit the reasons landlords can evict tenants, add protections for holders of housing vouchers, and increase relocation payments due tenants evicted through no fault of their own. Although these new laws are a step in the right direction, in order to end this crisis we also need to ensure that these new laws are enforced by establishing a right to counsel and building more affordable housing throughout California. Read the article here.


Inner City Law Center holds slumlord accountable for illegally dividing a duplex into 12 separate rental units with vermin and rodent infestations, dry rot, illegal electrical work, bed bugs, and two moldy and filthy bathrooms. When the building went without power and water for months, the slumlord’s daughter literally sold buckets of water to the tenants. At trial the owner admitted lying to the LA Housing Department to avoid inspections, and even admitted lying to the jury. Check out the published California Court of Appeal decision holding that the punitive and emotional distress damages were proper. Congratulations to all current and former ICLC staff who worked on the case. Thanks to Dan Woods at Musick Peeler for his pro bono work on the appeal, and thanks to AlderLaw for their pro bono work on the underlying case.

Thanks to all who joined us for Inner City Law Center's 19th Annual Awards Luncheon. We were honored to award violinist Vijay Gupta the Humanitarian Award and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP the Katharine Krause Award. You can view our client success video here.

Inner City Law Center breaks down Land Use Planning in Skid Row: Strategies to Prevent Displacement and Build Affordable Housing in our response to the city's plan to rezone Skid Row.
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Our Homeless Veteran's Team share their commitment to working with veterans. Read about Director of the Homeless Veterans Project Kara Mahoney, Staff Attorney Jon Killoran, and Staff Attorney Melody Osuna.

Curious about Homeful.LA? Read more about Sonal Patel's, Homeful.LA Policy Intern, work with Homeful.LA.

Take a look at our first ICLC Fellow Spotlight. Attorney David Aigboboh wrote about his work with the Homelessness Prevention Team defending evictions.

ICLC led the collaboration of Skid Row providers and residents that put the audit titled "No Place to Go:  An Audit of the Public Toilet Crisis in Skid Row" together. Click here to view the report.

ICLC's 17th Annual Luncheon was held on June 16 12:00-1:30 P.M. at the Omni Hotel. Over 500 people were in attendance to honor Judicate West Foundation and Var Fox and Marian and Peter B. Edelman. Click here to watch the 6-minute video that was shown at the luncheon.

ICLC Director of Strategic Initiatives was featured in an LA Times Article about how policing alone will not solve homelessness. Read the article here.

Pro Bono Coordinator Vidhya Ragunathan has been selected to serve on the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services (SCDLS) for the State Bar of California! Link to the official announcement here.

Single Mom and Young Son Come Frighteningly Close to Homelessness. Link to the full story here.

Executive Director Adam Murray's latest Op Ed as featured in the LA Times. Check out the article here..

Photo Album from the 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon. View pictures here.

On this episode of Champions of Justice, Executive Director Adam Murray and Director of Strategic Initiatives Greg Spiegel discuss how ICLC is addressing the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. Listen to the broadcast here.

Client success stories video as featured at the 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon. View video here.

Landlord attempts to evict tenant for 5th time. View details here.

Melissa Tyner Director of Homeless Veterans Project receives California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award! View details here.

ICLC Executive Director Adam Murray dispells 4 Myths about homelessness in an Op-Ed featured in the Los Angeles Times: View the article here.

People experiencing homelessness want action from City Hall. Hear what they think in their own words: View video here.

Inner City Law Center's innovative Homeless Veterans Project is featured in November 11, 2015 Daily Journal by Staff Attorney Jon Killoran. View article here.

Adam Murray asks the question - What do we do to help families remain stably housed? See his answer as featured in the October 2015 Daily Journal Op-Ed. View here.

The 35th Anniversary Awards Luncheon raised a record breaking $1 million to support ICLC's work. Please share our client video and have others support the work we do. View here.

ICLC Executive Director discussing Skid Row with BBC Radio Listen here.

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by ICLC Executive Director Adam Murray. If we are to eradicate homelessness, we need to remember that each person without a home is someone's son or daughter. Click here for details.

Meet Kori, a female veteran who experienced military sexual trauma. She is just one of the many veterans ICLC assists every year. Her powerful story is featured on NationSwell.

ICLC's work as a part of the Shriver Project was featured on APM's Marketplace. Click here to listen to the story.

Los Angeles Times' California Law Today highlights ICLC Board Member Amy Solomon and Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Tyner's work with homeless female veterans. See more here.

New York Times highlights ICLC’s work helping female homeless veterans get off the streets. Click here to read the heartbreaking story.

Listen to Adam Murray on KABC 790's Ledger on the Law speaking about ICLC's work.