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Housing Discrimination

Learn what is illegal under fair housing laws and what to do if you are discriminated against.

The impact of COVID-19 on housing


This resources below can help you understand your legal rights during the COVID-19 crisis.

What are surplus funds in a foreclosure?

What are surplus funds?

Surplus funds, also referred to as overage or excess funds, are the funds remaining after a mortgage is paid through the final judgment of a foreclosure auction.


Cruz Reynoso: A Life Committed to Justice


CRLA, Inc. Executive Director Jose Padilla shared this reflection following news of the May 7, 2021 death of the Honorable Cruz Reynoso, former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, law professor, and CRLA Executive Director from 1969-1972.


After Medi-Cal Denial, A Win for Uninsured El Centro Resident


Juan D. survived a heart attack and emergency open heart surgery only to receive medical bills totaling over $300,000. Here's what Juan and CRLA did to get his medical bills covered.


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