Housing Land Advocates is a dedicated advocate for affordable housing through education and litigation.
When necessary, HLA will consider litigation to ensure that State housing goals are applied for all income levels, to ensure a regional fair share of affordable housing, and to further our goal to ensure an equitable distribution of housing by race, class, and income.
However HLA cannot, by law, provide representation as legal counsel for other persons.
HLA board member Ed Sullivan volunteered to help a group home in Gresham secure approval to allow more than ten unrelated persons to live in a house in the city’s low-density residential zone, based on interpretation of the Fair Housing Act.
Review the city’s decision by following the link below.
- City of Gresham – Request for Staff Interpretation (November 30, 2011)