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I have the privilege of working with and on behalf of low income people to hold local redevelopment agencies to account, and ensure that they meet their minimum obligations to plan for, fund and develop affordable housing. I am also available to train, consult and/or co-counsel with other legal services or private counsel to enforce Community Redevelopment Law's affordable housing obligations.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
    32 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
    32 years



Pro bono (100%)

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4305 University Ave Ste 110
San Diego, CA, 92105

Affordable Housing Advocates

4305 University Avenue
Suite 110
San Diego, CA, 92105-1645



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Service Award, Public Service by a Law Firm or AgencySan Diego County Bar Association2010
The Wiley E. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesThe State Bar of California2006
Outstanding AdvocateSan Diego Housing Federation2001
Outstanding Local Governmental SupportNonprofit Federation for Housing and Community Development1997
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Affordable HousingNonprofit Federation for Housing and Community Development1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director & Supervising AttorneyAffordable Housing Advocates1996 - Present
Housing & Community Development Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc1984 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1984 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember, Photography Committee2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Craig v. City of PowayPeremptory writ of mandate issued, published opinion
Hogar Dulce Hogar v. Community Development Commission of the City of Escondido et. al.Peremptory Writ of Mandate issued, 2 published opinions
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - IrvineSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Redevelopment Association ConferenceUsing the Housing Fund for Planning and Administration Costs2005
Housing California's Annual ConferencePolicy, Advocacy and the Law: How to Influence Local Redevelopment Agency's Use of the Low and Moderate Income Housing Funds2004
The West Coast Conference on Progressive Lawyering's Shaking the FoundationsRaising the Roof: Cutting-Edge Housing Advocacy2001
Nonprofit Federation for Housing & Community Development's 10th Annual ConferencePushing the Envelope-Redevelopment & Housing2001
California Western School of Law, Career Services' Pro Bono LuncheonChoosing a Career in Legal Services2001
California Western School of Law's Public Interest Law FoundationHousing and Homelessness1999
California Redevelopment Association's Legal Issues SymposiumInclusionary Housing Obligations under State Community Redevelopment Law1998
Western Center on Law & Poverty MCLE Training: Redevelopment: Disaster or Opportunity?Monitoring Agencies, Litigation and Other Strategies to Enforce Affordable Housing Obligations1994