MLPC In the Media

Welcome to the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children In Hawaii (MLPC) media room, a place to showcase all media coverage, advocacy letters, and other happenings. In addition to being practicing Attorneys, we also provide legal commentary, speak at public engagements and events, and contribute advice to critical judicial issues, some of which is accessible in the articles, letters, and features below.

Tenant Advocates Raise Concerns Over Violation of Eviction Moratorium

Big Island Now covers our press conference on illegal evictions.

The Latest: 173 New Cases; Mayor Warns Of 'Drastic' Actions If Trend Continues

Hawaii Public Radio includes our press conference on illegal evictions as part of their latest coverage of COVID-19 in our state.

Hawaii’s Eviction Moratorium Isn’t Saving These Tenants

We held a press conference on illegal evictions with our partners, the Marshallese Community Organization of Hawaii, Lawyers for Equal Justice, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. Civil Beat covers the issues raised.

Level The Playing Field Between Tenants And Landlords

We wrote an op-ed in the Civil Beat, with the Marshallese Community Organization of Hawaii, on the need for bold action on housing issues in our state due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Hawaii’s invaluable immigrants need state aid, funding now

For the first day of the state legislative session, we wrote an op-ed in the Star-Advertiser, with Pacific Gateway and The Legal Clinic, to advocate for funding for direct assistance and increased language access for excluded immigrants.

Recommendations on Eviction Prevention and Preservation of the Rental Market During the Pandemic

We endorse this renter's relief statement and ask our leaders to consider these options to prevent or mitigate a housing crisis.

Solidarity Letter from the Immigrant Justice Movement

We are proud to sign this Black Lives Matter Solidarity Letter from the Immigrant Justice Movement.

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

We are excited about the work of the Hawaii Strategy Lab, co-founded by one of our attorneys. The Civil Beat highlights their project and the need for all our stories to be heard at this time.

Immigrants And Others Struggle Applying For Hawaii Jobless Benefits

Immigrants continue to struggle with the state's Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. We discuss with the Civil Beat.

Hawaii Updates Unemployment Application To Include Pacific Migrants

We talk to the Civil Beat about fixes in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) application system and remaining concerns.

Hawaii’s New Unemployment Application Excludes Micronesian Migrant Workers

We talk to the Civil Beat about Hawaii's new Unemployment Insurance (UI) application system and how it excludes those here through COFA.

Include Immigrants In Fight Against Coronavirus

In this op-ed in the Civil Beat, written with The Legal Clinic, we explain the extra vulnerabilities faced by our immigrant 'ohana and that we must include immigrants in relief efforts.

What Hawaii Must Do To Protect Us All From COVID-19

Our op-ed in the Civil Beat reminds our leaders that the COVID-19 response must protect ALL of us.

Some Hawaii Public Housing Tenants Could Be Evicted Under Trump Proposal

We discuss with the Civil Beat how Trump’s proposed rule aimed at blocking undocumented immigrants from using public housing would have devastating effects for all immigrants and Hawaii's homelessness situation in general.

Baby Death Lawsuit Cites A Hospital Language Barrier

We discuss with the Civil Beat the critical importance of competent interpretation in medical care.

Hawaii Just Doesn’t Have Enough Public Housing For The Disabled

We speak with the Civil Beat about the challenges facing our clients with disabilities in public housing.

Doctors and Lawyers: An Innovative Partnership in Kalihi

The Civil Beat takes an in-depth look at our MLP program and all we do.

Medical-Legal Partnership for Children Wins National Award

We are thrilled to win the national 2014 Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Award.

Kōkua Kalihi Valley: Nurturing a Healthy Community

Hawaii Public Radio features our work at KKV.

 

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