City Attorney Barbara J. Parker launched the Housing Justice Initiative to be a force multiplier for my work protecting vulnerable tenants in Oakland’s diverse neighborhoods. For years, the award-winning Neighborhood Law Corps has taken the lead in the City Attorney’s Office on lawsuits to secure justice for tenants. That work is critical as Oakland’s housing crisis forces more and more families to leave our city or to become homeless. We refuse to accept the current state of affairs as the new normal. We strive to enforce every Oaklander’s right to safe, healthy, and dignified housing.