Sara Pezeshkpour

  • Hosted by Housing Rights Center
  • Sponsored by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Disability Rights, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Sara worked with the Southern California Housing Rights Center to defend disabled tenants against eviction proceedings by applying federal and state Fair Housing Acts. Sara educated disabled tenants of the powerful protections afforded them under these Acts, and train other advocates to provide eviction defense where disability discrimination is implicated. Through this multi-pronged approach, Sara empowered both tenants and advocates to reduce disability discrimination in housing.

Equal Justice Works changed my life—it gave me the chance to do my dream job with great mentors and resources.

Sara Pezeshkpour /
2008 Equal Justice Works Fellow

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