We are thrilled to share that Public Counsel’s Faizah Malik was honored with the Public Interest Award from the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) at their 18th Annual Banquet last week! Faizah is a Senior Supervising Staff Attorney with Public Counsel’s Community Development Project, and her unwavering commitment to justice and amplifying community power has impacted countless lives.
Faizah was recognized for helping to win the largest expansion of tenant protections in Los Angeles in forty years, which will keep tens of thousands of people housed and prevent families from falling into homelessness. She has also been counsel on several impact litigation cases to keep communities from being evicted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and she represented and supported the Bruce family in the historic return of Bruce’s Beach in a landmark racial justice victory.
Bravo, Faizah, on this well-deserved honor, recognizing your contributions to housing justice, fostering collaboration, and advancing justice for our communities! Your dedication and remarkable achievements continue to shape a more equitable and just society for all of us.