Deborah Collins is the managing attorney of The Public Interest Law Project ("PILP") in Oakland. She has been with PILP since 2002. Prior to that, Deborah was an attorney with Legal Services of Northern California for ten years. PILP is a non-profit, state-wide support center for local Legal Services and IOLTA programs, providing technical assistance and advice, training, administrative and legislative advocacy, and co-counseling services on poverty law issues. Ms. Collins specializes in state and federal laws related to the development and preservation of housing that is affordable to the lower income community including state land use, planning and redevelopment, subsidized housing, relocation assistance, and fair housing laws.