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Directory of Tenant Resources

Welcome to our directory of tenant resources.  Please use the search box below to find tenant organizations and services in your area.  Your results will appear beneath the search box.

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Fresno
This is a genereal health and human services directory for people in Fresno County.
San Diego
AHA's Tenants' Rights Project provides legal services and support to local nonprofits and groups of low income residents in impact housing and tenants' rights matters. For example,

In 2005-06, with grants from the State Bar?s Legal Services Trust Fund Program, AHA implemented the Tenants? ...
San Francisco
AIDS Housing Alliance/SF believes in a world where all people have a safe, decent and affordable home. Toward that vision, we prevent homelessness for people with HIV/AIDS by protecting the housing we already have, providing resources to secure new housing and promoting public policy to expand ...
San Francisco
Legal education and assistance for people with HIV/AIDS. Civil matters only. Call for intake.
Sonora
Since its first year, 1981, ATCAA has become involved in a variety of programs based on community needs and available funding. Programs and services are provided in both counties at convenient locations, with Agency Service centers in Jackson and Sonora.

Some services are also currently provided ...
San Francisco
The mission of Advancing Justice - ALC is to promote, advance, and represent the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Recognizing that social, economic, political and racial inequalities continue to exist in the United States, Advancing Justice - ALC is committed ...
San Jose
Non-profit legal services organization
Los Angeles
Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a ...
Richmond
Bay Area Legal Aid provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income people living in the Bay Area. The Richmond office serves residents of Contra Costa County.
BayLegal is presently assisting clients from Napa County in the areas of public benefits, including but not limited to Social Security Insurance (SSI), Social Security Disablity Insurance (SSDI), CalWORKs and Medi-Cal.
San Jose
BayLegal provides free legal assistance to eligible clients in the following counties: Alameda, Contra, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo County and in the following practice areas: Public Benefits, housing issues, domestic violence commencement of divorce, immigration relief ...
San Francisco
Our goal is to be the primary point of access for anyone in Bayview/Hunters Point with a legal issue who can't afford a for-profit lawyer. Using our professional volunteer network, we do all the work on a case up to courtroom appearances, including: investigation, legal research, mediation, ...
Los Angeles
Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a small group of lawyers, rabbis, and community activists who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition: ?Tzedek, tzedek tirdof ? Justice, justice you shall pursue.? This doctrine establishes an obligation to advocate the just causes of the ...
Each year, CRLA provides more than 40,000 low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. Our advocacy seeks to ameliorate the more egregious conditions caused by rural poverty. CRLA is a nonprofit legal services program that has ...
Oakland
State support center for legal services and public interest law programs. Housing policy and impact litigation organization.
Oakland
CARA is a statewide, progressive, grassroots senior advocacy organization representing over 800,000 members from affiliated organizations (union retiree groups, senior centers, senior resident associations, senior serving agencies, community groups). We work on issues to improve the quality of life ...
Sacramento
According to its website, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is here to protect and serve California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. DCA helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects ...
Oakland
According to its website, the mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect Californians from employment, housing, public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence. DEFH receives and investigates complaints related to housing discrimination.
San Francisco
The California Housing Consortium is the statewide ?big tent? housing advocacy organization representing the development, building, financial, and public sectors united in a non-partisan effort to advance affordable housing and community development across California. Our policy focus is in three ...
Sacramento
Free, legal advice and limited assistance in all areas of law by phone and other communications methods for California residents over 60. Affiliated Sacramento Senior Legal Services is responsible for legal aid to seniors in Sacramento County
Sherman Oaks
We are a general civil litigation firm with special expertise in all aspects of housing law.

**This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network of California (TLN). The TLN is a professional association of dues-paying tenant lawyers operated by Tenants Together. The TLN is not a lawyer ...
Fresno
Catholic Charities administers the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) when they receive funding. The EFSP offers one month's rent or mortgage payment, and/or one month's utility bill for qualified residents of Fresno County.
Stockton
Catholic Charities of Stockton adminsters the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) which can provide up to one month's rent or mortgage payment and/or one month's utility bill for qualifying residents of Stockton.
Oakland
We are a housing & immigrant rights organization in SF and Oakland. We have a Tenant Rights Clinic in both cities and help low-income Spanish speaking tenants in the SF office. In the Oakland office we serve low-income tenants who reside in Oakland. The Tenant Rights Clinics helps tenants with ...
San Francisco
Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents. We have a Tenant Rights Clinic that serves low-income Spanish-speaking tenants of San Francisco. It is the only tenant ...
Salinas
The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) trains farmworkers to form and lead neighborhood-based tenant and health committees or comit?s that, themselves, advocate for improved housing and health conditions for farmworkers and other low-income families in Monterey County and Santa Cruz County.
El Cajon
The Center for Social Advocacy (CSA) was incorporated in 1969 as a private non-profit organization by members of regions who were concerned about social injustices and inequities. CSA services have grown over the years and now include:

COUNSELING
Includes the provision of information concerning ...
Fresno
Mission:

To Advance Justice and Empower People

Core Values:

Commitment to excellence in providing creative quality legal services
Equal justice
Respect and compassion for our clients
Empowerment of clients
Pride, enjoyment and satisfaction in our work
Purpose:

The purpose of CCLS ...
Oakland
A comprehensive legal services agency whose mission is to protect and advance the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities.
San Francisco
The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach, ...
Los Angeles
Grass-roots group organizing renters throughout the Los Angeles area to protect rent control, ensure tenants' rights, preserve affordable housing. Among an impressive list of victories achieved in it 35 year history includes leading the effort to win rent control in the cities of Los Angeles and ...
Fresno
HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency
Chico
The Community Legal Information Center (CLIC), established in 1970 as the Public Law Internship Program, is a collection of projects which serve the community by providing free legal information and referrals, presenting seminars, workshops, and informational media to the population of Butte County
Sacramento
We are affiliated with the McGeorge School of Law and assist low-income clients in Sacramento County in the following clinics: Bankruptcy Clinic, Elder Law and Health Clinic, Immigration Clinic and Victims of Crime Clinic.
East Palo Alto
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding community. Our practice areas include housing, immigration, general civil litigation, and anti-predatory lending.
Hayward
Community Resources for Indpendendent Living (CRIL) advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve the quality of life and make communities fully accessible. We provide 15 independent living programs and services, including housing assistance and individual advocacy ...
Mountain View
Our Emergency Assistance program is designed to provide vital resources to clients in crisis. Our case workers assess each situation and determine immediate needs, whether that comes in the form of providing temporary shelter or one-time emergency financial assistance to help pay rent or PG&E bills ...
Richmond
CONTRA COSTA SENIOR LEGAL SERVICES (SLS) IS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT CALIFORNIA CORPORATION THAT PROVIDES CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SENIORS WITH FREE LEGAL SERVICES.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEB SITE IS TO INFORM SENIORS ABOUT THE SERVICES OFFERED BY SLS AND TO PROVIDE A REFERENCE RESOURCE FOR THE ...
San Rafael
Marin Mediation Services is a service of the County of Marin. Mediation is a voluntary process by which people come together with one or more professionally trained and experienced mediators who assist them in resolving their dispute in order to arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement.
San Luis Obispo
FREE OR LOW COST LANDLORD/TENANT MEDIATION SERVICES - We act as neutral third party to help people in conflict resolve disputes. Participation is voluntary for all parties. We also offer mediation and conflict-coaching services to resolve family, small business, real estate, community/residential ...
Sacramento
Advance the rights of Californians with disabilities. Disability Rights California works to bring about fairness and justice for people with disabilities. To reach those goals of fairness and justice, we may:

File lawsuits on behalf of individuals or groups,
Investigate charges of abuse and ...
Oakland
East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) is a 27-year-old membership non-profit organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to working with communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to preserve, protect and expand affordable housing opportunities through education, advocacy, and coalition ...
Palo Alto
The mission of EPACT and EPACT Education Fund is to protect and promote the rights, common good and general welfare of the tenant residents of East Palo Alto, California through preserving and creating quality affordable housing for low and moderate income residents, advocacy, lobbying, conducting ...
San Diego
Seniors are a growing and vital segment of our community. Elder Law & Advocacy seeks to protect seniors by providing legal advice and advocacy. We serve seniors by helping them to defend their legal rights and preserve their respected place in the community.
San Diego
Elder Law & Advocacy is a caring group of experienced professional staff and trained volunteers who are dedicated to serving seniors in both San Diego and Imperial Counties.

We provide civil legal services in subject areas concerning seniors, Medicare and Medicare related counseling and ...
San Francisco
The Eviction Defense Collaborative strives to prevent homelessness, preserve affordable housing and protect the diversity of San Francisco by providing specialized legal assistance, financial help, and education about tenants? rights to families and individuals facing eviction in San Francisco. ...
Los Angeles
Eviction Defense Network (EDN) is a network of trial lawyers, advocates and tenants dedicated to defending the right to affordable housing and ensuring access to justice in housing matters to tenants in Los Angeles County. EDN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and ...
A professional, non-profit, civil rights organization dedicated to the elimination of discrimination in housing and the expansion of housing opportunities for all persons.
The Center accomplishes its goal through the advocacy of equal housing opportunities, assisting victims of housing ...
Santa Ana
Our primary mission is the elimination of housing discrimination in Orange County. We provide landlord-tenant counseling and are a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. We operate a mediation service that works both with the Orange county courts and the community directly.
Riverside
The mission of FHCRC is to provide comprehensive services which affirmatively address and promote fair housing (anti-discrimination) rights and further other housing opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, presence of children, ...
Panorama City
The Council's primary goal is to investigate complaints of housing and lending discrimination, but we also offer direct assistance to tenants in foreclosed properties and provide assistance to homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Additionally, the Council takes complaints regarding ...
The Fair Housing Foundation (FHF) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan educational agency dedicated to promoting the enforcement of fair housing laws and encouraging an atmosphere of open housing through education, enforcement activities, counseling services, and outreach programs.
Napa
Fair Housing Napa Valley, formerly known as the Greater Napa Fair Housing Center, was established to eliminate discrimination in Napa County through education and enforcement in order to ensure that everyone is given an equal opportunity to live in the housing of their choice. Fair Housing also ...
San Rafael
Fair Housing of Marin is a private non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring equal housing opportunity and educating the community on the value of diversity. Fair Housing of Marin is available to help by providing literature and answering questions for housing providers and housing seekers. ...
East Palo Alto
The East Palo Alto Fair Rent Coalition, a non-profit coalition of tenants and concerned community members, was established in July 2008 and is dedicated to protecting East Palo Alto's tenants, families, and affordable housing. The coalition was founded on the belief that a healthy democracy ...
Fremont
A nonprofit agency providing landlords and tenants with confidential counseling for all rental housing questions, including securty deposits, repairs, termination of tenancy, evictions, privacy, right to entry, retaliation, and rent increases. The program also provides confidential counseling and ...
Fresno
The Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission offers 2 rental assistance programs: (1)The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which provides financial assistance to help offset an eligible Fresno County household?s home energy costs; and (2) the Energy Crisis Intervention Program ...
Fresno
Founded in 1970, Metro is a multi-faith, multi-cultural organization dedicated to the creation of a more respectful, compassionate and inclusive Fresno that promotes social and economic justice.

Metro seeks to accomplish this through advocacy ? advocacy that works for change in our institutional ...
Golden State Manufactured-home Owners League, Inc. (GSMOL) is a nonprofit homeowner advocacy organization, dedicated to protecting the rights and quality of life of manufactured home owners. GSMOL educates home owners on their rights, solves problems for manufactured home communities throughout ...
San Francisco
We primarily sue landlords throughout the Bay Area for breaching their duties, including failure to provide a habitable/livable unit, wrongful eviction, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, nuisance (includes mold/lead paint), interference with quiet use and enjoyment, ...
San Mateo
HIP Housing is a nonprofit organization offering Home Sharing, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, Self Sufficiency Programs for families with children and below-market and subsidized housing in San Mateo County.
Salinas
The Housing Advocacy Council provides homeless prevention services to low income residents of Monterey County. Services includes emergency rental assistance, security deposit guarantees, tenant education, and financial literacy education.
Oakland
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) is a California statewide, not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization. HERA's mission is to ensure that all people are protected from discrimination and economic abuses, especially in the realm of housing. We focus particularly on the needs ...
Fresno
According to its website, for over 60 years Housing Authorities City and County of Fresno has been providing Affordable Housing solutions to families throughout the County.

The Housing Authority is a combined agency, for both the City and County of Fresno. Most services and programs are ...
Redding
According to its website, the mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Redding is to improve and expand the City's housing stock, address the needs of low and moderate-income residents, and stimulate the physical and economic revitalization of the City's neighborhoods in concert with other ...
San Francisco
Founded in 2009, HELP seeks to expand legal protections in fair housing through its advocacy, leadership training, education and outrach, and enforcmeent of anti-discrimination laws. HELF offers consultations to people who believe that they are victims of housing discrimination at no charge. We ...
San Diego
Housing Opportunities Collaborative mission is ?to promote equal access to housing for all persons in the region, especially low income and underprivileged individuals and families, by educating the public concerning home ownership and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities, seeking financial ...
Salinas
Mission Statement:
"Assist and educate Monterey County residents to obtain and maintain affordable housing
and prevent homelessness."

History of the Organization
The Housing Resource Center (HRC) of Monterey County was incorporated in January of 1984 as the Monterey County Housing Council. ...
Los Angeles
The Housing Rights Center's (HRC) mission is to eliminate housing discrimination through education and advocacy to the end that all persons have fair and equal housing opportunities without regard to their characteristics protected by law. HRC provides free services to residents in Los Angeles and ...
Our mission is to actively support and promote fair housing through education, advocacy and litigation, to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ...
San Francisco
HRCSF provides tenant's rights counseling to San Francisco renters. We have a free, drop-in service by phone or in person. HRCSF has a special focus on serving the needs of HUD-Subsidized, Public Housing and Section 8 renters.
HRCSF also advocates and organizes for the rights of renters.
Eureka
The Court?s self-help centers provide assistance in the areas of both family law and non-family (civil) law. These services are available to all self-represented parties, regardless of income. The self-help center staff can provide you with information on your legal rights and obligations; they ...
Indio
Inland Counties Legal Services pursues justice and equality for low income people
through counsel, advice, advocacy, and community education,treating all with dignity and respect."
Riverside
According to its website, Inland Counties Legal Services pursues justice and equality for low income people through counsel, advice, advocacy, and community education, treating all with dignity and respect. Eligible clients are provided free legal assistance in case priority areas adopted by the ...
Riverside
The Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, Inc. (IELLA), is a non-profit legal service provider. IELLA's mission has been to provide free legal services for the poor and underprivileged residents of the Inland Empire via it's volunteer attorneys and staff. All of the services are rendered ...
Rancho Cucamonga
First established in 1980, Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board was initially formed to help individuals avoid costly court actions and reduce court caseloads by settling landlord and tenant issues. Since that time, IFHMB has continued to expand its programs, offering services to meet the ...
Los Angeles,
?The poorest among us should have the same access to justice as the richest and most powerful.?
- Nancy Mintie, founder of Inner City Law Center

Inner City Law Center has been serving the poorest and most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County since 1980. Founded on the ...
Los Angeles
The only provider of legal services on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, Inner City Law Center combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness.

Inner City Law Center is recognized for our expertise in housing issues, veterans? benefits, and homelessness prevention. Our staff ...
Burlingame
InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula return to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
Los Angeles
Inquilinos Unidos (United Tenants) is dedicated to empowering low-income tenants through community organizing, education and advocacy to fight for safe, decent, and affordable housing in Los Angeles.

Inquilinos Unidos (IU) has its origins in the tenant advocacy of Dino Hirsch, a retired ...
Isla Vista
The Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU) is an organization serving the interests of Isla Vista tenants. We recognize the diversity of our community, and we strive to meet the different needs of our members while uniting our common interests as tenants. We educate tenants on their rights and ...
Los Angeles
The Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles offers interest-free loans on a non-sectarian basis to individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify through normal financial resources. Interest-free loans instead of charity fill an important gap in our social system by ...
Represents low-income clients throughout the Bay Area. Takes cases on: UDs, vacate defaults, Housing Authority grievance hearings, sec8 hearings, Rent Board.
San Jose
The Law Foundation, a non-profit agency, provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need.To secure justice and protect human rights by providing legal advocacy, counseling and access to the legal system for those who would otherwise be underrepresented. The Law Foundation of ...
American Canyon
Public interest law firm specializing in helping people access the legal system regarding employee rights, wage claims, housing, eviction defense and personal injury.


**This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network. Tenants Together is not a lawyer referral service. We operate the ...
Fresno
This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network of California (TLN). The TLN is a professional association of dues-paying tenant lawyers operated by Tenants Together. The TLN is not a lawyer referral service. TLN members do not share fees with TLN or Tenants Together or pay any referral ...
Santa Monica
Mark Palmer has been a private attorney since 1984. He has operated his own firm, the Law Office of Mark B. Palmer, since 1994, representing tenants only. Mark Palmer represents both commercial and residential tenants in unlawful detainer actions (eviction cases), lease reviews, security deposit ...
El Cerrito
sole practitioner. not able to take all cases. UD defense, affirmative actions (suing LL for money damages due to breach of warranty of habitability.) Also Sec. 8 voucher termination hearings and writs of mandate.

**This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network of California (TLN). ...
Fresno
This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network of California (TLN). The TLN is a professional association of dues-paying tenant lawyers operated by Tenants Together. The TLN is not a lawyer referral service. TLN members do not share fees with TLN or Tenants Together or pay any referral ...
Los Angeles
The Law Office of Philip Shakhnis represents tenants in cases involving uninhabitable conditions, including mold, lead-based paint, carbon monoxide exposure, bed bugs, vermin, lack of weatherization.

**This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network of California (TLN). The TLN is a ...
San Francisco
In tenants' disputes with landlords, this law office does everything it can to assist tenant clients to prepare their own cases by conducting their own legal research, investigations, and, if the tenants wish, negotiations with their landlords or property managers, while being mentored by this ...
San Francisco
The bulk of our work is suing bad landlords for wrongful eviction, harassment, retaliatory eviction and failure to make repairs. Occassionaly we defend unlawful detainer actions on an hourly basis. Richard also has a real estate broker's license and represents tenants who want to buy their ...
Oakland
Provides free legal assistance to low-income residents in Alameda County in the areas of general family law advice (custody, visitation, and support), dissolution of marriage, immigration, debt collection, guardianship, and low-income landlord eviction assistance. For certain types of cases, and ...
Long Beach
Legal Aid is a legal services agency.
Los Angeles
Legal Services Organization providing Eviction Defense Representation, Impact litigation in Federally Subsidized Housing, Fair Housing, Slum Housing, and Redevelopment cases. Affordable housing advocacy.
Santa Barbara
The mission of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County is to provide high-quality legal services in order to ensure that low-income persons and seniors have access to the civil justice system in times of crisis ? to secure safe, habitable shelter, adequate income, and protection from ...
Santa Rosa
Legal Aid of Sonoma County has provided services to Sonoma County?s indigent population for over 50 years. Founded in 1958 and incorporated in 1983 as a private non profit, Legal Aid provides free crisis legal services to low-income families and children.

Legal Aid operates four primary ...
Santa Ana
Legal Aid Society provides civil legal services to very low income resident sand seniors of Orange County and South East Los Angeles County. We provide hotline advice to tenants, eviction defense clinics, and office appointments.
San Bernardino
The primary purpose for which the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino (LASSB), a non-profit organization, was formed is to provide counseling and legal services to indigent individuals belonging to our community. The organization is here to ensure that the rights and privileges of an individual are ...
San Diego
The dedicated attorneys and advocates of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., provide thousands of legal service activities to their clients annually. These services are provided through the LASSD Community Response Team (CRT - telephone client hotline), direct representation by lawyers and ...
San Mateo
Three weekly clinics are open to all low income tenants who live in San Mateo County. Call for appointment, or drop-in, priority given to unlawful detainer defendants.
San Jose
The Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County (LAS) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1960 to provide free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. As Silicon Valley?s economy has grown, the unique diversity of the ...
San Francisco
Provides assistance with a variety of legal problems including housing (tenants only), public benefits, consumer and debt collection issues, simple wills and elder abuse
Salinas
LSS can help with:

-Financial & Elder Abuse, Social
-Security, SSI and private pension problems
-Health care, Medicare, Medi-Cal & private health insurance problems
-Housing rights and landlord/tenant disputes
-Advanced Health Care Directives and long-term care problems
-Simple ...
Auburn
Since 1956, Legal Services of Northern California has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. We offer advice and assistance on a wide range of housing problems facing the low income community.
Chico
Since 1956, Legal Services of Northern California has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. We offer advice and assistance on a wide range of housing problems facing the low income community.
Eureka
The Eureka office of LSNC serves Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Check our website for offices in other parts of Central and Northern California.
We provide individual landlord tenant advice, self-help packets and referrals. Direct representation in court is rare, and is generally limited to ...
Redding
Legal Services of Northern California provides free legal services to eligible low-income and senior citizens in Shasta, Lassen, Trinity, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties.
Sacramento
Since 1956, Legal Services of Northern California has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. We offer advice and assistance on a wide range of housing problems facing the low income community.
Ukiah
Legal Services of Northern California provides legal services and advocacy free of charge to low-income residences of Mendocino and Lake Counties.
Vallejo
Provides legal services to low-income tenants
Woodland
Since 1956, Legal Services of Northern California has provided quality legal services that empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty. We offer advice and assistance on a wide range of housing problems facing the low income community.
Los Angeles
Small non-profit legal organization in LA's Boyle Heights
San Francisco
We sue landlords for breaching their duties to provide a habitable/livable unit, such as mold, bedbugs, etc. We also sue landlords for wrongful eviction, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, interference with quiet use and enjoyment, and fraud.
Salinas
The Monterey County Housing Alliance provides education and one-on-one counseling to enable Monterey County households to become homeowners and to help them maintain ownership once they achieve that status.
Monterey
The Monterey County Superior Court opened its Self-Help Center in March 2008. The Self-Help Center in Monterey is a part of the Judicial Council?s Equal Access Project designed to provide assistance to self-represented litigants in civil and family law matters.
San Francisco
Free telephone consultations. Wrongful evictions, habitability suits.
San Diego
The Neighborhood House Association (NHA) is San Diego County's largest multi-purpose human services agency. NHA helps thousands of individuals and families improve their quality of life by providing vital social services including employment, healthcare, child, family and senior services.
El Monte
Changing lives and transforming communities since 1965, NLSLA is a private, non-profit law firm advocating for low-income residents by providing effective legal representation and a variety of legal services and community education. With a proven track record of leadership and success, NLSLA finds ...
Novato
Our mission is to assist low income clients to move towards self sufficiency. We have a rental assistance program, for Novato residents who have lived here for at least 6 months only. All potential clients for this program must meet our eligibility. We also provide resources and referrals as needed.
Oakland
Neighborhood Law Corps
Oakland's community law unit puts attorneys in the streets to tackle drug houses, prostitution, slumlords, blight and other problems affecting the quality of life in our community. The program inspired by the Peace Corps was recognized with the Gold Award for Municipal ...
ong recognized as one of the leading housing authorities in the nation, the Oakland Housing Authority continues to introduce innovative solutions that address the increasing need for housing assistance. We own, operate or administer subsidized rent payments for nearly 15,000 households, ...
Oakland
Oakland Tenants Union (OTU) monitors the Oakland Rent Board and the Oakland Rent Law; advises tenants on applicability of Oakland law and regs, or makes referrals to appropriate agencies or resources; represents some tenants at Rent Hearings and appeals; works to bring about improvements in Oakland ...
Orange
The Superior Court of Orange County Self-Help Centers and website provide services and procedural information for self-represented litigants in order to increase understanding, participation, and access to the justice system and to enhance efficiencies and effectiveness of the court.
Santa Barbara
PUEBLO (People United for Economic Justice Building Leadership through Organizing) is a multi-issue community-based social, economic and environmental justice organization building the power and leadership of low-income Santa Barbara County residents. PUEBLO develops leadership and mobilizes ...
Palo Alto
For more than 25 years, the Palo Alto Mediation Program has been promoting peace in Palo Alto by using trained volunteers to help people resolve everyday disagreements.
San Francisco
Parkmerced Residents Organization is the SF Board of Supervisors recognized tenant organization for the neighborhood. We have fought for tenants rights and community issues and are a volunteer based organization.
San Carlos
Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA) creates justice by forging a common sense of purpose among diverse communities, addressing local problems, putting faith into action, building hope and finding solutions.
Santa Monica
People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER) has been organizing low-income tenants to fight for affordable housing in Westside Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley since 1999. By training grassroots leaders to work together, we have stopped hundreds of unfair evictions, prevented the loss of ...
Petaluma
Petaluma People Services Center is dedicated to improving the social and economic health of our community by providing programs that strengthen the dignity and self-sufficiency of the individual.
San Francisco
POWER is a multi-racial membership organization of low-income tenants and workers, working class women and people of color who come together to take control over the conditions in our workplaces and in our communities. Since the organization was founded in 1997, POWER has waged and won campaigns ...
San Jose
The Pro Bono Project provides quality, caring representation to clients with limited means. Our volunteer attorneys make the courts and the protection of the laws accessible to the most vulnerable members of our community.
Commerce
Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN) promotes wellness, personal growth and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education, and community involvement. We believe in diversity, acceptance, advocacy and empowerment while ...
Santa Clara
Project Sentinel provides Fair Housing investigation, counseling and education in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Stanislaus and Monterey Counties. We also provide landlord-tenant counseling and mediation services throughout Santa Clara County. Project Sentinel's mortgage department offers counseling and ...
Los Angeles
Public Counsel is the nation's largest public interest law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services to low-income communities.

Founded in 1970, Public Counsel strives to achieve three main goals: protecting the legal rights of disadvantaged children; representing immigrants who ...
Santa Ana
The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation ...
Los Angeles
When unexpected tragedy and environmental emergencies occurs, we provide clean up services for Trauma Scenes, Crime Scenes, Unattended Deaths, Vandalism, and Hoarding Situations. If a suicide or a violent crime happens, this scenario might need general decontamination.
Vista
The North County Unlawful Detainer Clinic provides legal information to litigants in unlawful detainer cases. Clinics operate weekly and are provided on a walk-in basis.
San Diego
Since 1983, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP) has changed the lives of thousands of poor women, children and men throughout San Diego County. A private, non-profit organization, SDVLP is the county's oldest and largest pro bono legal services program.

SDVLP serves the most vulnerable ...
San Francisco
According to its website, the San Francisco Housing Authority's mission is to provide for nearly 12,000 public housing residents and 21,000 Section 8 participants. A primary goal of the Authority is to continue to provide housing for these low-income households, while integrating housing and ...
San Francisco
According to its website, the Rent Board "safeguards tenants from excessive rent increases and, at the same time, assures landlords fair and adequate rents consistent with Federal Anti-Inflation Guidelines."
The Rent Board has the authority to: promulgate Rules and Regulations to effectuate the ...
San Francisco
Tenants rights advocacy
Stockton
Our office works with the rental and/or sale of housing within San Joaquin County. We are here to assist in creating a healthy coexsistence between responsible tenants and landlords. We want all housing in San Joaquin County to meet the Uniform Housing Codes.

Our office works to eliminate ...
Santa Monica
SMRR won rent control in 1979. It has fought since then to protect renters and all residents of Santa Monica. It is a membership organization, with democratic decision making. It's been active in local elections and won progressive majorities on the SM City Council for all but 4 of those years. ...
Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to senior citizens (60+), disabled individuals and low-to-moderate income families with dependent children who have a one-time critical need and who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San ...
Berkeley
SEEDS, formerly East Bay Community Mediation, represents the recent union of three community mediation programs in Alameda County: Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service, Conciliation Forums of Oakland, and Mediation Services covering Hayward/Castro Valley/Fremont.
San Luis Obispo
The Senior Legal Services provides free legal services to seniors aged 60 and older in San Luis Obispo County through the Senior Legal Services Project. The Project offers individuals confidential advice and counsel by appointment. The Project provides attorneys at senior centers throughout the ...
Cotati
We are a non-profit organization serving low-income families in Rohnert Park and Cotati. We offer several programs, including Homeless Prevention (rental and deposit assistance), Youth Education and Employment, Counseling, Latino Outreach and Diversion Counseling.
Gilroy
To improve the quality of life through comprehensive services that help establish food security, shelter, gainful employment and other opportunities toward achieving self-sufficiency. In existence since 1981.
San Rafael
Our primary service is home visits providing food, rent and utility assistance to people living in Marin County.

For people that have no home, we have an assistance desk open in the afternoon, M - F, providing rent deposit help and other emergency needs.

We also have a Free Dining Room at ...
East Palo Alto
Based in East Palo Alto, a low-income community four miles from the law school campus, the Community Law Clinic is the closest thing to a traditional legal services office among Stanford?s clinical offerings. The signature feature of the CLC is its off-campus location, which gives students the ...
Los Angeles
Our mission is to change public and corporate policy in a manner that provides concrete economic benefit to working-class people, increases the economic rights of working class people, and builds leadership through a movement for economic justice. In the process, SAJE also creates models of ...
Sunnyvale
We are an emergency services provider to residents of Sunnyvale. We provide financial help to prevent evictions and utility disconnections; to pay medical and other critical bills; to prevent homeless families regain permanent housing. We also have an emergency food program in cooperation with ...
San Diego
Tenants rights law office providing information and low cost legal services to residential and commercial tenants. We have been assisting our tenant community since 1993.
San Francisco
Tenants Together is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants. As California?s only statewide tenant organization, Tenants Together works to improve the lives of California?s tenants through education, organizing and advocacy. Tenants Together ...
Fresno
The Fresno Citadel Corps Community Center will assist in paying PG&E utility bills up to $200. See Eligibility section for details.
Torrance
They are walk-in clinics that offer individuals who are representing themselves legal information, assistance in preparing legal forms, guidance on a variety of civil matters, including evictions, divorces and paternity actions, and civil harassment. Referrals to private attorneys or legal services ...
USD Legal Clinics are funded by University of San Diego and, in part, by grants from the State Bar of California and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Landlord Tenant: Represents clients in matters such as Superior Court unlawful detainer trials and in administrative hearings involving ...
Ventura
Provides information to help people representing themselves navigate the court process. The Centers do not provide legal advice or representation, but they can provide legal information as well as information about affordable legal services.
San Francisco
Our firm started in 1981 and focuses on tenant rights litigation, including wrongful evictions, affirmative habitability, including class actions. We also do some general real estate litigation.
**This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network of California (TLN). The TLN is a ...
Point Reyes Station
Non-profit that provides emergency funds and supportive care to people in crisis or who have special needs and are unable to find assistance through any other means. We have an emergency food pantry, rental assistance programs and utility assistance. We organize a variety of community events and ...
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