Local Resource Directory

SF Bar Association's Legal Advice and Referral Clinic- UC Hastings and BayView

Free Legal Help: Legal Advice and Referral Clinics 
Phone:
(415) 989-1616
Eligibility:
Accepts tenants from any city or county
Address: 198 McAllister Street, 1st Floor Louis B. Mayer Lounge, San Francisco 94103
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

2-1-1

2-1-1 is available throughout the U.S. and in many parts of Canada by phone, text, and web. A toll-free call to connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can help you find services and resources that are available to you locally and provide critical services that can improve... continue reading
Eligibility:
USA and parts of Canada.
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Other
  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Marina
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Suisun City
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

Affordable Housing Advocates

Affordable Housing Advocates (AHA) provides free legal representation in impact housing and tenants' rights cases in the city and county of San Diego through two projects:
Phone:
(619) 233-8441
Fax:
619-233-4828
Office Hours:
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., weekdays, except holidays.
Eligibility:
Go to: http://www.lawhelpcalifornia.org/CA/index.cfm Does not generally serve Section 8 tenants. Section 8 tenants should go to Legal Aid. Open to undocumented persons.
Address: 427 C Street, San Diego 92101
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Diego

Affordable Housing Network for Santa Clara county

The Affordable Housing Network’s purpose is to preserve and expand the supply of housing affordable to low-income people in our country through a program of education, empowerment, coordination, and support. Founded in 1987, AHN members include grassroots individuals and community organizations... continue reading
Address: PO Box 5313, 95150
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

ALRP’s mission is to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues. ALRP accomplishes this mission by providing free and low-cost legal services (Education and assistance) to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Phone:
(415) 701-1100
Fax:
415-701-1400
Office Hours:
9-5 M-F - Call for intake, no walk-ins.
Eligibility:
HIV positive. Call for more information.
Address: 1663 Mission St., Suite 500, San Francisco 94103
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

Alameda County Bar Association: Free 1st Saturday Legal Clinic

The Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) will hosts this free legal clinic once per month on the first Saturday.
Phone:
(510) 302-2222
Office Hours:
First Saturday of every month. 10:30 am –12:00 pm
Eligibility:
This is a free service available to anyone, regardless of residence or income.
Address: 125 12th St , Oakland 94607
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

Alameda Renters Coalition

A local tenants association and community organization committed to organizing for and protecting renters protections in Alameda. Volunteer-based. Contact for the schedule of general meetings. updated 11/18 _LH
Phone:
(510) 473-2332
Address: Alameda
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Alameda

Alexandra Law Firm

Serve tenants in San Francisco Bay Area (also a small number of cases in San Mateo, Alameda, and San Jose) providing eviction defense, representation at the SF Rent Board and affirmative lawsuits for wrongful/constructive eviction,lock-outs, tenant harassment & failure to provide habitable... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 500-6089
Fax:
415.956.0749
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri but can be flexible
Eligibility:
provide sliding scale
Address: 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 970, San Francisco 94104
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Francisco

Alexsis C. Beach & Rachel Lederman, Attorneys

Small community law firm with offices in the Mission District of San Francisco and in downtown Oakland. We represent tenants in affirmative lawsuits against landlords for bad housing conditions / habitability, wrongful eviction, lockout, fires, injuries, discrimination, and harassment. Free... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 282-9300
Fax:
510-590-9296
Office Hours:
call or use our web contact form for an appointment
Eligibility:
none
Address: 558 Capp Street, San Francisco CA 94110,
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Francisco

Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA)

Phone:
(209) 533-1397
Fax:
(209)533-1034
Website:
Office Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 9 am. to 4 pm. (Closed 12 PM to 1 PM for lunch.)
Address: 427 N. Hwy 49, Suite 202, Sonora 95370
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Calaveras
  • Mariposa
  • Tuolumne

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

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... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 896-1701
Fax:
415-896-1702
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
Eligibility:
Low income, underserved immigrants in the San Francisco greater bay area region.
Address: 55 columbus Ave, San Francisco 94111
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

Asian Law Alliance

Non-profit legal services organization
Phone:
(408) 287-9710
Fax:
408-287-0864
Office Hours:
M-F 9am -4pm
Eligibility:
Low income for representation
Address: 184 Jackson Street, San Jose 95112
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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... continue reading
Phone:
(888) 349-9695
Eligibility:
Must be of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander descent.
Address: 1145 Wilshire Blvd 2nd Floor, Los Angeles 90017
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Representation
  • Other
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Aziz Legal

Tenant lawyer working in Santa Clara County. Is your Landlord a Slumlord? Have you made requests for repairs that have been ignored by your Landlord? Have you been threatened with an eviction?  California law protects tenants and you may be entitled to recovery.  
Phone:
(408) 203-4627
Address: 10711 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino 95014
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Santa Clara

Basta, Inc Lancaster

BASTA operates exclusively for charitable purposes by fighting for freedom, justice, and equality through the delivery of cultural-sensitive social, professional, legal, and educational services to those in need.
Phone:
(562) 590-7300
Office Hours:
7:30am-7pm Mon-Fri
Address: 667 West Avenue J , Lancaster 93534
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Basta, Inc Long Beach

BASTA operates exclusively for charitable purposes by fighting for freedom, justice, and equality through the delivery of cultural-sensitive social, professional, legal, and educational services to those in need.
Phone:
(562) 590-7300
Office Hours:
9am-7:30pm Mon-Fri
Address: 333 West Broadway, Suite 204, Long Beach 90802
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Basta, Inc Los Angeles

BASTA operates exclusively for charitable purposes by fighting for freedom, justice, and equality through the delivery of cultural-sensitive social, professional, legal, and educational services to those in need.
Phone:
(213) 736-5050
Office Hours:
9:30am-7PM Mon-Fri
Address: 2500 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1050, Los Angeles 90057
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Bay Area Legal Aid - Alameda

Phone:
(510) 250-5270
Eligibility:
Some income restrictions
Address: 1735 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94612
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda

Bay Area Legal Aid - Contra Costa

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.
Phone:
(510) 250-5270 x925
Office Hours:
Richmond Office hours are 9:00 am - 5:00pm (reception desk closed for lunch at noon). Legal Advice Line Hours are Monday & Thursday from 9:30am-3:00pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am until 1:00pm.
Eligibility:
Low income and very low income individuals and families.
Address: 1025 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond 94802
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Contra Costa

Bay Area Legal Aid - Marin

Phone:
(415) 479-8224
Eligibility:
Some income restrictions.
Address: 30 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael 94903
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Marin

Bay Area Legal Aid - Napa

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.
Phone:
(707) 320-6348
Eligibility:
Some income restrictions.
  • General Information
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Napa

Bay Area Legal Aid - San Francisco

Phone:
(415) 354-6360
Eligibility:
Some income restrictions.
Address: 1035 Market Street, San Francisco 94103
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Francisco

Bay Area Legal Aid - San Mateo

Phone:
(650) 472-2666
Eligibility:
Some income restrictions.
Address: 539 Middlefield Road, Redwood City 94063
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Mateo

Bay Area Legal Aid - Santa Clara

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... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 850-7066
Eligibility:
Some income eligibility guidelines.
Address: San Jose 95113
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Santa Clara

Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal

Phone:
(415) 735-4124
Fax:
(415) 534-3469
Office Hours:
9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (Tuesdays office only open for intakes, no other appointments)
Eligibility:
Clients must live or work in 94124 zip code of San Francisco. If there is a housing issue, the residence must be located in 94124.
Address: 4622 3rd Street, San Francisco 94124
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

Phone:
(510) 981-7368
Office Hours:
M,Tu,Th,F 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wed 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Eligibility:
Any tenant (or landlord) in Berkeley. Also, referral to free legal services for low-income tenants in eviction lawsuits.
Address: 2125 Milvia St., Berkeley 94704
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Government Agency
  • Alameda

Berkeley Tenants Union

The Berkeley Tenants Union is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Berkeley renters through grassroots organizing, outreach, and policy advocacy. We believe housing is a human right and rent stabilization is Berkeley’s most effective affordable housing program. We will empower and... continue reading
Address: 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley 94704
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Association
  • Alameda

Bet Tzedek Legal Services

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... continue reading
Phone:
(323) 939-0506
Fax:
323-549-5880
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 Am - 5:00 Pm. By appointment only, please schedule in advance.
Eligibility:
Low income residents of Los Angeles
Address: 145 So. Fairfax Avenue #200, Los Angeles 90036
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Brancart & Brancart

 
Phone:
(650) 879-0141
Address: 8205 Pescadero Road , Pescadero 94060
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Mateo

Calfornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

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... continue reading
Phone:
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Eligibility:
Legal problem must be a CRLA priority and the office will assist if there are resources available. Income less than 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, or up to 200% in special situations; U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.
Address: See website for locations, 93721
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Eviction Defense
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Fresno

California Affordable Housing Law Project

State support center for legal services and public interest law programs. Housing policy and impact litigation organization.
Phone:
(510) 891-9794 x145
Fax:
8919727
Address: 449 15th Street, Suite 301, Oakland 94612
  • Other
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)

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... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 550-0828
Fax:
(510) 663-4099
Eligibility:
Not a direct service provider - refer seniors to agencies serving the elderly. We are a membership based advocacy organization.
Address: 600 Grand Ave. #410, Oakland 94110
  • Tenant organizing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Labor Union
  • Alameda

California Coalition for Rural Housing

Formed in 1976 following a farmworker housing conference, CCRH is one of the oldest state low-income housing coalitions in the country. Through advocacy, organizing, research, and technical assistance, our goal is to make the case for rural housing improvement and strengthen the capacity of the... continue reading
Phone:
(916) 443-4448
Address: 717 K Street, Suite 400, Sacramento 95814
  • Other
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Marina
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Suisun City
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

California Department of Consumer Affairs

Phone:
(800) 952-5210
Email:
Office Hours:
M-F 8AM-5PM
Eligibility:
Serves everyone in California.
Address: 1625 North Market Boulveard, Suite N 112, Sacramento 95834
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Alameda

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

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.
Phone:
(800) 233-3212
Fax:
(510) 622-2956
Office Hours:
8AM-5PM M-F
Address: 1515 Clay Street, Oakland 94612
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Government Agency
  • Alameda

California Indian Legal Services - Escondido

Phone:
(760) 746-8941
Fax:
2011-02-03 11:52:39
Office Hours:
Multiple Counties
Eligibility:
Eviction Defense Assistance, Legal Representation, Legal Representation -- Eviction Defense
Address: www.calindian.org, Escondido CA

California Indian Legal Services - Eureka

Phone:
(707) 443-8397
Fax:
2011-02-03 12:25:17
Office Hours:
Multiple Counties
Eligibility:
Eviction Defense Assistance, Legal Representation, Legal Representation -- Eviction Defense
Address: www.calindian.org, Eureka CA
  • Humboldt

California Indian Legal Services - Sacramento

Phone:
(916) 978-0960
Fax:
2011-02-03 13:07:35
Office Hours:
Multiple Counties
Eligibility:
Eviction Defense Assistance, Legal Representation, Legal Representation -- Eviction Defense
Address: www.calindian.org, Sacramento CA
  • Sacramento

Camp Fire Resources - Affecting Butte County: Emergency page from Legal Services of Northern California

See most recent LSNC resource updates for this emergency at https://lsnc.net/camp-fire-butte-county-resources
Address: 541 Normal Avenue, Chico
  • Other
  • Butte

Campbell & Farahani, LLP

  We are a general civil litigation firm with special expertise in all aspects of housing law.  
Phone:
(818) 999-4242
Fax:
(818) 999-4246
Office Hours:
9-5
Address: 15233 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 408, sherman oaks
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Los Angeles

Catholic Charities

Phone:
(805) 541-9110
Office Hours:
Call for information.
Address: 3592 Broad St, 93401
  • Rental Assistance
  • Religious Organization
  • San Luis Obispo

Catholic Charities

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.
Phone:
(559) 237-0851
Office Hours:
Call for information.
Eligibility:
The EFSP offers one month's rent or mortgage payment, and/or one month's utility bill for qualified residents of Fresno County.
Address: 149 N Fulton St, Fresno 93701
  • Rental Assistance
  • Religious Organization
  • Fresno

Catholic Charities of 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.
Phone:
(209) 444-5900
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility:
For Stockton residents. Call for more information.
Address: 1106 N El Dorado St, Stockton 95202
  • Rental Assistance
  • Religious Organization
  • San Joaquin

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

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... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 836-2687
Fax:
(510) 763-5824
Email:
Office Hours:
Monday : 1pm-5:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am –12:00pm and 1pm-5:30pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday 9:30am-12pm and 1pm-5:30pm Friday 1pm-5:30pm
Eligibility:
Low-income tenant of Oakland.
Address: 3022 International Blvd Suite 205, Oakland 94608
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

Causa Justa :: Just Cause (SF OFFICE)

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... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 487-9203
Fax:
(415) 487-9022
Email:
Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 1pm-5pm ; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9am – 12:00 and 1pm-5pm We are closed for lunch everyday from 12 – 1pm
Eligibility:
Low-income, Spanish-speaking (there are some exceptions)
Address: 2301 Mission Street, Suite 201, San Francisco 94110
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

CAUSE - Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (Santa Barbara)

CAUSE's mission is to build grassroots power to invoke social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California's Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.
Phone:
(805) 658-0810
Address: 126 E. Haley St. #A12, Santa Barbara 93101
  • Tenant organizing
  • Services for Tenants
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Barbara

Center for Community Advocacy

The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) trains farmworkers to form and lead neighborhood-based tenant and health committees or comités that, themselves, advocate for improved housing and health conditions for farmworkers and other low-income families in Monterey County and Santa Cruz County.
Phone:
(831) 753-2324
Fax:
(831) 753-0104
Address: 22 W Gabilan Street, Salinas
  • General Information
  • Tenant organizing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Monterey

Center for Social Advocacy

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... continue reading
Phone:
(619) 444-5700
Fax:
619-444-5080
Email:
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Eligibility:
Must reside in one of the contract areas. If you live outside of CSA's contract area you will be referred to the appropriate agency.
Address: 277 E. Lexington Ave. Suite A, El Cajon 92020
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Diego

Central California Legal Services Inc. (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... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 675-8001
Fax:
(559) 570-1254
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed from 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. Due to funding reductions, offices are closed on the second Friday of each month.
Eligibility:
Our services are available to eligible low-income individuals in the counties we serve regardless of race, sex, age, religion, disability, family status, sexual orientation or national origin. Serving communities in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills with offices based in Visalia, Merced, and Fresno. (ONLY AVAILABLE FOR DOCUMENTED US CITIZENS)
Address: 2115 Kern Street, Suite 1 Fresno, Fresno 93721
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Fresno

Central California Legal Services Inc. (VISALIA)

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... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 675-8001
Fax:
(559) 635-8096
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed from 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
Our services are available to eligible low-income individuals in the counties we serve regardless of race, sex, age, religion, disability, family status, sexual orientation or national origin. Serving communities in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills with offices based in Visalia, Merced, and Fresno.
Address: 2025 W. Feemster Avenue, Visalia , Visalia 93277
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tulare

Central California Legal Services Inc.(MERCED)

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... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 675-8001
Fax:
(209) 723-1315
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed from 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
Our services are available to eligible low-income individuals in the counties we serve regardless of race, sex, age, religion, disability, family status, sexual orientation or national origin. Serving communities in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills with offices based in Visalia, Merced, and Fresno.
Address: 1640 "N" Street, Suite 200, Merced, Merced 9534
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Merced

Centro Legal de la Raza

A comprehensive legal services agency whose mission is to protect and advance the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities. Promotes safe, stable, and healthy housing by helping people fight unlawful evictions, rent increases, and bad conditions. Six clinics per month – please call... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 437-1554
Fax:
510-437-9164
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Eligibility:
Must meet federal poverty or HUD guidelines to be eligible for free services.
Address: 3400 E 12th Street, Oakland , Oakland 94601
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda

Chinatown Community Development Center

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,... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 984-1450
Fax:
(415) 362-7992
Address: 1525 Grant Avenue, San Francisco 94133
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Tenant organizing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • San Francisco

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides temporary assistance to help people living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties.  
Phone:
(415) 777-7120
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm To apply, contact a local agency.
Eligibility:
Low-to-moderate income families with dependent children; senior citizens (55+); disabled individuals; veterans; victims of domestic violence; pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester; and transitioning emancipated foster youth who have a critical need and who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma
Address: P.O. Box 44740, San Francisco 94144
  • Rental Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

City of Alameda Rent and Community Programs

The City of Alameda Housing Authority runs the Rent Review Advisory Committee (RRAC). This is a rent review program that enforces the Rent Stabilization and Eviction Ordinance no3148.
Phone:
(510) 747-4346
Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 4:00pm
Address: 701 Atlantic Ave, City of Alameda 94501
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Alameda

Coalition for Economic Survival

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... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 252-4411
Fax:
(213) 252-4422
Office Hours:
No counseling available over the phone. See clinic hours: http://cesinaction.org.dnnmax.com/CESTenantsRightsClinic.aspx
Eligibility:
None
Address: 514 Shatto Place, Suite 270, Los Angeles 90020
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Tenant organizing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Los Angeles

Community Housing Council of Fresno

HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency
Phone:
(559) 221-6919
Fax:
559-256-1564
Office Hours:
Mon - Friday; 8 AM to 5 PM Saturdays and evening by appointment only.
Eligibility:
Anyone seeking information regarding Tenants
Address: 2560 W. Shaw Lane #101, Fresno 93711
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Fresno

Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of the greatest number of low-income people throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.  We are able to provide assistance in the following areas. Contact us to learn more about how we can help with:
Phone:
(800) 834-5001
Fax:
(714) 571-5270
Office Hours:
9AM-5PM Monday through Friday
Eligibility:
All seniors, 60+ Legal Services Corporation and State Bar guidelines for income (low-income)
Address: 2101 N Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana 92705
  • Code Enforcement
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange

Community Legal Information Center

The Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)  is a student-run, non-profit organization that has been providing legal information to students and community members for over 40 years.  Free legal information is offered in 11 areas of the law, including housing. 
Phone:
(530) 898-4354
Fax:
(530) 898-4911
Office Hours:
REGULAR SEMESTER OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm Friday: 10am – 5pm INTERSESSION & SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 10a m – 3 pm Friday: CLOSED
Eligibility:
Students and community members.
Address: 25 Main Street, Chico 95929
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Self Help Center
  • Educational Institution
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Butte

Community Legal Services - University of the Pacific

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.
Phone:
(916) 340-6080
Eligibility:
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.
Address: 3455 Fifth Avenue, Sacramento 95817
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Sacramento

Community Legal Services in 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 immigration, housing, and economic advancement. www.clsepa.org
Phone:
(650) 326-6440
Fax:
(866) 688-5204
Office Hours:
9-5:00 M-F
Eligibility:
Low-income
Address: 1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto 94303
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Mateo

Community Resources for Independent Living

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... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 881-5743
Fax:
(510) 881-1593
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
Alameda County resident with any type of disability or functional limitation who can benefit from CRIL services to increase personal independence.
Address: 439 A Street, Hayward 94541
  • General Information
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Self Help Center
  • Tenant organizing
  • Other
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos

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... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 968-0836
Fax:
(650) 968-2164
Office Hours:
The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:oopm. The office closes for lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm.
Eligibility:
Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos provides services to residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Applicants must meet HUD income guidelines to qualify for services.
Address: 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View 94043
  • General Information
  • Rental Assistance
  • Other
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (“CCSLS”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free civil legal services to Contra Costa County residents who are 60 or older. We offer a wide array of services throughout the county. Clients can speak with an attorney at our office conveniently... continue reading
Phone:
(925) 609-7900
Fax:
(925) 609-7901
Office Hours:
PLEASE NOTE: CCSLS IS OPEN FOR INTAKES FROM 9-NOON AND 1-3 P.M. MON.-THURS AND FROM 9-1 P.M. ON FRIDAY.
Eligibility:
SLS SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CALIFORNIA) WHO ARE SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. THERE IS NO FEE FOR OUR SERVICE. SLS provides general advice, counsel and representation in civil legal matters, such as housing, income maintenance/ finance, elder abuse, consumer matters, estate planning and related issue
Address: 2702 Clayton Rd., Ste. 202 Concord, Concord 94519
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Contra Costa

County of Marin Mediation Services

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.
Phone:
(415) 499-7454
Office Hours:
9:00 AM to 4:00PM closed 12 noon to 1:00PM Monday - Friday
Eligibility:
Sliding scale fees.
Address: 30 North San Pedro RD Suite 170, San Rafael 94903
  • Mediation
  • Government Agency
  • Marin

Creative Mediation

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... continue reading
Phone:
(805) 549-0442
Fax:
805.549.0654
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Call for appointment)
Eligibility:
We are a low-cost service for all of SLO County. Also, our special SLO Solutions program provides services FREE for any city of San Luis Obispo resident, as well as any student at Cal Poly or Cuesta.
Address: 285 South Street, Suite P, San Luis Obispo 93401
  • Mediation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Luis Obispo

Department of Fair Employment and Housing

The mission of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing is to protect Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence. The DFEH is the largest state civil rights agency in the country. It was established by the Legislature in 1959 as the... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 884-1684
Office Hours:
For persons with a hearing impairment please call 800-884-1684 or TTY at (800) 700-2320. File a fair housing complaint online: http://houdiniesq.net/dfeh/intake/
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Government Agency
  • Alameda

Disability Rights California

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 neglect... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 776-5746
Eligibility:
California resident with a disability.
Address: 1831 K Street, Sacramento 95811
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

East Bay Community Law Center

Phone:
(510) 548-4040
Fax:
510-548-2566
Office Hours:
Call for clinic hours.
Eligibility:
Income Guidelines In general, EBCLC serves individuals living at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. The guidelines change every year, but the following monthly incomes are rough estimates for a household of: $1,125 $1,515 $1,900 $2,295 Cities Served Primarily northern Alameda County, in the cities of: Berkeley Oakland Emeryville For some types of cases we serve all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Address: 2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley 94703
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda

East Bay Housing Organizations

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... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 663-3830
Address: 538 9th Street, Suite 200, Oakland 94607
  • Other
  • Alameda

East LA Community Corporation

ELACC develops and coordinates affordable housing projects in Los Angeles, offers support programs for local residents, and advances tenant right protections through community inclusion in workshops and advocacy-related events. updated 08/19_FC
Phone:
(323) 269-4214
Website:
Address: 2917 E 1st St., Suite 101 , Los Angeles 90033
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

East Palo Alto Council of Tenants (EPACT) Education Fund

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,... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 322-9725
Fax:
650-725-3377
Office Hours:
Leave phone message any time.
Eligibility:
All tenants
Address: P.O. Box 50142, Palo Alto 94303
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Santa Clara

East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Program and Board

The East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Program offers several services: Provide information and assistance to landlords and tenants Calculate and issue certificates of Maximum Allowable Rent Engage hearing examiners to hold hearings and issue decisions on landlord and tenant rent... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 845-7447
Office Hours:
8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday
Address: 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto 94303
  • Other
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • San Mateo

ECHO Housing

ECHO Housing services include 1) Tenant/Landlord Counseling Program provides information to tenants and landlords on their housing rights and responsibilities 2) Rental Assistance Program assists residents living in Livermore and Pleasanton with move-in costs or delinquent rent due to a... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 581-9380
Fax:
510-537-4793
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Monterey

ECHO Housing - Hayward Office

Phone:
(855) 275-3246
Address: 770 A Street, Hayward 94541
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Monterey

El Comité de Vecinos del Lado Oeste, East Palo Alto

A Committee of Neighbors of the Western Side of East Palo Alto:  Dedicated to tenants' rights, anti-displacement work, and affordable housing. updated 08/19_FC
Phone:
(650) 771-3712
Eligibility:
Low-income tenants in East Palo Alto.
Address: East Palo Alto
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • San Mateo

Elder Law & Advocacy- San Diego & Imperial Counties

Elder Law & Advocacy programs include: 1) Senior Citizens Legal Services – legal services for persons ages 60 and over;
Phone:
(858) 565-1392
Fax:
858-565-1394
Eligibility:
Senior residents of San Diego and Imperial counties.
Address: 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 110 , San Diego 92123
  • Code Enforcement
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Other
  • Imperial
  • San Diego

Elke & Merchant LLP

Elke & Merchant LLP are experienced tenant lawyers dedicated to protecting tenant rights throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We represent tenants in all types of actions against landlords, including eviction defense, Rent Board petitions, and affirmative lawsuits related to wrongful eviction... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 294-4111
Fax:
(415) 294-4121
Office Hours:
9 am - 5 pm, M-F
Address: 870 Market St, Suite 1140, San Francisco 94102
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Clara
  • Sonoma

Eviction Defense Center

EDC has been dedicated to serving marginalized communities inlcuding, but not limited to, low-income families, elderly tenants, and tenants with disabilities. EDC services for Berkeley residents Free legal support on a broad range of housing matters including substandard housing... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 452-4541
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Address: 350 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 703, Oakland 94612
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa

Eviction Defense Collaborative

The EDC provides legal assistance to people who are in legal proceedings for eviction in San Francisco. EDC connects tenants directly with the attorney that will represent them for free through trial. EDC also runs the Rental Assistance Disbursement Component (RADCo) program, which provides... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 947-0797
Fax:
(415) 947-0331
Office Hours:
DROP-IN LEGAL CLINIC HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Thursday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM // RADCo HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM; afternoons available through appointment (appointments made in-person)
Eligibility:
Rental Assistance Disbursement Component (RADCo) eligibility criteria: 1) You live in San Francisco and are not a Housing Authority tenant; 2) Your household has sufficient income to pay your future rent and expenses 3) You plan to stay in your home for at least six months; Note: You do not have to have a three-day notice to qualify for rental assistance. Likewise, you may still be able to get help even if you have already been sued for eviction. // Refer to website for needed intake documentation
Address: 1338 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, San Francisco 94103
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

Eviction Defense Network

The Eviction Defense Network (EDN) is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to protecting the right to decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing. Serve households facing eviction: provide consultations for a donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds) provide representation... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 385-8112
Email:
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 9am to 9pm; Friday, 9am to 6pm; Closed weekends
Eligibility:
New clients must arrive by 4 on Fridays. If you are already in eviction court you can come any time during our working hours. We do not make appointments. First come first served.
Address: 1930 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90057
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Excelsis Law, P.C.

Phone:
(213) 340-0300
Fax:
2133400200
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. In-person meetings by appointment only. Please call 213-340-0300 or email info@excelsislaw.com for a free consultation and appointment.
Address: 1000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90017
  • Mediation
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Los Angeles

Fair Housing Council of Cental California

The FHCCC investigates complaints of housing discrimination and predatory lending, and also offers mediation, counseling, advocacy, research, and fair housing training and workshops for consumers as well as housing providers. updated 08/19_FC
Phone:
(559) 244-2950
Fax:
(559) 244-2956
Address: 333 W. Shaw Avenue Suite 14, Fresno 93704
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Fresno

Fair Housing Council of Orange County

Services provided by the Fair Housing Council include fair housing enforcement and education, landlord/tenant counseling, mediation and homebuyer HUD counseling which includes first-time homebuyer education and mortgage default counseling. updated 08/19_FC
Phone:
(714) 569-0823
Fax:
714-835-0281
Office Hours:
9 am - 6 pm Mon - Thurs, closed Fri
Eligibility:
All callers, on-line or walk-ins (tenants, landlords, managers, etc.) with inquiries involving property located in Orange County. Services are available to low-to-moderate income clients free-of-charge and to others for a moderate donation.
Address: 1516 Brookhollow Dr., Suite A, Santa Ana 92705
  • Code Enforcement
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Orange

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc.

The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. (FHCRC) offers services to both landlords and tenants in an effort to resolve disputes arising from the individual’s tenancy. FHCRC receives complaints, investigates them, and then attempts to mediate the dispute between the landlord and tenant.... continue reading
Phone:
(951) 682-6581
Office Hours:
8 AM to 5 PM, M-F
Address: 4164 Brockton Avenue, Riverside 92501
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Riverside

Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley

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... continue reading
Phone:
(818) 373-1185
Fax:
818-373-1193
Office Hours:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Evening hours and weekends by appointment
Eligibility:
none
Address: FHCSFV, Panorama City 91402
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Los Angeles

Fair Housing Foundation

The Fair Housing Foundation runs a Fair Housing Program that addresses housing discrimination claims; informs landlords and tenants of their rights and duties; helps tenants with habitability issues and evictions, among other tenancy-related problems; and offers referrals to other agencies. Los... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 446-3247
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange

Fair Housing Napa Valley

Fair Housing Napa Valley’s primary programs include  fair housing enforcement and investigation landlord/tenant counseling and mediation education and outreach disaster-related housing counseling related assistance to mobile home parks updated 08/19_FC
Phone:
(707) 224-9720
Fax:
(707) 224-1566
Office Hours:
9:00 to 4:00 PM, M - F
Eligibility:
One of the following criteria must be met: A. The property in question is in Napa County B. The landlord lives in Napa County C. The tenant lives in Napa County There is no income qualifier for services.
Address: 1804 Soscol Ave, Suite 203, Napa 94559
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Napa

Fair Housing of Marin

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California provides free comprehensive fair housing counseling complaint investigation assistance in filing housing discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the California Department of Fair Employment... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 457-5025
Fax:
415-457-6382
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9 AM - 4 PM; Intake from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM on Mon - Fri, all other times by appointment only
Eligibility:
No charge for services
Address: 1314 Lincoln Ave. Suite A, San Rafael 94901
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Marin

Faith in the Valley - Fresno

Through a massive outreach and listening campaign, Faith in Fresno leaders have developed a comprehensive vision for change focused on safe and decent housing jobs and poverty environmental justice parks police accountability gun violence updated 08/19_FC    
Address: 4147 E Dakota Ave, Fresno 93726
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fresno

Fremont Fair Housing and Landlord / Tenant Services

A nonprofit agency providing landlords and tenants with confidential counseling for all rental housing questions:  security deposits repairs termination of tenancy evictions privacy right to entry retaliation rent increases The program also provides confidential... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 574-2270
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Address: Fremont Family Resource Center , Fremont 94538
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Alameda

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC)

The scope of service provided by Fresno EOC consists of almost all facets of human services and economic development: crisis intervention (emergency shelter for youth and families) pre-school education vocational training youth recreation senior citizen hot meal services energy... continue reading
Phone:
(559) 263-1000
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
Call to confirm
Address: 1920 Mariposa Street, Suite 300 , Fresno 93721
  • Other
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Fresno

Fresno Housing Authority

Programs managed by the Fresno Housing Authority involve:
Phone:
(559) 443-8400
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; closed every other Friday and certain holidays (call to confirm hours)
Eligibility:
Resident of Fresno County.
Address: 1331 Fulton Street, Fresno 93721
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Fresno

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM)

FIRM  serves the needs of over 6500 refugees in the Fresno area of the California San Joaquin Valley, primarily refugees of Southeast Asian, Slavic, and African origin.   Services include 
Phone:
(559) 487-1500
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Address: 1940 N. Fresno Street,, Fresno 93703
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fresno

Fresno Metro Ministry

Metro is a multifaith and multicultural organization dedicated to improving the health, environmental quality, economic development, and overall resiliency of the San Joaquin Valley. Programs: 1) Cross-Sector Community Leadership and Innovation resource referral guides community empowerment... continue reading
Phone:
(559) 485-1416
Fax:
(559) 485-9109
Address: 4270 North Blackstone Avenue, Suite 212, Fresno 93726
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Fresno

Giampaoli Law

Giampaoli Law is the solo practice of Lisa Giampaoli, attorney at law. Giampaoli Law only represents tenants, NEVER landlords, in habitability issues, retaliation/harassment cases, and eviction defense. 
Phone:
(415) 890-6529
Fax:
415-231-0032
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm
Address: 100 Pine Street, Suite 1250, San Francisco 94111
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo

Glendale Tenants Union

Phone:
(818) 396-6566
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League

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... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 888-1727
Office Hours:
N/A
Address: 14802 Beach Blvd, La Mirada 90638
  • Tenant organizing
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Merced

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income persons residing in its service area within Kern County, California Areas of practice include but are not limited to: Housing and homelessness Domestic violence, Guardianship... continue reading
Phone:
(661) 325-5943
Office Hours:
Services are initially accessed by telephone Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.
Eligibility:
To be eligible for services, individuals must reside in Kern County, meet income and asset guidelines, and present a legal problem within the GBLA core areas of practice.
Address: 615 California Avenue, Bakersfield 93304
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Kern

Greenstein & McDonald

Greenstein & McDonald can represent tenants for claims against landlords including but not limited to:
Phone:
(415) 773-1240
Fax:
(415) 773-1244
Address: 300 Montgomery St., Ste. 621, San Francisco 94104
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Francisco

Hamilton Families

Hamilton Families is San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness. Programs 1) Hamilton... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 321-2612
Address: 273 9th Street, San Francisco 94103
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

HIP Housing

HIP Housing’s mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. Programs: 1) Home Sharing Program A living arrangement among two or more unrelated people Home owners or renters who have a residence with one or more bedrooms are matched... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 348-6660
Fax:
(650) 348-0284
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Eligibility:
Home Sharing: a home or apartment to share or someone seeking a place to live. Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Senior homeowner age 62 or older. Self Sufficiency: low income single parent or two parent family in school or doing job-training and is low-income. Below-market or subsidized units: must call 650-348-6820 for more information and availability
Address: 800 South Claremont Street, #210, San Mateo 94402
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Mateo

Homeless Advocacy Project

HAP provides legal services and supporting social services to individuals and families in San Francisco who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, while prioritizing individuals who have mental health disabilities.  The most common legal issues addressed at HAP are federal disability... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 405-4427
Fax:
(415) 575-3132
Office Hours:
HAP is closed on Mondays. Our office hours for Tuesday through Friday are as follows: Tu: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.; W: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Th: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; F: 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; We conduct intake for new clients on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (call to confirm)
Eligibility:
Homeless, or threatened with homelessness; you have a disability or minor children living with you
Address: 125 Hyde Street, San Francisco 94102
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

Housing Advocacy Council of Monterey County

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.
Phone:
(831) 424-9186
Fax:
831 757-1349
Office Hours:
Montday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Eligibility:
Rental assistance-need, sustainability following assistance, documentation of the emergency or homelessness, completion of application process. Security deposit - Adequate income to cover all household costs Education - none
Address: 134 E Rossi St, Salinas 93901
  • Rental Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Monterey

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA)

HERA is a California statewide, not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping Californians — particularly those most vulnerable — build a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses, in all aspects of household financial concerns. We... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 271-8443
Fax:
(510) 868-4521
Office Hours:
No drop-ins, by appointment only
Address: P.O. Box 29435, Oakland 94604
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

Housing Authority of the City of Redding

The Housing Authority of the City of Redding offers a Housing Choice Voucher Program: Provides rental assistance to very-low income, eligible applicants Preference given to elderly individuals, individuals with disabilties, and families who live or work within the City of Redding. updated... continue reading
Phone:
(530) 225-4048
Fax:
(530) 225-4126
Office Hours:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Eligibility:
Resident of the City of Redding
Address: 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding 96001
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Shasta

Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) is a public agency that provides rental assistance and develops and manages affordable housing throughout Monterey County, California. Programs 1) Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Provides assistance for very low-income households (single... continue reading
Phone:
(831) 775-5000
Fax:
(831) 424-9153
Eligibility:
Must be Monterey County residents
Address: 123 Rico St, Salinas 93907
  • Rental Assistance
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Monterey

Housing Equality Law Project (HELP)

HELP seeks to expand legal protections in fair housing through its advocacy, leadership training, education and outreach, and enforcement of anti-discrimination laws. Its services include: 1) Client Representation Housing discrimination investigations Counseling Mediation... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 434-9400
Fax:
(650) 273-8143
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Our counselors are available to travel to meet with you at your location as well.
Eligibility:
Tenants: complaint must be an allegation of discrimination based on fair housing laws. Landlords: Fair Housing training available for private groups as well as larger groups for a fee Government: Provide input on policy making,preparing analysis of impediments, compliance audits to ensure CDBG & HUD guidelines are being met by local municipalities and subcontractors
Address: 180 South Spruce Avenue, Suite 250, San Francisco 94080
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Alameda

Housing for All Burlingame

Housing For All Burlingame (HFAB) advocates for affordable housing to ensure the stability, safety, and diversity of our community. We are working to stabilize rents and support affordable housing in Burlingame. updated 07/19_FC
Eligibility:
Resident of Burlingame
Address: 94010
  • Tenant organizing
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • San Mateo

Housing Long Beach

Our vision is a Long Beach where all residents live in affordable, accessible, quality housing in healthy and empowered communities where government officials are responsive to the social and economic needs of all residents. Our housing work focuses in four main areas:
Phone:
(562) 436-8592
Eligibility:
Resident of Long Beach
Address: 525 E. 7th St. Suite 111, Long Beach 90813
  • Tenant organizing
  • Services for Tenants
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Housing Resource Center of Monterey County

The Housing Resource Center of Monterey County provides a continuum of housing resources for homeless prevention to access affordable housing opportunities. Emergency Rental Assistance:
Phone:
(831) 424-9186
Fax:
(831) 757-1349
Office Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30)
Eligibility:
Call to confirm
Address: 201 A John Street, Salinas 93901
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Monterey

Housing Rights Center of Los Angeles

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) offers an array of services: 1) Housing Discrimination Complaint Investigation HRC investigates allegations of housing discrimination under the fair housing laws Case resolution can include mediation, conciliation, a referral to state and federal... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 477-5977
Fax:
(213) 381-8555
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Eligibility:
Call to confirm
Address: 3255 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Los Angeles

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Housing Rights Committee has fought for tenant rights since 1979.   Free counseling* for San Francisco tenants in all types of housing: rent-controlled units, SROs, public housing and Section 8, serving over 5,000 tenants a year. Organize entire buildings to fight against displacement... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 703-8644
Fax:
415-703-8639
Eligibility:
Any renter in San Francisco
Address: 427 S Van Ness, San Francisco 94103
  • Code Enforcement
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

Humboldt County Self-Help Center

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... continue reading
Phone:
(707) 445-7256
Address: 421 I Street , Eureka 95501
  • Other
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Government Agency
  • Humboldt

Humphreys Joiner Law Group, LLP

Humphreys Joiner Law Group, LLP are a tenant-serving law office that addresses the following issues: wrongful evictions tenant harassment tenant lockouts and utility shutoffs owner move-in eviction security deposit issues San Francisco rent board petitions sublease and... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 528-2929
Fax:
(415) 528-2919
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 841, San Francisco 94102
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda
  • San Francisco

IMPACT Development Group

IMPACT represents community development organizations, land trusts, and other providers of affordable housing. We also represent groups of tenants buying their apartment buildings. We are real estate professionals, measuring success by the affordable units our clients create, through conversion of... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 391-6480
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 5 PM; Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM; Closed weekends; Please call or email to make an appointment.
Address: 870 Market St., Suite 315, San Francisco 94102
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • Legal Representation
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Francisco

Inland Counties Legal Services - Indio Office

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."
Phone:
(760) 342-1591
Eligibility:
Riverside County Residents and low income.
Address: 92632C US Highway 111, Indio 92201
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Riverside

Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc.

Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. pursues justice and equality for low-income people through counsel, advice, advocacy, and community education, treating all with dignity and respect.
Phone:
(888) 245-4257
Office Hours:
Call to confirm
Eligibility:
Must meet ICLS low-income guidelines, be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
Address: 1040 Iowa Avenue, Suite 109, Riverside 92507
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino

Inland Empire Latino Legal Aid

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. IELLA supports individuals in many legal areas, including but not limited to tenant-landlord issues and debt matters.  updated 07/19_FC
Phone:
(951) 369-3009
Fax:
951-369-6211
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Eligibility:
You must qualify as a low income individual; You must physically live in either Riverside or San Bernardino County; IELLA is able to help U.S. citizens, legal residents, and non-legal residents
Address: 2060 Univeristy Ave, Suite 113, Riverside 92507
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board

Funded by numerous grants and awards, IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, & disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.... continue reading
Phone:
(909) 984-2254 x134
Address: 1500 S. Haven Ave #100, Ontario 91761
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Imperial
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino

Inner City Law Center

ICLC provides a wide variety of legal services focused mainly on housing and homelessness to low-income individuals and families:  Healthy Homes ICLC promotes decent, affordable housing and addresses conditions that threaten the health and safety of low-income tenants.  ICLC educates and organizes... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 891-2880
Fax:
(213) 891-2888
Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Eligibility:
Call to confirm
Address: 1309 E. Seventh Street, Los Angeles 90021
  • Code Enforcement
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Inquilinos Unidos

Inquilinos Unidos (United Tenants) empowers low-income Los Angeles tenants through community organizing, education and advocacy. We also work on legislative efforts, tenant rights training and strategy planning, and class action or taxpayer lawsuits to address the most egregious housing violations... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 483-7497
Fax:
(213) 483-6817
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:30, general hours of operation; Walk-in hours Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; Call to confirm
Eligibility:
Open to general public.
Address: 1709 W. 8th St., Los Angeles 90017
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Isla Vista Tenants Union

Isla Vista Tenants Union challenges and transforms unjust housing conditions and housing policies through empowerment-based education, leadership development, and grassroots community organizing.  IVTU empowers renters by providing them with information about their tenants’ rights, responsibilities... continue reading
Phone:
(805) 968-6704
Fax:
805-968-6726
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Eligibility:
We serve residents of Isla Vista and UC Santa Barbara students.
Address: 6550 Pardall Road, Unit B, Isla Vista 93117
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Educational Institution
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Santa Barbara

Jewish Free Loan Association

At the heart of Jewish Free Loan Association is the General or Emergency Loan Program, providing interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to individuals and families of all faiths in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These loans assist normally self-supporting individuals with money for rent, moving... continue reading
Phone:
(323) 761-8830
Fax:
(323) 761-8841
Email:
Office Hours:
Main Office: Mon - Thur 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; San Fernando Valley Office: call to confirm hours; Magnolia Place: call to confirm hours
Eligibility:
You are a US citizen with a social security number; You are a resident of Los Angeles county or Ventura county; You are at least 18 years old.; You have a state-issued California ID.; You have a steady source of income or you are a full-time student seeking a student loan.; You can demonstrate a need for a loan.; You have one or two guarantors to secure your loan.; You can supply all the documentation required.
Address: 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 715, Los Angeles 90048
  • Rental Assistance
  • Religious Organization
  • Los Angeles
  • Ventura

JFKU Housing Advocacy Clinic

Represents low-income clients throughout the Bay Area. Takes cases on: UDs, vacate defaults, Housing Authority grievance hearings, sec8 hearings, Rent Board.
Phone:
(925) 969-3493
Eligibility:
Low-income, bay area resident
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

L.A. Tenants Union / Sindicato de Inquilinos de L.A.

The LA Tenants Union is a diverse, tenant-led movement fighting for the human right to housing for all.  To mobilize tenants in a city as diverse and expansive as Los Angeles, the LA Tenants Union is establishing local chapters. Locals organize around neighborhood issues and help link neighborhood... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 986-8266
Address: P.O. Box 27354 , Los Angeles
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Our Housing Program provides free legal advice and representation on housing-related matters to low-income individuals in Santa Clara County. We can assist with: • Defending eviction lawsuits • Housing discrimination issues like reasonable accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities •... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 280-2424
Fax:
(408) 293-0106
Office Hours:
PHONE INTAKE HOURS : Monday - Thursday: 9 AM -12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM, Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM; WALK-IN HOURS : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 AM - 11:30 AM & 1 PM - 4 PM, Wednesday: 9 AM - 11:30 AM, No walk-ins on Friday
Eligibility:
Low-income individuals in Santa Clara
Address: 4 North Second Street, Suite 1300, San Jose 95113
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

Law Office of Jeremy V. Reyes

Public interest law firm specializing in housing, eviction defense, tenant advocacy, employment rights, wage claims. Offering services in Spanish, Russian, French and Tagalog.
Phone:
(707) 815-0088
Fax:
(888) 400-0340
Office Hours:
Call to confirm
Eligibility:
Call to confirm
Address: 1652 West Texas Street, Suite 255, Fairfield 94533
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Contra Costa
  • Napa
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

Law Office of Monique K. Doryland

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.    
Phone:
(510) 558-0855
Fax:
(510) 558-0802
Office Hours:
10-6 most weekdays. If I am in court, office voice mail will pick up, as no support staff.
Eligibility:
Private law office - $200 per hour for representation. Limited service negotiable. Represent on contingency fee basis if tenant is suing landlord.
Address: 2601 Blanding Avenue, #358, Alameda 94501
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda

Law Office of Pahoua C. Lor

**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... continue reading
Phone:
(559) 840-2780
Fax:
(559) 224-1601
Office Hours:
M-Thursday 9-12 and 1-5 Friday 9-12 (to the public)
Eligibility:
Must be a tenant.
Address: 1500 W. Shaw Avenue #200, Fresno 93711
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Fresno

Law Office of Richard L. Spix

**This attorney is a member of the Tenant Lawyer Network. Tenants Together is not a lawyer referral service. We operate the Tenant Lawyer Network of California, a professional association of dues paying tenant lawyers. TLN members do not share fees with TLN or Tenants Together or pay any referral... continue reading
Phone:
(714) 835-5112
Fax:
714-835-8897
Office Hours:
9-4:30 M-F
Address: 1535 E. 17th St., # 106, Santa Ana 92705
  • Eviction Defense
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Orange

Law Office of Todd Espinosa

Todd Espinosa is an attorney who has practiced law in the Bay Area since 2000. Todd represents tenants in housing discrimination lawsuits.  
Phone:
(650) 241-3873
Fax:
(650) 409-2550
Address: 2000 Broadway Street, Redwood City 94063
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Mateo

Law Offices of David L. McCarthy

Established in 2008, the Law Office of David L. McCarthy only represents tenants. Affordable, flat rate fees are told to the potential client in advance.  Service Areas
Phone:
(858) 876-2141
Fax:
(858) 240-5262
Office Hours:
Call to confirm
Eligibility:
Call to confirm
Address: 2667 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego 92108
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Diego

Legal Access Alameda

Legal Access provides free legal services to low-income people in Alameda County through monthly legal clinics in a range of areas of law. Legal Access offers several programs:
Phone:
(510) 302-2222 x4
Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm (administrative office, no walk-ins)
Address: 1000 Broadway, Oakland 94607
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved in several areas. 1) Eviction Defense -- We offer eligible clients the following services: Counsel and advice regarding housing issues, regardless whether an eviction is pending... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 399-4529
Fax:
213-640-3850
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Eligibility:
People with income less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible and may qualify for assistance. Sometimes people with less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines can qualify. Please call to see if you are eligible.
Address: 1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles 90017
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles - Long Beach office

Legal Aid is a legal services agency. 
Phone:
(562) 435-3501
Fax:
(562) 435-7118
Address: 110 Pine Ave., Long Beach 90802
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles - Torrance Self-Help Center

They are walk-in clinics that offer self-representing individuals legal information, assistance in preparing legal forms, and guidance on a variety of civil matters, including evictions, divorces and paternity actions, and civil harassment. Referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 399-4529
Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12 noon only
Eligibility:
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles helps low-income people. People with income less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible and may qualify for assistance. Sometimes people with less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines can qualify. Please call LAFLA at 800-399-4529 to see if you are eligible.
Address: 825 Maple Avenue Room 160, Torrance 90503
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Self Help Center
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara

The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara provides free legal assistance to low-income people and senior citizens at our Legal Aid offices in the following areas of law
Phone:
(805) 963-6754
Fax:
805-963-6756
Office Hours:
Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–12pm, 1:30–4pm Friday: by appointment
Eligibility:
Low-Income
Address: 301 East Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara 93101
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Barbara

Legal Aid of Sonoma County

Legal Aid of Sonoma County offers the HOME program, which helps low-income tenants with eviction defense, Section 8 issues, mobile home park issues, and habitability problems.  updated 07/19_FC
Phone:
(707) 542-1290
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9:15 - 11:30 & 1:15 - 4:00; Wednesday: 9:15 - 11:30 only; Closed on Fridays and weekends; We are CLOSED to walk-ins from 11:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Eligibility:
Low income Sonoma county resident; You must come to our office during business hours to make an appointment, and you must bring proof of your income with you.
Address: 144 South E Street, Suite 100 , Santa Rosa 95404
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Sonoma

Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino

The Legal Aid Society advocates educating, organizing, and empowering tenants to exercise their human right to affordable and safe housing, with an emphasis on foreclosure prevention.  U.D.(Eviction) Answers Clinic*  Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino 588 W. Sixth Street, San Bernardino CA... continue reading
Phone:
(909) 889-7328
Fax:
909-889-6338
Office Hours:
Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. excluding all Federal holidays.
Eligibility:
Must be a resident of San Bernadino County
Address: 588 W 6th St, San Bernardino 92410
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Other
  • San Bernardino

Legal Aid Society of San Diego

The Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. (LASSD) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to lower income San Diego residents.   Housing Eviction Problems or questions about public housing (section 8, tax credit or other) Housing discrimination Questions about tenant... continue reading
Phone:
(877) 534-2524
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Eligibility:
Low-Income San Diego residents
Address: 110 South Euclid avenue, San Diego 92114
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Phone Hotline
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Diego

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County’s vision is for every person to have the basic necessities of life, including safe affordable housing, access to health care, economic security, secure immigration status, an appropriate education, and freedom from violence and abuse.  Tenant Rights... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 558-0915
Fax:
(650) 517-8973
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm, & 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Address: 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123, San Mateo 94065
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Mateo

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County

Legal Aid Society investigate , conciliates and when appropriate  litigates cases of housing discrimination.  Also works with tenants in some areas of tenant/landlord law, subsidized housing rights when combined with  a discriminatory housing issue. Offers education and outreach in  Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 283-1535 x246
Fax:
(408) 298-3782
Office Hours:
Unlawful detainer clinic hours Monday-Friday 10:00 a. m. ( San Jose residents only). Walk in hours Monday-Thursday 1:30P.M. - 4:00 p.m.
Address: W. Robert Morgan Legal Services Center, San Jose 95110
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

Legal Assistance to the Elderly

LAE provides advice, referrals and/or representation at no cost to eligible individuals who are experiencing the following: HOUSING -- Tenants facing eviction, illegal rent increases,  denials of reasonable accommodations of their disabilities and some other housing issues
Phone:
(415) 538-3333
Fax:
(415) 538-3316
Office Hours:
9 AM - 12 PM, and 1 PM - 5 PM Monday through Friday
Eligibility:
Must be a San Francisco resident age sixty and over, or a San Francisco resident age eighteen through fifty-nine and disabled.
Address: 701 Sutter St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco 94109
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

Legal Services for Seniors

Legal Services for Seniors (LSS) can help with:   - Elder Abuse, Financial & Physical - Security, SSI and private pension problems - Health care, Medicare, Medi-Cal & private health insurance problems - Housing rights and landlord/tenant disputes - Advanced Health Care... continue reading
Phone:
(831) 442-7700
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
Must be a Monterey County Resident and at least 60 years old.
Address: 947 B Blanco Circle , Salinas 93902
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Monterey

Legal Services of Northern California

LSNC is a federal, state and local-funded legal services program providing civil representation to low-income clients in 23 counties in Northern California.  Housing priorities address: Assisting clients with the creation and preservation of low-income housing, tenants rights, evictions and lock... continue reading
Phone:
(916) 551-2150
Fax:
(916) 551-2195
Office Hours:
Contact Area Office.
Eligibility:
Low Income and persons over age 59.
Address: 517 12th Street, Sacramento 95814
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Mendocino
  • Modoc
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Sacramento
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Yolo

Legal Services of Northern California - 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. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families,... continue reading
Phone:
(530) 823-7560
Fax:
(530) 823-7601
Website:
Eligibility:
Serve low income persons--up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or persons over the age of 59.
Address: 190 Reamer Street, Auburn 95603
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Amador
  • Calaveras
  • El Dorado
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Sierra

Legal Services of Northern California - Eureka

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. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families,... continue reading
Phone:
(707) 445-0866
Fax:
(707) 445-0935
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Eligibility:
Serve low income persons--up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or persons over the age of 59.
Address: 123 Third Street, Eureka 95501
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Del Norte
  • Humboldt

Legal Services of Northern California - Redding

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. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families,... continue reading
Phone:
(530) 241-3565
Fax:
530-241-3982
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Eligibility:
Serve low income persons--up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or persons over the age of 59.
Address: 1370 West Street, Redding 96001
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Lassen
  • Modoc
  • Shasta
  • Siskiyou
  • Trinity

Legal Services of Northern California - 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. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families,... continue reading
Phone:
(916) 551-2150
Fax:
(916) 551-2196
Website:
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Eligibility:
Serve low income persons--up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or persons over the age of 59
Address: 515 – 12th Street, Sacramento 95814
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Sacramento

Legal Services of Northern California - Ukiah

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. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families,... continue reading
Phone:
(707) 462-1471
Fax:
(707) 462-9483
Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We are closed to the public on Fridays.
Eligibility:
Serve low income persons--up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or persons over the age of 59.
Address: 421 North Oak street, Ukiah 95482
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Self Help Center
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Lake
  • Mendocino

Legal Services of Northern California - 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. LSNC’s service priorities include the preservation of housing; health care; enhancing economic stability; support for families,... continue reading
Phone:
(530) 662-1065
Fax:
530-662-7941
Email:
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
Eligibility:
Serve low income persons--up to 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or persons over the age of 59.
Address: 619 North Street, Woodland 95695
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Yolo

LiBRE: Long Beach Residents Empowered

LiBRE is a grassroots organizing group advancing justice in disadvantaged communities through creation and preservation of affordable housing, renter protections, and community economic development. updated 07/19_FC
Phone:
(562) 444-5147
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday: Closed
Eligibility:
Must live within Long Beach or surrounding cities
Address: 333 West Broadway, #204, Long Beach 90802
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

LifeMoves

The LifeMoves mission is to provide interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency.  LifeMoves provides safe and clean living spaces, nutritious food, counseling and mental health supportive... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 685-5880
Fax:
(650) 685-5881
Address: 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park 94025
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara

Los Angeles Center For Law and Justice

LACLJ strives to provide holistic, trauma-informed services. In addition to meeting clients’ diverse legal needs, LACLJ provides clients with safety planning, psycho-education and social service referrals through its Community Care Advocacy Program. LACLJ works closely with survivors of domestic... continue reading
Phone:
(323) 980-3500
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Clients seen by appointment only. Sorry, no walk-ins.
Address: Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, Los Angeles 90022
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Phone Hotline
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Los Angeles Human Right to Housing Collective

The mission of the LA Human Right to Housing Collective is to build a city-wide tenants movement and create a network of resident-led organizations and committees that can build power to implement the principle of the human right to housing in LA housing policies.  updated 07/19_FC
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Los Angeles

Los Angeles Tenants Union

Phone:
(213) 986-8266
Office Hours:
By Appointment Only
Address: Los Angeles
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

Marin County Superior Court Legal Self-Help Services

Free Legal Self Help Services Available to the Public, in English and Spanish 
Office Hours:
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm. To allow yourself enough time to receive assistance from the staff, and to complete your paperwork, please arrive at their office no later than 45 minutes prior to closing.
Eligibility:
Marin County
Address: Hall of Justice Room C-27 , San Rafael 94903
  • Self Help Center
  • Court
  • Marin

Modesto Community Action Association

We exist to bring our community the resources, support, and guidance with regards to tenants of area residential motels, mobile home parks, and other unique and legally fuzzy living communities.
Phone:
(209) 522-7276 x140
Office Hours:
Web Only at this time, with in person meetings each week.
Eligibility:
We have recently established ourselves in terms of the basics, so we anticipate a trial and error period. Local resources in the Central Valley are welcome to submit questions.
Address: Modesto
  • Code Enforcement
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • General Information
  • Self Help Center
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Stanislaus

Monterey County Superior Court Self Help Center

The Self-Help Center provides information and explains options to self-represented litigants. The Self-Help Center does not represent parties or give legal advice. The Self-Help Center can help you with: Unlawful Detainers and Answers (Landlord/Tenant Issues) Monterey County Bar Association... continue reading
Phone:
(831) 647-5800 x3005
Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Tuesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Eligibility:
Monterey county resident
Address: First Floor of Monterey Courthouse, 1200 Aguajito Road , Monterey 93940
  • Other
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Self Help Center
  • Court
  • Government Agency
  • Other
  • Monterey

Mosbrucker & Foran

The law firm of Mosbrucker & Foran specializes in lawsuits involving wrongful evictions, Costa-Hawkins disputes and other excessive rent increases, illegal rental units, landlord harassment, and substandard living conditions.  Most of the work we do for tenants is on a contingency fee basis.... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 398-9880
Fax:
(415) 398-9372
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 313, San Francisco 94102
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • San Francisco

Mountain View Tenants Coalition (MVTC)

The MVTC is a tenant-centered movement comprised of a diverse range of people who have in common a desire to protect renters' rights and to fight for the human right to housing for all.  Our mission and goals are as follows:
Eligibility:
resident in Mountain View
Address: Mountain View Tenants Coalition, P.O. Box 93, Mountain View 94042
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Santa Clara

Neighborhood House Association

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. updated... continue reading
Phone:
(858) 715-2642
Fax:
(858) 715-2670
Office Hours:
8:00AM to 6:00PM, Mon - Fri
Eligibility:
Available to all San Diego County residents
Address: 5660 Copley Dr., San Diego 92111
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Diego

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles - El Monte

Phone:
(800) 433-6251
Address: 3629 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte 91731
  • Los Angeles

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles - Glendale

Phone:
(800) 433-6251
Address: 1102 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale 91205
  • Los Angeles

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles - Pacoima

Phone:
(800) 433-6251
Address: 13327 Van Nuys Boulevard, Pacoima 91331
  • Los Angeles

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)

Neighborhood Legal Services believes access to safe, affordable housing is essential to the health of individuals, families, and communities.   The organization works to preserve affordable housing and rent control, prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures, and fight discrimination in... continue reading
Phone:
(800) 433-6251
Fax:
626-307-3650
Office Hours:
9am to 5pm
Eligibility:
Income and eligibility guidelines must be met to qualify for services.
Address: 9354 Telstar Ave., El Monte 91731
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

North Marin Community Services

North Marin Community Services provides an array of services for children, adults, seniors and families to help them achieve well-being, growth and success.  If you are experiencing a financial crisis and may be at risk for becoming homeless, you may be eligible to apply for one-time rental... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 897-4147
Fax:
415-897-7171
Eligibility:
Must be resident of Novato for 6 months. Must show certain paperwork as mandated by case manager.
Address: 1907 Novato Blvd, Novato 94947
  • Rental Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Marin

Nunes Law

Nunes Law represents clients in cases of:  1) Business and Agriculture Law 2) Personal Injury Law updated 07/19_FC
Phone:
(559) 436-0850
Fax:
(559) 436-0802
Address: 6073 N. Fresno St, Suite 101, Fresno 93710
  • Other
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Madera
  • Merced
  • San Joaquin
  • Tulare

Oakland City Attorney’s Office – Neighborhood Law Corps

The Neighborhood Law Corps (NLC) is an award-winning unit in the City Attorney's Office that works with partners in the community to improve quality of life in Oakland. Through lawsuits and other civil actions, the NLC fights for social, environmental and economic justice with a focus on abusive... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 238-3601
Fax:
(510) 238-6500
Address: City Hall, 6th Floor, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland 94612
  • Legal Representation
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Alameda

Oakland Housing Authority

When available, Oakland Housing Authority offers rent subsidies to clients who qualify through a variety of different programs. Potential residents are encouraged to apply for housing that meets the needs of their household when pre-applications are being accepted. Generally, applicants are... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 874-1500
Fax:
(510) 587-2168
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30 PM
Address: 1619 Harrison Street , Oakland 94612
  • Rental Assistance
  • Services for Tenants
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Alameda

Oakland Tenants Union

Oakland Tenants Union (OTU) is a community-based volunteer organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests in Oakland. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggles with landlords; impacting legislation and public policy about housing;... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 704-5276
Office Hours:
Message phone
Address: P.O. Box 10573, Oakland 94610
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Alameda

Orange County Superior Court Self Help Centers

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. Self-help... continue reading
Phone:
(657) 622-5500
Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Eligibility:
Orange county resident.
Address: 341 The City Drive South, Orange 92868
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Self Help Center
  • Government Agency
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Tenant Association
  • Orange

Palo Alto Mediation Program (PAMP)

Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process designed to bring people in conflict together in a safe environment for a face-to-face meeting to work out solutions to their differences.The PAMP office, through Project Sentinel, provides a full range of free dispute resolution services,... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 856-4062
Office Hours:
Weekdays 9AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM; The Palo Alto Mediation Program typically holds meetings the third Thursday of every month at 7:15 p.m., except during December, July, and August. Meeting schedules and locations are subject to change. Please contact the Palo Alto Mediation Program for more details.
Eligibility:
Mediation services are offered to those who live, work, or own property in Palo Alto. These services are free, voluntary, and confidential.
Address: 1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050
  • Mediation
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Santa Clara

Parkmerced Residents Organization

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. 
Phone:
(415) 267-3961
Address: P.O. Box 27609, San Francisco 94132
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Self Help Center
  • Tenant Association
  • San Francisco

Pasadena Eviction Clinic

This is a weekly clinic that provides FREE one-on-one consultations with our eviction defense attorney and attorney volunteers. Anyone with a UD or pre-UD questions can come to the clinic for information. The Clinic is held every Thursday from 3pm-7pm at the Pasadena Central Library in the meeting... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 385-2977 x402
Office Hours:
Thursdays 3-7pm
Eligibility:
Assistance is limited to eviction cases filed in Pasadena or Van Nuys Courthouses
Address: 285 E. Walnut St, Pasadena 91101
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Los Angeles

Pasadena Tenants Union

We are a grassroots movement founded in November 2016 by tenants and homeowners. We are a membership body of volunteers and have no paid staff. We believe housing is a human right and renters have an inalienable right to safe, decent, stable, and affordable housing. We advocate for renter rights... continue reading
Phone:
(626) 491-1044
Address: PO Box 2264, Pasadena 91102
  • Tenant organizing
  • General Information
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER)

People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER) is a membership-based community organizing group. We employ a community organizing strategy based on relationship building and direct action to create meaningful change in the neighborhoods where we work. We start locally, working on issues that matter... continue reading
Phone:
(323) 498-5826
Office Hours:
Call to make appointment
Eligibility:
POWER works with any tenants who are willing to stand together, help build a bigger base of organized tenants, and who are willing to fight for the Human Right to Housing for people of all incomes, races, religions, ethnicities, genders and backgrounds.
Address: 5617 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 107, Los Angeles 90028
  • Tenant organizing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Petaluma People Services

At Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) our goal is to reduce poverty, physical and mental abuse, chemical dependence, violence, ignorance, isolation and mental illness, among children, adults, families and seniors. PPSC offers: counseling job placement gang prevention daily hot... continue reading
Phone:
(707) 765-8488
Fax:
707-765-8482
Eligibility:
Visit www.petalumapeople.org for eligibility of programs.
Address: 1500A Petalua Blvd. South, Petaluma 94952
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Sonoma

POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

POWER is an organization that unites working class families, youth, and tenants to achieve economic, racial, and gender justice through organization and empowerment. POWER’s work changes the conditions and policies that exploit and displace our families and communities, by influencing policy to win... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 864-8372
Fax:
(415) 864-8372
Eligibility:
POWER's main constituency in the Bayview Organizing Project is public housing residents and low-income home owners in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. In the Women Workers Project, our primary constituency is Latina immigrant women workers.
Address: 2145 Keith St, San Francisco 94103
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • San Francisco

Pro-Bono Project Silicon Valley

Since its founding in 1986, Pro Bono Project has been dedicated to representing clients of limited means and improving access to justice. The Pro Bono Project focuses on family law, domestic violence, and consumer law.    The Pro Bono Project offers free legal clinics/consultations with... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 998-5298
Fax:
(408) 971-9672
Eligibility:
Santa Clara County Residents
Address: 25 N. 14th St., Suite 506, San Jose 95112
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

Project Return Peer Support Network

Project Return Peer Support Network offers a variety of services ranging from self-help groups, support hotline (offered in English and Spanish), a respite house for individuals experiencing a crisis, resource centers, career and employment support, and training and consultation to other peer run... continue reading
Phone:
(323) 346-0960
Fax:
(323) 346-0966
Website:
Office Hours:
Weekdays 9am-5pm
Eligibility:
Helps individuals dealing with mental health issues navigate social support services and obtain support from peers.
Address: 2677 Zoe Ave, #304, Huntington Park 90255
  • Other
  • Phone Hotline
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Project Sentinel : Santa Clara Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Santa Clara Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(888) 324-7468
Fax:
(408) 216-9968
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM
Address: 1490 El Camino Real , Santa Clara 95050
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Santa Clara

Project Sentinel: Fremont Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Fremont Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 574-2270
Fax:
Fax (510) 574-2275
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9AM – 5 PM
Address: 39155 Liberty Street, Ste. D440, Fremont 94538
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Alameda

Project Sentinel: Gilroy Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Gilroy Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 720-9888
Fax:
(408) 842-8054
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM
Address: 8339 Church Street, Suite 104, Gilroy 95020
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Santa Clara

Project Sentinel: Milpitas Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Milpitas Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 720-9888
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM
Address: 600 Valley Way, Bldg. 4, Suite 554, Milpitas 95035
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Court
  • Educational Institution
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Santa Clara

Project Sentinel: Modesto Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Modesto Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(209) 236-1577
Fax:
(209) 236-1578
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM
Address: 1231 8th street, Suite 425 , Modesto 95354
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Stanislaus

Project Sentinel: Redwood City Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Redwood City Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 321-6291
Fax:
(650) 321-4173
Office Hours:
Monday through Wednesday 9AM - 12PM and 1PM - 4PM; Thursday through Friday 9:30 AM - 12 PM and 1PM - 4PM
Address: 1615 Hudson St, Suite A, Redwood City 94061
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Phone Hotline
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • San Mateo

Project Sentinel: Sacramento Office

Project Sentinel assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.  Sacramento Office, Housing... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 720-9888
Fax:
(916) 341-0598
Address: 1010 Hurley Way, Suite 500, Sacramento 95825
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Sacramento

Public Counsel

Public Counsel provides a wide variety of legal services to low-income individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. Public Counsel's Homelessness Prevention Law Project: eviction defense team provides assistance through direct representation at the Stanley Mosk and Pasadena Courthouses; prepare... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 385-2977
Fax:
213-385-9089
Office Hours:
Main Office Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Clients seen by appointment only - no walk-ins
Eligibility:
Low-income communities.
Address: 610 South Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles 90005
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Los Angeles

Public Law Center (PLC)

Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices. PLC works to preserve and create affordable housing in Orange County, prevent... continue reading
Phone:
(714) 541-1010
Fax:
714-541-5157
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eligibility:
Orange County low-income resident and meet income requirements
Address: 601 Civic Center Dr. West, Santa Ana 92701
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Orange

Richmond Rent Program

The Richmond Rent Program is a city program that enforces the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Evictions and Homeowner's Protection Ordinance. The program provides information and assistance to tenants and landlords who are covered by the Ordinance, which went into effect December 30, 2016.... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 620-6576
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am -12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eligibility:
Only available for tenants living in the City of Richmond
Address: 440 Civic Center Plaza 2nd Floor , Richmond
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • Contra Costa

Riley Law Group, PC

At Riley Law Group, PC, we limit our practice exclusively to helping tenants assert their rights against negligent and abusive landlords. Whether you and your family have been exposed to lead paint or have suffered an injury due to the uninhabitable conditions of the property being rented to you,... continue reading
Phone:
(888) 492-7317
Fax:
(213) 250-9368
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 425, Beverly Hills 90211
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Los Angeles

San Diego Tenants United

San Diego Tenants United is an organization that fights for affordable & safe housing. We amplify the voices of tenants and aim to implement rent control. updated 06/19_FC
Address: San Diego
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • San Diego

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - UD Clinic

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.
Phone:
(619) 235-5656
Office Hours:
Walk-in Clinic: Mon. & Thurs. 9:00am - 3:00pm Closed from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Eligibility:
If you receive financial assistance under one or more of the following programs, you meet the income eligibility criteria for SDVLP's free legal services: CAL-WORKS (TANF) Program Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or State Supplemental Payments Program (SSP) Food Stamps Program County Relief, General Relief (G.R.) or General Assistance (G.A.) Program Older Americans Act (age 60 or older) Developmentally Disabled Assistance Act OR: If your household income is at or below established income guidelines as determined by Title 25 of the California Administrative Code for Housing and Community Development you are eligible.
Address: Vista Courthouse, Traffic Annex, Dept. 35, Vista 92081
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Diego

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP), Inc. provides free civil legal services to disadvantaged families, seniors, persons with disabilities, persons infected with HIV or AIDS, and domestic violence survivors in San Diego County. SDVLP offers the North County Unlawful Detainer Clinic, which... continue reading
Phone:
(619) 235-5656
Fax:
619-235-5668
Website:
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
If you receive financial assistance under one or more of the following programs, you meet the income eligibility criteria for SDVLP’s free legal services: CAL-WORKS (TANF) Program Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or State Supplemental Payments Program (SSP) Food Stamps Program County Relief, General Relief (G.R.) or General Assistance (G.A.) Program Older Americans Act (age 60 or older) Developmentally Disabled Assistance Act; OR: If your household income is at or below established income guidelines as determined by Title 25 of the California Administrative Code for Housing and Community Development you are eligible.
Address: 707 Broadway, Suite 1400, San Diego 92101
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Diego

San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA)

A primary goal of the San Francisco Housing Authority is to provide housing for low-income households, while integrating housing and economic opportunities for residents and maintaining high standards of property management, fiscal management and service delivery. The mission of the Authority is... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 715-5200
Website:
Office Hours:
8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday
Eligibility:
Residents of San Francisco County.
Address: 1815 Egbert Ave, San Francisco 94124
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • General Information
  • Government Agency
  • San Francisco

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (SFHDC)

The mission of SFHDC is to foster financial stability through the development of affordable housing, the facilitation of homeownership and the economic empowerment and revitalization of Bayview Hunters Point and other neighborhoods of Southeast San Francisco. 
Phone:
(415) 822-1022
Fax:
(415) 822-1077
Office Hours:
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm
Eligibility:
Anyone interested in BMR (Below market rate) Housing and rental education.
Address: 4439 Third street, San Francisco 94124
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Francisco

San Francisco Rent Board

The San Francisco Rent Ordinance (SF Administrative Code, Chapter 37) was enacted effective June 13, 1979 by the Board Of Supervisors and signed by the Mayor as emergency legislation to alleviate the city's housing crisis.    The Rent Board has the authority to: 1) Promulgate Rules and... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 252-4602
Office Hours:
8AM-5PM Monday through Friday, except holidays
Address: 25 Van Ness Avenue #320, San Francisco 94102
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Government Agency
  • San Francisco

San Francisco Tenants Union (SFTU)

The purpose of the San Francisco Tenants Union is to promote the preservation and expansion of the rights of tenants and the supply of affordable housing. Through drop-in counseling services and the distribution of the Tenants Rights Handbook, the SFTU has educated thousands of San Francisco... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 282-6622
Email:
Office Hours:
Verify drop-in counseling hours on website because they may change with short notice.
Address: 558 Capp St, San Francisco
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Self Help Center
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • San Francisco

San Joaquin Fair Housing

The mission of San Joaquin Fair Housing is to ensure that all members of our community have equal access to safe affordable housing and to eliminate discrimination in housing. We offer these services:
Phone:
(209) 451-3471
Fax:
209 451-3476
Office Hours:
Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Closed every other Friday). The office is closed from 12:00 until 1:00 every day for lunch. You may contact a counselor by calling our office. Appointments are recommended for office visits.
Address: 421 S El Dorado St Suite 2B, Stockton 95203
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Mediation
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • San Joaquin

San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF)

SLOLAF’s programs offer free legal-aid services, including direct legal representation, educating clients for self-representation, and facilitating conflict resolution
Phone:
(805) 543-5140
Office Hours:
Call for information.
Eligibility:
Seniors aged 60 and older living in San Luis Obispo County.
Address: 3437 Empresa Drive, Suite D , San Luis Obispo 93401
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Luis Obispo

Santa Cruz Tenant's Association

The Santa cruz Tenant's Association seeks to educate, counsel, organize and empower Santa Cruz County tenants. All tenants are welcome to join as memebers. Offers phone counseling and  "know your rights meetings". Spanish language assitance available.   Updated 06/19_FC
Phone:
(831) 222-0359
Address: Santa Cruz
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Tenant Association
  • Santa Cruz

Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR)

SMRR advocates for legislative protections of tenant rights, and it also offers the SMRR Hotline for Santa Monica Tenants. The hotline is a callback system where volunteers respond to tenants' messages about their needs. The hotline number is (310) 394-0848   Updated 06/19_FC  
Phone:
(310) 394-0848
Office Hours:
No office per se. Voice-mail hotline.
Eligibility:
Tenant in the City of Santa Monica
Address: Santa Monica 90404
  • Phone Hotline
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

SEEDS Community Resolution Center

With a diverse group of volunteers whom we train in communication and conflict resolution skills, SEEDS mediates disputes between neighbors, friends, families, landlords and tenants, those in business relationships, and court litigants. In addition to that, SEEDS provides conflict resolution... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 548-2377
Fax:
510-548-4051
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Address: 2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite A, Berkeley 94702
  • Mediation
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Alameda

SF Bar Association's Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC) -- Bay View/ Hunter's Point

Do you have a problem that may require an attorney? Visit the free Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC). You will have a meeting with a volunteer lawyer who will give you legal advice. You may also receive referrals to agencies that might be able to help you. There will be lawyers who specialize... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 989-1616
Office Hours:
Typically last Saturday of every month from 11:00pm - 12:30pm, but no 2019 clinic dates set yet
Eligibility:
Accepts tenants from any city or county
Address: 1601 McKinnon Avenue: Providence Baptist Church of San Francisco , San Francisco 94103
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo

Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development (SCAYD)

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.
Phone:
(707) 588-2285
Fax:
707-793-9234
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Eligibility:
Applicants need to be low-income families or individuals living in or moving to Rohnert Park or Cotati, and have already lived in Sonoma County for at least six months. Applicants are not eligible if: 1) they have received assistance for rent or deposit within the last two years; 2) have received deposit assistance that was not returned to the funding agency when the tenant moved out; 3) have Section 8 Housing Assistance (can apply for deposit only); or 4) can not prove that they will be able to pay their future rent. Applicants need to attend a Homeless Prevention workshop, which is offered twice each week (please call the information line listed for eligibility requirements and workshop times and locations.)
Address: P.O. Box 7078 (mailing address), Cotati 94931
  • Rental Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Sonoma

South Pasadena Tenants Union

SPTU is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending tenant rights and interests. We are a community of activists that believe in fair and affordable housing. We are in support of Rent Control and Just Cause Eviction for South Pasadena. We aim to spread awareness, support, and education for... continue reading
Phone:
(626) 667-4778
Eligibility:
Tenants and their supporters in Pasadena
Address: Pasadena 91102
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

St. Joseph's Family Center

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.
Phone:
(408) 842-6662 x25
Fax:
408-842-5842
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 12:00; 1:00-4:00pm
Eligibility:
Low income; resident of Gilroy or San Martin, CA; other minor criteria depending on what service is being sought.
Address: 7950 Church Street, Suite A, Gilroy 95020
  • Rental Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County

Here in Marin, since 1946, our key crisis assistance programs support over 10,000 people annually and have grown to include:   1) Homeless Prevention through trained volunteer home visits. 2) Housing Help Desk provides direct client aid for homeless people. 3) Homeless Outreach Team (HOT... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 454-3303
Fax:
415-454-3406
Office Hours:
Office hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Free Dining Room hours: 6:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Eligibility:
Live in Marin County; For Crisis Assistance: you currently have housing but need help with an emergency situation; For Housing Help: you don't have housing; Dining Room open to all; For Jobs Stipend and Employment Training Program: you are homeless and unemployed; For Community Court: homeless or low-income
Address: 820 B Street, San Rafael 94915
  • Rental Assistance
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Marin

Stanford Community Law Clinic (CLC)

Phone:
(650) 725-9200
Fax:
(650) 326-4162
Office Hours:
Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Eligibility:
Call to inquire about eligibility.
Address: 2117 University Ave., Suite A, East Palo Alto 94303
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Other
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Fair Housing Organization
  • Legal Services Agency
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara

Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)

Since 1996 SAJE has been a force for economic justice in our community focusing on tenant rights, healthy housing, and equitable development. We run a regular tenant clinic, help connect local residents to jobs, and fight for community benefits regarding future development through private... continue reading
Phone:
(213) 745-9961
Fax:
213-745-9969
Email:
Office Hours:
Open weekdays only; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Address: 152 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles 90007
  • Code Enforcement
  • Environmental Testing Lead/Asbestos
  • Fair Housing Complaints/Investigation
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • General Information
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Other
  • Tenant Association
  • Los Angeles

Sunnyvale Community Services

SCS’s mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger in our local community. Our agency assists residents in all zip codes in Sunnyvale and the neighboring Alviso community in San Jose, as well as homeless persons including Veterans throughout Santa Clara County. SCS assists low-income individuals... continue reading
Phone:
(408) 738-4321
Fax:
408-738-1125
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday from 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-4:00p.m; closed weekends
Eligibility:
If you are a resident of Sunnyvale, CA or Alviso, CA and are experiencing a financial emergency; don’t have enough money left over to buy food after paying your rent and utility bills; or have children going to school and cannot afford a backpack or basic school supplies.
Address: 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale 94086
  • Rental Assistance
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Santa Clara

Superior Court of California - Self Help Law Center (Virtual)

This is a virtual online self-help center for understanding the legal process. Its information clarifies how to handle your court case, whether you have a lawyer or not. This site offers information on court procedures, as well as forms and links to other important resources. There is information... continue reading
  • Self Help Center
  • Government Agency
  • Contra Costa

Tenants Legal Center

We are a community Law Office located and practicing in San Diego, CA  providing important and effective legal assistance, by an Attorney, to residential and commercial renters. Our goal is to provide an affordable resource for tenants and occupants to become educated and protected as to their... continue reading
Phone:
(858) 571-7100
Fax:
(858) 277-5401
Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Closed weekends
Address: 5252 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92117
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Diego

Tenants Together

Tenants Together is a statewide coalition of local tenant organizations dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent, and affordable housing. As California’s only statewide renters’ rights organization, Tenants Together works to improve the lives of... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 495-8100
Fax:
(415) 495-8105
Eligibility:
Serves California tenants only
Address: San Francisco
  • Other
  • Tenant organizing
  • General Information
  • Phone Hotline
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Imperial
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Marin
  • Marina
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Merced
  • Modoc
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Joaquin
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Suisun City
  • Sutter
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tulare
  • Tuolumne
  • Ventura
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

The City of Mountain View’s Rental Housing Helpline

For questions concerning local rent control and just cause protections call the city's Rental Housing Helpline (the name of the Oridnance is Community Stablization and Fair Rent Act). There are also Walk in office hours at City Hall in the Public Works Front Conference Room (500 Castro Street) each... continue reading
Phone:
(650) 282-2514
Eligibility:
City of Mountain View residents only.
Address: 500 Castro St. , Mountain View 94041
  • Santa Clara

The debt Collective

Office Hours:
The Debt Collective is a national organization that specializes in organizing campaigns against predatory lenders and collectors. Please contact us to learn more about our free services.
Eligibility:
All
Address: 11238
  • Tenant organizing
  • Nonprofit Organization

The Law Offices of Andrew Wolff, P.C.

Andrew Wolff is an attorney working on behalf of injured people and tenants suing their landlord due to the poor conditions of their rental units. His practice is focused on personal injury and landlord-tenant litigation. Mr. Wolff has practiced law for twenty years, and has extensive experience in... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 834-3377
Fax:
510-834-3377
Eligibility:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Closed weekends
Address: 1615 Broadway, FL 4, Oakland 94612
  • Legal Representation
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda

The Q Foundation (formerly AIDS Housing Alliance/SF)

Q Foundation believes in a world where all people have a safe, decent, and affordable home.
Phone:
(415) 552-3242
Fax:
(415) 561-9940
Eligibility:
Criteria for application eligibility: San Francisco resident; Have not accessed financial assistance from Q Foundation in the past 5 years; Income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income; Have been offered housing, or are at risk of losing existing housing.
Address: 350 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco 94102
  • Other
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tenant organizing
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Services for Tenants
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Other
  • San Francisco

Tobener Ravenscroft LLP

Tenant lawyers serving San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Fremont, San Rafael, Berkeley and surrounding Bay Area cities. We stop landlord harassment, refusal to repair, and wrongful evictions. In rent-controlled jurisdictions, we fight illegal rent increases, landlord move-in evictions (OMIs and... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 504-2165
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM; Sunday, closed
Address: 21 Masonic Avenue Suite A, San Francisco 94118
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara

Urban Habitat (Oakland)

Urban Habitat believes that every Bay Area resident has the right to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Current housing policies foster chronic housing insecurity in many communities, and contribute to gentrification, displacement, and the suburbanization of poverty. We advance a regional... continue reading
Phone:
(510) 839-9510
Address: 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland 94612
  • Tenant organizing
  • Community/Neighborhood Organization
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Alameda

USD Legal Clinics

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... continue reading
Phone:
(619) 260-7470
Office Hours:
The Legal Clinics at University of San Diego School of Law provide training to upper-level law students while providing needed legal services to the community. All Legal Clinic students are supervised by a practicing attorney. We will make appointments for qualifying individuals to meet for an intake with a law student, on a space available basis. We do NOT accommodate walk-in clients.
Eligibility:
Services are available to lower income individuals. If you are interested in obtaining free assistance from USD Legal Clinics, or have any questions, please contact us at (619) 260-7470.
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Services Agency
  • San Diego

Ventura Self-Help Legal Access

The Self-Help Legal Access Center provides informational assistance to self-represented litigants in the following types of civil cases: 1) Unlawful Detainer 2) Collection 3) Guardianship and Conservatorship 4) Civil Harassment Restraining Order 5) Name Change 6) Step-Parent Adoption 7)... continue reading
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It closes during the lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Address: 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura 93009
  • Self Help Center
  • Court
  • Ventura

Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California (VLSP)

The Volunteer Legal Services Program of Northern California assists low-income clients by referring them to volunteer attorneys for direct representation, and by assisting self-represented parties at our legal clinics. VLSP examines cases within five areas: 1) Debt Collection Defense and Bankruptcy... continue reading
Phone:
(916) 551-2150
Fax:
(916) 551-2120
Office Hours:
Appointments only, no walk-ins. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 9AM-8PM
Eligibility:
Must live in Sacramento or neighboring counties like El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, or Yolo. Must meet income and asset requirements, and must possess legal residence or citizenship documentation.
Address: 501 12th Street , Sacramento 95814
  • Tenant Counseling
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Self Help Center
  • Legal Services Agency
  • El Dorado
  • Placer
  • Sacramento
  • San Joaquin
  • Yolo

West Marin Community Services

We are a 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 organize a variety of community events and programs for low-income families and individuals. We offer several resources... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 663-8361
Fax:
415-663-8362
Office Hours:
9 AM-12PM & 1 PM-5PM Monday through Friday
Eligibility:
Low-income/very-low income and no other resources available
Address: P.O. Box 1093, Point Reyes Station 94956
  • Rental Assistance
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • General Information
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Marin

Wolford Wayne LLP

Wolford Wayne LLP is a tenant’s rights law firm dedicated to representing Bay Area tenants. We represent tenants in wrongful eviction actions, tenant harassment, failure to repair, eviction defense and other related landlord tenant disputes. Almost all of our cases are handled on a contingency fee... continue reading
Phone:
(415) 649-6203
Fax:
(415) 649-6739
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Eligibility:
Bay Area tenants
Address: 44 Montgomery St #3340, San Francisco 94104
  • Legal Representation
  • Eviction Defense
  • Eviction Defense Assistance
  • Private Law Office (All private attorneys are members of our Tenant Lawyer Network)
  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano

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