Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc (GLBA), is located in Bakersfield, California and offers free legal services in civil matters to eligible low-income persons residing within our service area in Kern County.
Housing related programs:
Landlord -Tenant Assistance center : Through a partnership between GBLA and Kern County Superior Court, the Landlord-Tenant Assistance Center provides a variety of services to help resolve lanlord-tenant disputes. Services include legal counsel, mediation, educational workshops, case management, and referrals for housing and community resources. The goal of the Center is to help unrepresented parties understand and prepare for court or, whenever possible, help landlords and tenants reach out-of-court settlements through mediation. The center is located at the kern County Superior Court, Metropolitan Division 1415 Truxtun Ave., in Bakersfield (1st Fl, Window 8).
Sargent Shriver Housing Project: When a landlord is represented by an attorney in an eviction lawsuit, the Sargent Shriver Housing Project helps tenants with their eviction defense. The Project helps tenants understand the eviction (unlawful detainer) legal process and can represent them in trial or aid in negotiating a pre-trial settlement. The Project can also make referrals to agencies that prevent homelessness, provide relocation assitance or connect clients with services relating to employment, education, and family necessities.
GBLA Fair Housing Law Project: The Fair housing Law Project rpovides fair housing education,investigation , and enforcement services for Kern County residents, regardless of income, who believe they have been victims of illegal housing discrimination. When fair housing investigations yield evidence of illegal discrimination, the Project can assist and represent victims in administrative agency complaints or lawsuits.
(661) 325-5943 or toll free at (888) 292-4252