The Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California provides limited services to clients who need help with the defense of unlawful detainer actions filed by their landlords. We help our low-income clients stay in their homes when they are being evicted unfairly. We also handle cases where there are issues of the habitability of our client’s rented home or apartment.
In most cases, we refer the client to a related legal services program, Legal Services of Northern California, which routinely assists clients with these types of problems. After an initial assessment of the client’s case, LSNC may refer a case back to VLSP for referral of the client to a volunteer attorney for representation in court.