Tenant Defense Toolkit

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Eviction is a process. YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME IMMEDIATELY IF YOU RECEIVE AN EVICTION NOTICE. STAY IN YOUR HOME. Landlords locking out, intimidating, or evicting tenants outside of the court process are against the law.  
Use our Local Resource Directory to contact a tenant or legal aid organization by searching for your county. 

Tenants' Rights Topics

  1. Discrimination, Harassment, and Reasonable Accommodations

  1. Evictions

  1. Housing Conditions and Repairs

  2. Rent Increases

  3. Statewide Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

  4. Unfair Late Fees


More questions? Text the word “HELPLINE” to the number 650-600-7821! 



If you are not able to receive support from a local organization or the texting number above, you can call Tenants Together’s Statewide Tenants’ Rights Hotline at (888) 495-8020. Our volunteer counselors are experiencing a severe backlog but will order cases by level of urgency. We serve all California tenants regardless of income or immigration status. 
Organizing Resources 

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