Local Resource Directory

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.

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

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:
Eligibility:
All seniors, 60+ Legal Services Corporation and State Bar guidelines for income (low-income)
Phone:
(800) 834-5001

Elke & Merchant LLP

Elke & Merchant LLP are experienced tenant lawyers dedicated to protecting tenant rights throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eligibility:
No immigration status/documentation needed
Phone:
(415) 294-4111

Excelsis Law, P.C.

RV - 10/05/2021
Eligibility:
*No immigration status/documentation needed
Phone:
(213) 340-0300

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.
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. No immigration status/documentation needed.
Phone:
(714) 569-0823

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

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
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 No immigration status/documentation needed
Phone:
(415) 797-4357

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
Eligibility:
No immigration status/documentation needed
Phone:
(415) 391-6480

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

Mental Health Peer-Run Warm Line CA

This is a free service is available to anyone who calls or texts the California Peer-Run Warm Line at 1-855-845-7415. It is a peer-run mental health line. 
Phone:
(855) 845-7415

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
Eligibility:
Orange county resident.
Phone:
(657) 622-5500

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
Eligibility:
Orange County low-income resident and meet income requirements
Phone:
(714) 541-1010

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) 542-9238

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
Eligibility:
Serves California tenants only
Phone:
(415) 495-8100

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