Oakland, CA – BayLegal’s housing preservation work opens an exciting new chapter this spring with the launch of our Alameda County Tenant’s Rights Line. Our regional housing preservation practice area helps more than 12,000 people each year stay in their homes and fight housing discrimination, illegal evictions, and foreclosures. Now this work gains a powerful new tool to provide legal advice and referrals, and to connect qualifying individuals with representation by BayLegal’s own housing attorneys.
Supported by a contract with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, the Tenant’s Rights Line project supports an expansion from 2 full-time housing attorneys to 6. Legal representation through this initiative is focused on homeless individuals or those at immediate risk of homelessness, but legal advice and referrals are available to any Alameda County resident. In addition to the Tenant’s Rights Line, BayLegal housing law attorneys host monthly Know-Your-Rights workshops in 5 locations throughout Alameda County, providing in-person legal information and referral services.
Tenant’s Rights Line – Alameda County
Are you an Alameda County resident currently experiencing a housing-related legal issue? Call the Tenant’s Rights Line for free legal advice and referrals in all languages:
|Tenant’s Rights Line Schedule|
|Mondays:||9:30 am – 12:30 pm|
|Tuesdays:||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Wednesdays:||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Thursdays:||9:30 am – 12:30 pm|
|Fridays:||9:30 am – 12:30 pm|
Bay Area Legal Aid’s Tenant’s Rights Line provides legal assistance to Alameda County residents only. We cannot guarantee that an attorney will represent you in your case, but we will provide advice and referrals to individuals who qualify for our services. Residents of other counties: please call the Legal Advice Line.
Get free legal information and advice about your housing rights!
Housing attorneys will offer a know-your-rights training on the Topic of the Month (below). They can also answer questions about evictions, housing conditions, housing discrimination, and other issues. Attorneys can meet with you one-on-one after the group presentation.
May 2018 Topic: Domestic Violence and Housing; Landlord Harassment
Workshop Dates & Locations
|Monday, May 21
|Towne House Wellness Center
629 Oakland Ave, OAKLAND
|Tuesday, May 22
|Berkeley Drop-In Center
3234 Adeline, BERKELEY
|Wednesday, May 23
|Hedco Wellness Center
590 B Street, HAYWARD
|Thursday, May 24
|Livermore Multi-Service Center
3311 Pacific Avenue, LIVERMORE
|Friday, May 25
|South County Wellness Center
40963 Grimmer Blvd., FREMONT
Upcoming Workshop Topics:
|May 2018:||Domestic Violence and Housing; Landlord Harassment|
|June 2018:||Rent Control and Eviction Control; Issues in Subsidized Housing|
|July 2018:||Barriers to Housing: Evictions, Credit Repair, Criminal Records|
|August 2018:||Habitability and Repairs|
|September 2018:||Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations|
|October 2018:||Evictions: Legal and Not-so-Legal|