BayLegal Launches Alameda County Tenant’s Rights Line

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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

Tenant’s Know-Your-Rights!

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.

2018 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

Upcoming Workshops: