HOUSING PRESERVATION

The Housing Preservation practice is designed to protect families from illegal evictions, including eviction after foreclosure; substandard housing conditions; and wrongful denials and terminations of housing subsidies. The practice also works to preserve and expand affordable housing and protect families from foreclosure rescue scams.

BayLegal serves as the Bay Area’s leading provider of legal aid to individuals facing discrimination in housing. BayLegal’s commitment to enforcing federal fair housing laws is at the center of the practice. BayLegal represents people discriminated against in housing on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, family status or other protected classes.

What We Do for Individuals and Families:

Each year BayLegal helps low-income tenants obtain or remain in safe, affordable housing.

We provide legal assistance in the following housing law-related areas:

  • Public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing
  • Fair housing and housing discrimination
  • Housing conditions
  • Rent control
  • Eviction defense
  • Lock-outs and utility shut-offs
  • Residential hotels
  • Training advocates and community organizations

Get Legal Help

LEGAL ADVICE LINE

Are you being evicted or facing foreclosure? Do you need help with Section 8, subsidized, or public housing? Are you experiencing housing discrimination, poor housing conditions, lock-outs, or utility shut-offs? Please call our Legal Advice Line for assistance.

FAIR HOUSING RESOURCES

Learn More About Fair Housing Additional Resources

UPCOMING LEGAL CLINICS

Bay Area Legal Aid offers weekly Housing Law Clinics throughout the region. Click here for all Legal Clinics.

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pittsburg Superior Court – Law Library/Computer Center

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Pittsburg every Wednesday at 9:00. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richmond Superior Court – Room 202

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Richmond every Monday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pittsburg Superior Court – Law Library/Computer Center

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Pittsburg every Wednesday at 9:00. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richmond Superior Court – Room 202

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Richmond every Monday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
12
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pittsburg Superior Court – Law Library/Computer Center

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Pittsburg every Wednesday at 9:00. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
17
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richmond Superior Court – Room 202

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Richmond every Monday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
19
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pittsburg Superior Court – Law Library/Computer Center

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Pittsburg every Wednesday at 9:00. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richmond Superior Court – Room 202

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Richmond every Monday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pittsburg Superior Court – Law Library/Computer Center

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Pittsburg every Wednesday at 9:00. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.

May
1
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Richmond Superior Court – Room 202

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Richmond every Monday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

QUESTIONS? Please call (510) 233-9954.