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

Please call our Legal Advice Line if you are are experiencing a housing problem and need legal help.
Toll Free: (800) 551-5554
Hours: Monday & Thursday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.
California Relay Service: Dial 711 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929. Click here for more info.

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.

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Feb 27 @ 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.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
6
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Mar 6 @ 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.

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Mar 8 @ 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.

Mar
13
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Mar 15 @ 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.

Mar
20
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Mar 20 @ 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.

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Pittsburg)
Mar 22 @ 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.

Mar
27
Mon
2017
Housing Law Clinic (Richmond)
Mar 27 @ 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.

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.