Tenant / Landlord Services and Eviction Protection

  • tenantThe City of Antioch provides funding to our nonprofit partner ECHO Housing, which has trained mediators that help tenants and landlords settle housing disputes through conciliation and mediation to provide information to tenants and landlords on rental housing issues such as:

    • eviction notices
    • rent increases
    • reasonable accommodations for persons who are disabled
    • security deposit disputes
    • understanding lease terms
    • repairs and habitability
    • harassment
    • Illegal entry
    • other rights and responsibilities regarding the tenant/landlord relationship

    ECHO Housing Contact Info

    Phone: (925) 732-3919 or
    (855) 275-3246

    Email: contact@echofairhousing.org

    If you think you the following questions apply to you, ECHO Housing may be able to help provide support and counseling.

    • Job affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?
    • Need help understanding the City or County rent moratorium?
    • Are you being evicted illegally?
    • Are you renting an apartment that is unsafe or unsanitary?
    • Are you experiencing discrimination by a landlord or property management?
    • Are you disabled and your landlord will not provide you with reasonable accommodations for your disability?

    The City also funds Bay Area Legal Aid and Centro Legal de la Raza (through a contract with ECHO Housing) to assist lower income tenants facing eviction with assistance, legal advice and representation as needed.

    Bay Area Legal Aid

    Website: https://baylegal.org

    Phone: (800) 551-5554 or
    (925) 219-3325

    Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal advice and representation for free to qualifying lower income households on such civil legal issues as:

    • Eviction process and defenses
    • Illegal lockouts
    • Sheriff’s notices to vacate
    • Section 8 terminations

    These services are funded with City of Antioch Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds in order to support tenant rights and housing security.

    California Tenant/Landlord Rights and Responsibilities

    Please click on the link below for your copy of the California Tenants – A guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities:

    HTML Version: https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/resources/guidebook/index.html

    PDF Version – English: https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/pdf/resources/CaliforniaTenantRenterGuide.pdf

    PDF Version – Spanish: https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/pdf/resources/CaliforniaTenantRenterGuide_Spanish.pdf

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