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Legal Service Providers

Bay Area Legal Aid
(800) 551-5554
(510) 250-5270

Services:  Provides legal assistance to low- and very low-income individuals.

Description:  Provides legal services via remote advocacy related to housing issues include: 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 shutoffs, residential hotels.

Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords with housing issues. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim. Income eligibility must be met for legal advice line, however, services may be provided via the clinics; eligibility for legal services can be determined via the legal advice line. Call legal advice line for an appointment. Phone queue may fill up, clients should call the next business day at 9am.

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services
(925) 609-7900

Services:  Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance (60+ only).

Description:  Provides free legal services for Contra Costa seniors age 60+ including advice, counsel and representation in civil legal matters, such as: elder abuse, consumer matters, housing, income maintenance as well as advance health care directives and durable power of attorney.

Lawyer Referral Service—Contra Costa County Bar Association
(925) 825-5700

Description:  Phone consults with lawyers available by phone. Provides referrals to private practicing lawyers in specific areas of the law, as well as local government, consumer, and public service agencies.

Additional Housing Resources

California Civil Rights Department
(800) 884-1684

Charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. Protects the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking.

Tuesday Tenant Legal Clinic
(925) 400-8924

Description:  Offers free legal information to tenants regarding renters rights, tenant issues and more for Antioch & East County. Hosted by EBASE, Monument Impact and Bay Area Legal Aid. Clinics are held virtually over Zoom every first and third Tuesday of the month. See flyer here.

State Law Information

Tenant Guidebook

California Tenants – A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities
Helpful collection of information from the California Department of Real Estate about the landlord-tenant relationship and applicable state laws.

Self-Help Resources

Evictions—California Courts Self-Help Guide
Overview of the unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit process, including information for tenants who receive a Notice to Quit or Summons and Complaint.

Collection of helpful information and resources by Legal Aid Association of California.

State Legislation

Tenant Protection Act of 2019—AB 1482
The State’s “anti-rent gouging law” applies to some rental units that are not covered by the Antioch RSO. This law also provides eviction restrictions that apply to many tenancies. For more information, see the FAQs prepared by the San Francisco Rent Board.

Rent increases: Noticing—AB 1110 (2019)
Amendment to the notice requirements of Civil Code Section 827. Increases in rent for a month-to-month or -week-to-week tenancy require advance notice of at least 90 days.

Immigrant Tenant Protection Act of 2017—AB 291
Fact sheet on State that prohibits housing discrimination and harassment based on immigration or citizenship status.

Resources for Landlords

Housingiskey (tenants/landlords)

East Bay Rental Housing Association
(510) 893-9873
(925) 685-1181

California Apartment Association serving Solano and Contra Costa

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