How to Get Help

Call any of the providers below to begin the process of receiving free legal assistance.
The provider you contact will guide you to the best Alameda County Housing Secure provider for your situation.

TENANTS

Centro Legal de la Raza
centrolegal.org
510-437-1554

Eviction Defense Center
www.evictiondefensecenteroakland.org
510-452-4541

East Bay Community Law Center
ebclc.org
510-548-4040

Bay Area Legal Aid
baylegal.org
888-382-3405

Asian and Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
apilegaloutreach.org
(Oakland residents only)
510-251-2846

HOMEOWNERS

HERA Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
heraca.org
(510) 271-8443

Services Provided

FOR TENANTS

  • Eviction defense

  • Notices of termination of tenancy

  • Repairs and bad conditions

  • Rent increases

  • Other landlord-tenant disputes

FOR HOMEOWNERS

  • Foreclosures

  • Problems with property taxes

  • Homeowner association (HOA) assessments

  • PACE loans

  • Deed theft

  • Blight citations

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Alameda County Housing Secure provides one-time grants to help Alameda County tenants and homeowners stay in their homes

  • Financial assistance is offered in connection with legal services provided through ACHS

Who Is Eligible?

FOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES

TENANTS AND HOMEOWNERS WHO:

  • Live in Alameda County

  • Are low-income

  • Are at risk of losing their homes

FOR EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

TENANTS AND HOMEOWNERS WHO:

  • Live in Alameda County

  • Meet income guidelines*

  • Are at imminent risk of losing their homes due to eviction or foreclosure

  • Have experienced an event that made them temporarily unable to pay their housing costs

  • Are a client of a legal services provider with Alameda County Housing Secure (see “How to Get Help”)

*Very low-income (50% AMI) for tenants and low-income (80% AMI) for homeowners

What is Alameda County Housing Secure?

Alameda County Housing Secure prevents displacement in Alameda County by providing free legal services and emergency financial assistance to low-income tenants and homeowners. These services enable county residents who are vulnerable to displacement to stabilize their housing.

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