租户的权利

The 租户的权利 Practice strives to stop displacement and stabilize our communities through eviction defense, dropin的法律诊所, affirmative litigation, policy advocacy and administrative hearings before rent boards.

银河国际官网的服务包括

EVICTION DEFENSE REPRESENTATION

租户的权利 Program attorneys represent tenants with evictions in Alameda County. Tenants who have received unlawful detainers should call for an appointment immediately. Tenants will be given the first appointment available.

Please call 510-437-1554.
电子邮件银河国际官网 tenantsrights@nitishree.com.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAININGS FOR BUILDINGS

Tenant’s Rights Program attorneys are available to provide 知道你的权利 trainings to groups, including residents of entire buildings. In order to stop displacement, we need to make sure all tenants in a building are protected. The loss of even one tenant from a building chips away at our vibrant communities. Tenants are invited to contact the 租户的权利 Program to schedule a building-wide training.

AFFIRMATIVE HOUSING LITIGATION

银河国际官网l regularly files affirmative housing lawsuits to address tenant harassment by landlords, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions and and illegal behavior by landlords.

法律诊所

银河国际官网l operates multiple 租户的权利 clinics, where tenants receive a brief consultation with a 银河国际官网l staff member. Our goal is to educate tenants about their rights and their landlord’s responsibilities, and connect tenants with the resources they need. 在诊所, an attorney will review each tenant’s situation, 提供建议, and provide a referral to an extended services appointment, 如果有必要的话. In order to receive services, tenants must meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) low income guidelines. Legal assistance is available to Alameda County and Contra Costa County tenants. To be eligible for our services, household income must be 80% of the area median income or below. 请与银河国际官网联络 tenantsrights@centrolegal.org or (510) 437-1554 to apply for assistance.

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Making 奥克兰 Housing Secure

  • A total of 513 tenants and homeowners received legal services in the first year of 奥克兰 Housing Secure.
  • Increased legal services capacity has improved outcomes in eviction defense and increased the number of tenants reached through early intervention services.
  • The vast majority of 奥克兰 residents served through the program are extremely low-income.
  • Additionl successful efforts have beenmade to ensure the African American community is served.
  • Legal services providers are able to keep a majority of clients represented in unlawful detainer lawsuits in their home.
  • Preliminary data shows that six months after services, all the respondents surveyed were still living in 奥克兰 and none were homeless.
  • Tentant legal services providers see a pattern of landlords repeatedly attempting to evict vulnerable long-term rent-controlled tenants on bad faith grounds.
  • The OHS Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program disbursed $52,904.89 to tenants and $35,891.67 to homeowners for a total of $88,796.56 in its first six months of operation. Usage of EFA grants is increasing.
  • The widespread availability of emergency financial assistance has substantially improved advocates’ ability to defend tenants against evictions and keep homeowners in their homes.

政策宣传

银河国际官网l has ongoing relationships with community advocates and service providers for low income residents in the Bay Area. Through these partnerships and collaborations, 银河国际官网l advocates for policies that protect low income tenants in Alameda County.

具体地说, 银河国际官网l provides support to community advocates by drafting proposed tenant protection legislation and provide feedback to Hayward and 奥克兰 administrative personnel to ensure enforcement of local ordinances. 银河国际官网l also regularly speaks at city council meetings to provide information and insight to councilmembers regarding the realities facing low income tenants in the Bay Area.

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