Housing Services

EBCLC’s Housing Program focuses on defending eviction lawsuits brought against low-income tenants, as well as enforcement of local rent and eviction control ordinances. The program emphasizes defense of long-term tenancies to preserve the value of rent-controlled units. EBCLC also prioritizes subsidized tenancies such as those in Section 8 and conventional public housing programs, as well as on behalf of tenants with disabilities. Lastly, housing staff advocate at the local and state government level to bring about policy changes that strengthen and benefit tenant’s rights, such as the Alameda County eviction moratorium, the longest lasting moratorium of its kind in the country.

Housing attorneys and advocates can provide assistance on the following types of issues:

  • Defense of Eviction/Unlawful Detainer cases
  • Section 8/Housing Authority termination hearings
  • Rent board hearings
  • General counseling on tenants’ rights
  • Assistance to individuals to represent themselves
  • Public outreach/education trainings
  • Rental Assistance program consultations and referrals
  • COVID-19 Resources for Renters on Eviction & Eviction Moratoria


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Please Note: The Housing practice cannot process inquiries via email.
If you have a housing issue or question please call (510) 548-4040 ext. 201 and leave a message with your Name, Phone Number, City, and a brief description of your problem or question

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