Housing Services

EBCLC’s Housing Program focuses on defending eviction lawsuits brought against low-income tenants. 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. Last, housing attorneys bring affirmative lawsuits to enforce state laws relating habitability standards, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as enforcement of local rent and eviction control ordinances. 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
  • Representation in affirmative lawsuits against housing providers
  • Keep Oakland Housed program

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