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PILP Public Benefits Advocate's Guides

Advocate's Guides to the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, CalWORKs Homeless Assistance, and CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HDAP, HA, and HSP). The guides including program information, practical tips, and client fliers to improve access to and awareness of these programs.

PILP Public Benefits Advocate's Guides

Advocate's Guides to the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, CalWORKs Homeless Assistance, and CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HDAP, HA, and HSP). The guides including program information, practical tips, and client fliers to improve access to and awareness of these programs.

PILP Public Benefits Advocate's Guides

Advocate's Guides to the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, CalWORKs Homeless Assistance, and CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HDAP, HA, and HSP). The guides including program information, practical tips, and client fliers to improve access to and awareness of these programs.

Housing Rights for Licensed Childcare Providers

California law forbids landlords, homeowner associations (HOAs), and others from discriminating against someone because they run a licensed child care home. This document from the California Civil Rights Department is a page answering common questions regarding the rights of licensed childcare providers.

San Francisco Tenants Union

This organization provides counseling services to tenants in San Francisco. Their page contains general information about San Francisco Tenants Rights including: Rent Control Evictions Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals Buyouts Condo and TIC Conversions Habitability and Repairs Harassment by Landlord Roommates Sale of Buildings Security Deposits Squatting (Homes Not Jails)

Eviction - The Legal Process

This resource provides general instructions regarding the eviction process inside or outside the court.

If You Are a Tenant and Your Landlord Wants to Evict You

This resource will help you understand your responsibilities as the tenant in case your landlord has started the eviction process.

Eviction - The Legal Process

This resource provides general instructions regarding the eviction process inside or outside the court.

If You Are a Tenant and Your Landlord Wants to Evict You

This resource will help you understand your responsibilities as the tenant in case your landlord has started the eviction process.

Real Estate Reference Book - Landlord/Tenant

Detailed landlord/tenant information, especially the principle of "quiet enjoyment".

Rent Control in Santa Monica

The law limits excessive rent, reasons for evictions, and rent increases.

A Small Claims Comprehensive Guide

Learn about going to small claims court, using instructions and guides to help you with your case. Also learn about trying to resolve your dispute out of court, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Be Prepared for Your Small Claims Trial

Plan what you are going to say, prepare the proof to take to court, take copies of all your court papers and your Proof of Service, and take people to support your story (witnesses).

Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

Civil harassment is abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or serious harassment by someone you have not dated and do NOT have a close relationship with, like a neighbor, a roommate, or a friend (that you have never dated). It is also civil harassment if the abuse is from a family member (like an uncle or aunt, a niece or nephew, or a cousin).

Eviction Cases Video in English, Spanish, Chinese , Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian

This video clip provides information regarding the options available to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. The video clip consists of five chapters organized in an automatic playlist.

Eviction Response Tool

This webpage walks you through preparing an Answer in your eviction case. To file, go to your court as soon as possible. This website is a free public tool that will help you fill out the Answer paperwork. It will also submit your Answer to the court if you are low-income and qualify for a court “fee waiver.” Seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible!

Eviction - The Legal Process

This resource provides general instructions regarding the eviction process inside or outside the court.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Emotional Support Animals and Housing Law

This information is from the California Civil Rights Department. These downloadable pages have information on what an emotional support animal is, what your legal rights are in your housing if you have an emotional support animal, and what to do if your landlord violates your rights.

Housing Rights for Licensed Childcare Providers

California law forbids landlords, homeowner associations (HOAs), and others from discriminating against someone because they run a licensed child care home. This document from the California Civil Rights Department is a page answering common questions regarding the rights of licensed childcare providers.

A Guide To Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities

A general guide to the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, including repairs, leases, evictions and much more

Emotional Support and Service Animals

Where are they allowed and under what conditions?

Emotional Support Animals and Housing Law

This information is from the California Civil Rights Department. These downloadable pages have information on what an emotional support animal is, what your legal rights are in your housing if you have an emotional support animal, and what to do if your landlord violates your rights.

Eviction FAQs

Check out California Court's FAQ's on Eviction.

HERA Alternative Ways to Address Habitability Problems

This resource links other ways to address habitability problems

HERA Habitability know your rights

Know your rights as a tenant in California and what it means to have safe and healthy housing.

Housing Rights for Licensed Childcare Providers

California law forbids landlords, homeowner associations (HOAs), and others from discriminating against someone because they run a licensed child care home. This document from the California Civil Rights Department is a page answering common questions regarding the rights of licensed childcare providers.

Know Your Rights as a California Tenant: Evictions

As a tenant, knowing your rights is critical. You may be protected from certain types of evictions, and you may be able to prevent an eviction by fixing the issue identified in an eviction notice. Act quickly—do not ignore notices or court papers, and seek legal help as soon as possible. Evictions can move fast, and you could lose a court case automatically if you take too long to act. Seek advice from an attorney to find out how these rights apply in your situation!

Know Your Rights: Eviction

This resource explains your rights if you are getting evicted or up for eviction.

Landlord-Tenant Frequently Asked Questions for Orange County

Oral agreements, harassment, notices, deposits, and repairs.

PILP Public Benefits Advocate's Guides

Advocate's Guides to the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, CalWORKs Homeless Assistance, and CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HDAP, HA, and HSP). The guides including program information, practical tips, and client fliers to improve access to and awareness of these programs.

Rent Control in Santa Monica

The law limits excessive rent, reasons for evictions, and rent increases.

Resources for Homeless Children and Youths

Resources for Homeless Children and Youths

San Francisco Tenants Union

This organization provides counseling services to tenants in San Francisco. Their page contains general information about San Francisco Tenants Rights including: Rent Control Evictions Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals Buyouts Condo and TIC Conversions Habitability and Repairs Harassment by Landlord Roommates Sale of Buildings Security Deposits Squatting (Homes Not Jails)

Tenant Background Checks and Your Rights

Are you looking for a new place to live or about to renew your lease? If so, you may want to know that a landlord, property manager, or other housing provider may ask a tenant background check company — also called a tenant screening company — to put together a report about you and other members of your household. That’s called a tenant background check, resident screening report, or tenant screening report. Landlords often use these reports to decide whether to rent to you. This article includes information about tenant background checks and your rights related to them.

The Eviction Process - Stay Housed LA

This page has information on how evictions work generally in California. It also has information on laws specific to cities in LA county.

Your Rights Under California Law

The State of California has extended housing discrimination laws to cover other protected groups.

Your Rights Under Federal Law

The Fair Housing Act has been updated a few times since it was passed in 1968 to protect more people from discrimination.

File Your Housing Discrimination Complaint Online

If your complaint involves a possible violation of the Fair Housing Act, a specialist will assist you in filing an official housing discrimination complaint.

Eviction Response Tool

This webpage walks you through preparing an Answer in your eviction case. To file, go to your court as soon as possible. This website is a free public tool that will help you fill out the Answer paperwork. It will also submit your Answer to the court if you are low-income and qualify for a court “fee waiver.” Seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible!

The Eviction Process - Stay Housed LA

This page has information on how evictions work generally in California. It also has information on laws specific to cities in LA county.

Rental Listing Scams

Scammers don't actually own the homes they try to rent out to you. Identify them and make a report if you've been scammed.

Housing Counseling Agencies

HUD-Certified Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, forbearances, foreclosures, and credit issues. This list will show you several approved agencies in your area. The counseling agencies on this list are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and they can offer independent advice, often at little or no cost to you. There is also a list of nationwide HUD-approved counseling agencies .

Housing Rights for Licensed Childcare Providers

California law forbids landlords, homeowner associations (HOAs), and others from discriminating against someone because they run a licensed child care home. This document from the California Civil Rights Department is a page answering common questions regarding the rights of licensed childcare providers.

Landlord - Tenant Mediation Services in the City of Berkeley

Issues such as roommate disagreements, noise complaints, privacy rights, rent due dates, late fees, and move-out/eviction issues.

Housing Counseling Agencies

HUD-Certified Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, forbearances, foreclosures, and credit issues. This list will show you several approved agencies in your area. The counseling agencies on this list are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and they can offer independent advice, often at little or no cost to you. There is also a list of nationwide HUD-approved counseling agencies .

Rental Listing Scams

Scammers don't actually own the homes they try to rent out to you. Identify them and make a report if you've been scammed.

A Small Claims Comprehensive Guide

Learn about going to small claims court, using instructions and guides to help you with your case. Also learn about trying to resolve your dispute out of court, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Be Prepared for Your Small Claims Trial

Plan what you are going to say, prepare the proof to take to court, take copies of all your court papers and your Proof of Service, and take people to support your story (witnesses).

Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

Civil harassment is abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or serious harassment by someone you have not dated and do NOT have a close relationship with, like a neighbor, a roommate, or a friend (that you have never dated). It is also civil harassment if the abuse is from a family member (like an uncle or aunt, a niece or nephew, or a cousin).

Emotional Support and Service Animals

Where are they allowed and under what conditions?

Emotional Support Animals and Housing Law

This information is from the California Civil Rights Department. These downloadable pages have information on what an emotional support animal is, what your legal rights are in your housing if you have an emotional support animal, and what to do if your landlord violates your rights.

Eviction Cases Video in English, Spanish, Chinese , Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian

This video clip provides information regarding the options available to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. The video clip consists of five chapters organized in an automatic playlist.

Eviction FAQs

Check out California Court's FAQ's on Eviction.

Eviction Response Tool

This webpage walks you through preparing an Answer in your eviction case. To file, go to your court as soon as possible. This website is a free public tool that will help you fill out the Answer paperwork. It will also submit your Answer to the court if you are low-income and qualify for a court “fee waiver.” Seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible!

Eviction - The Legal Process

This resource provides general instructions regarding the eviction process inside or outside the court.

File Your Housing Discrimination Complaint Online

If your complaint involves a possible violation of the Fair Housing Act, a specialist will assist you in filing an official housing discrimination complaint.

HERA Alternative Ways to Address Habitability Problems

This resource links other ways to address habitability problems

HERA Habitability know your rights

Know your rights as a tenant in California and what it means to have safe and healthy housing.

Housing Rights for Licensed Childcare Providers

California law forbids landlords, homeowner associations (HOAs), and others from discriminating against someone because they run a licensed child care home. This document from the California Civil Rights Department is a page answering common questions regarding the rights of licensed childcare providers.

If You Are a Tenant and Your Landlord Wants to Evict You

This resource will help you understand your responsibilities as the tenant in case your landlord has started the eviction process.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Know Your Rights as a California Tenant: Evictions

As a tenant, knowing your rights is critical. You may be protected from certain types of evictions, and you may be able to prevent an eviction by fixing the issue identified in an eviction notice. Act quickly—do not ignore notices or court papers, and seek legal help as soon as possible. Evictions can move fast, and you could lose a court case automatically if you take too long to act. Seek advice from an attorney to find out how these rights apply in your situation!

Know Your Rights: Eviction

This resource explains your rights if you are getting evicted or up for eviction.

Landlord-Tenant Frequently Asked Questions for Orange County

Oral agreements, harassment, notices, deposits, and repairs.

Landlord - Tenant Mediation Services in the City of Berkeley

Issues such as roommate disagreements, noise complaints, privacy rights, rent due dates, late fees, and move-out/eviction issues.

PILP Public Benefits Advocate's Guides

Advocate's Guides to the Housing and Disability Advocacy Program, CalWORKs Homeless Assistance, and CalWORKs Housing Support Program (HDAP, HA, and HSP). The guides including program information, practical tips, and client fliers to improve access to and awareness of these programs.

Real Estate Reference Book - Landlord/Tenant

Detailed landlord/tenant information, especially the principle of "quiet enjoyment".

Rent Control in Santa Monica

The law limits excessive rent, reasons for evictions, and rent increases.

Resources for Homeless Children and Youths

Resources for Homeless Children and Youths

San Francisco Tenants Union

This organization provides counseling services to tenants in San Francisco. Their page contains general information about San Francisco Tenants Rights including: Rent Control Evictions Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals Buyouts Condo and TIC Conversions Habitability and Repairs Harassment by Landlord Roommates Sale of Buildings Security Deposits Squatting (Homes Not Jails)

Tenant Background Checks and Your Rights

Are you looking for a new place to live or about to renew your lease? If so, you may want to know that a landlord, property manager, or other housing provider may ask a tenant background check company — also called a tenant screening company — to put together a report about you and other members of your household. That’s called a tenant background check, resident screening report, or tenant screening report. Landlords often use these reports to decide whether to rent to you. This article includes information about tenant background checks and your rights related to them.

The Eviction Process - Stay Housed LA

This page has information on how evictions work generally in California. It also has information on laws specific to cities in LA county.

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