Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.
What should a tenant do if his or her apartment needs repairs? Can a landlord force a tenant to move? How many days notice does a tenant have to give a landlord before the tenant moves? Can a landlord raise a tenant’s rent? California Tenants—A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities answers these questions and many others.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.
Some people who are homeless may qualify for food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Affordable housing, homeless, elderly, and special needs resources.
Call (877) 4AID - VET or (877) 424 - 3838 for the VA's services.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
Can someone who is homeless register and vote?
If you are homeless, you have rights applying for benefits.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.