Homelessness

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.

Most Frequently Viewed Resources

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

If you are homeless, you have rights applying for benefits.

Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Affordable housing, homeless, elderly, and special needs resources.

Can someone who is homeless register and vote?

Some people who are homeless may qualify for food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Call (877) 4AID - VET or (877) 424 - 3838 for the VA's services.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Legal information for unhoused youth

General information and resources for renters, homeless residents, first-time homebuyers, and property owners in Newark, CA.

If you are homeless in Orange County please take a look at these resources.

If you are experiencing homelessness in Placer County, please take a look at the resources posted.

Resources for tenants and property owners on rental assistance, affordable housing, tenants rights, discrimination, mortgage assistance, first time home ownership and more.

If you are experiencing homelessness in Riverside County, please take a look at these resources.

If you are experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County, please take a look at these resources that include emergency shelters, family services, medical conditions, domestic abuse, youth services, and mental health support.

If you are experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County, please take a look at this resource.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Benito county, please take a look at these resources which include housing, food, transportaion, and utility assistance.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Bernardino county, please take a look at this resource guide that includes housing, shelters, food, hygine, utility, and transportation assistance.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Diego county, please use this resource to find shelters and other types of assistance near you.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Francisco county, please take a look at these resouces which include housing, legal, and food services.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Joaquin county, please take a look at these resounces which include housing and emergency services.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Mateo county, please take a look at these resources which include housing, food, utility, and short-term rental, deposit, or morgage assistance.

If you are experiencing homelessness in San Mateo county, please take a look at these resources.

If you are experiencing homelessness in Santa Barbara county, please take a look at these resources which include shelter locations, food, clothing, vehicle overnight placement, mental health and medical assistance.

A list of affordable housing facilities and housing service programs for Santa Clara county.

Sacred Heart coordinates the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System (HPS), which provides temporary financial assistance (e.g. rent, deposit, or utilities payment) to low-income families and individuals who may be struggling to maintain their housing.