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.
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.
If you are homeless in Orange County please take a look at these resources.
If you are experiencing homelessness in Riverside County, please take a look at these resources.
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 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 Placer County, please take a look at the resources posted.
If you are experiencing homelessness in San Diego county, please use this resource to find shelters and other types of assistance near you.
This resource provides information on housing, utility, food bank, and rental assistance in Tehama County.
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 Mateo county, please take a look at these resources.
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 Santa Barbara county, please take a look at these resources which include shelter locations, food, clothing, vehicle overnight placement, mental health and medical assistance.
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program’s (“ERAP”) objective is mitigating potential homelessness and displacement of existing Norwalk residents and workers who may not be residents, but support the local economy by working in the City, who are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to pay their rent, mortgage and/or utilities.
Call (877) 4AID - VET or (877) 424 - 3838 for the VA's services.
A list of affordable housing facilities and housing service programs for Santa Clara county.
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.
General information and resources for renters, homeless residents, first-time homebuyers, and property owners in Newark, CA.
If you are experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County, please take a look at this resource.
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 Benito county, please take a look at these resources which include housing, food, transportaion, and utility assistance.
Legal information for unhoused youth
Resources for individuals and households experiencing homelessnes or at-risk of becoming homeless.
General information for tenants whose housing is at risk.
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.
Programs and resources, including rental assistance and eviction protections for tenants in Arcata.
A website to centralize Santa Clarita's homeless resources and to raise public awareness on local homeless efforts.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
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.
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.
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.
Can someone who is homeless register and vote?
The Office of Homeless Care and Coordination serves to implement expanded services and supports and lead the development of a strategic framework to address and work to end homelessness in Alameda County. The Office is working to build a robust, integrated, and coordinated system of homelessness and housing services, and to improve efficiency and coordination within HCSA and with external partners.
If you are experiencing homelessness in Albany please take a look at the resouce posted below
If you are experiencing homelessness in Berkeley, please take a look at the resource listed below.
The Health, Housing and Homeless Services Division (H3) integrates housing and homeless services across our health system; coordinates housing and homeless services across County government and in the community.
This resource guide was developed to provide the El Dorado County community information on a variety of programs and services in the area.
If you are experiencing homelessness in Fresno county please take a look at this resource.
The Homeless Program is an intensive, short-term case management program which targets adults 18-years old and older, who are homeless with a chronic and persistent major mental illness or dual diagnosis (mental health primary disorder and a secondary substance abuse disorder).
If you are experiencing homelessness in Livermore please take a look at the resource posted below.
The Homeless Court Program seeks to provide individuals experiencing homelessness access to justice, and address the legal barriers that prevent them from achieving self-sufficiency, while addressing the underlying cause(s) of their homelessness.
If you are experiencing homelessness in Oakland, please take a look at the resource posted below.
Homeless Programs and Services
Anyone requiring referral to an emergency shelter may call 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237) to access resources.
The following are emergency services for the homeless population in Sacramento County. Additional transitional and permanent housing programs are coordinated through Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF). If you are not already working with SSF, please contact them to find out how to be assessed for transitional or permanent housing - 916-577-9770.