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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.

This resource provides information on housing, utility, food bank, and rental assistance in Tehama County.

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

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz owns and manages 70 two and three bedroom units of U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Housing Service (USDA-RHS) in Santa Cruz County at two different sites in and near Watsonville. This program is designed to provide affordable housing to households where at least one household member earns a substantial portion of their income as farm laborers and is either a United States citizen or legal resident.

The Project Based Voucher (PBV) program is a rental assistance program where the assistance is attached to the unit, rather than to the family occupying the unit. The Housing Authority may elect to project base units as a percentage, up to HUD limits, of the Housing Choice Voucher program.

What to do if a mechanics lien has been recorded on your property.

What should my first steps be? What does the Additional Living Expense (ALE) part of my policy cover? Will my insurer cover the cost if I live in a trailer during reconstruction? Who is responsible for clearing the debris from my lot and is that covered under my policy? How can I get a fair claim settlement? What are my legal rights in California? The insurance company will only pay according to its "pricing guidelines"?

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.

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

We may be able to help! Contact a local LSNC office so we can talk to you and see what can be done to help you.

Will they "take" homes from Medi-Cal clients after they die?

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

These template letters can help you assist your client in accessing affordable housing. Template letters include 1) a referral letter for FYI from civil legal aid attorney; 2) a referral letter for FUY from civil legal aid attorney; and 3) information gathering letter on existing FYI program

This factsheet providers an overview of Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative and Family Unification Program (FUP) Housing Choice Vouchers