Public Housing, Subsidized Housing, and Section 8

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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.

Resources for tenants and property owners in Dublin, CA on rent relief, tenants rights, mortgage assistance, and other services.

Centralized website for information about open affordable housing waiting lists.

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

List of affordable rentals in Gilroy

Who is eligible? How do I apply? How does the application process work?

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, also known as “Section 8”, provides rental assistance to low income individuals or families.

The Housing Authority administers several Security Deposit Programs for jurisdiction in Santa Cruz 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.

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.

Annual general adjustments (and other rent increase notices), capital improvements, codes & habitability, eviction, leases, mediation services, occupancy registration, roommates & neighbors, section 8, security deposit, separate agreements, subletting, tenant rights & responsibilities, vacancy decontrol

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

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Cities' public housing government agencies.

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