San Francisco Bay Area Tenant Resources

SAN FRANCISCO:

San Francisco Eviction Defense Collaborative

If you have received an Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit (summons and complaint) and cannot afford a private attorney, go here immediately! No number, it’s drop-in only.
Please note that you only have five days to respond to the complain. Do not wait! Seek legal help immediately upon receiving a summons and complaint!

1338 Mission St, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://evictiondefense.org/for-tenants/

San Francisco Tenants Union

Provides counseling to San Francisco Tenants only. No landlords and no counseling for master tenants seeking information on how to evict subtenants.

558 Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-6622
info@sftu.org
https://www.sftu.org/

San Francisco Rent Board

Agency in charge of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. They can answer many questions about the rent ordinance as well as provide necessary petitions to contest rent increases, decreases in service, etc. Call them to find out if your unit is covered by the Rent Ordinance.

25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
(415) 252-4602
http://sfrb.org/

Housing Rights Committee

Offers counseling on tenants’ rights issues.

1663 Mission/13th, Suite 504
(415) 703-8644
http://www.hrcsf.org/tenant_info.html

Causa Justa

Tenant rights advocacy and information.

Mission District: 2301 Mission St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94110
Bayview District: 2145 Keith St
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415)864-8372
info@cjjc.org
http://cjjc.org/

Eviction Free San Francisco

Direct action group dedicated to stopping evictions in San Francisco.

evictionfreesf@riseup.net
https://evictionfreesf.org/

EAST BAY:

East Bay Community Law Center

2921 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 548-4040
http://www.ebclc.org

Oakland Eviction Defense Center

(Serving Oakland, Berkeley and other Alameda county communities)

1611 Telegraph Ave, #726
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 452-4541

Oakland Tenants Union

(510) 704-5276
http://www.oaklandtenantsunion.org

Causa Justa

Tenant rights advocacy and information.

West Oakland: 3268 San Pablo Avenue (corner of 33rd st)
Oakland, CA 94608
East Oakland: 9124 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94603
(510) 763-5877
info@cjjc.org
http://cjjc.org/

Oakland Rent Adjustment Program (Rent Board)

250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-3015
TDD: (510) 238-3254
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/hcd/o/RentAdjustment/

Berkeley Rent Board

2125 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-7368
rent@cityofberkeley.info
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/rent/

Berkeley Tenants Union

info@BerkeleyTenants.org
http://berkeleytenants.org/about/

STATEWIDE

Tenants Together

995 Market St, Suite 1202
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-8100
http://www.tenantstogether.org

California Department of Consumer Affairs

Great information applicable statewide. Note that greater protections may exist for tenants in communities with rent ordinances. Always check with your local rent board, if one exists.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/