Tenant’s Rights/Housing Law Clinic
Unlawful Detainer Summons and Complaint
Have you been served with an “Unlawful Detainer Summons and Complaint?” Then you only have 5 days to respond (including weekends). You may pick up an “Answer” packet and fee waiver form from the courthouse indicated in the document you received.
Personal household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources. Clinics held in Pittsburg, and Richmond.
RICHMOND - EVERY Monday
100 37th Street, Room 202
PITTSBURG - EVERY Wednesday
Arnason Justice Center
1000 Center Drive
Bay Area Legal Aid staff attorneys and volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process. First come; first served/. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Services provided in English and Spanish.
Tenants After Foreclosure: Your Rights as a Tenant If you are a tenant in a property that was foreclosed, you have special protections. This brochure prepared by Bay Area Legal Aid provides some basic information about your rights.
For help, call:
Bay Area Legal Aid Legal Advice Line
1-800-551-5554 Toll Free
Contra Costa County West: (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County East: (925) 219-3325
Mondays and Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:30 AM – 1 PM