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.

Bay Area Legal Aid Legal Clinic Calendar - Housing Law Clinics in Contra Costa

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.

9:00 am
Carroll Courthouse
100 37th Street, Room 202

PITTSBURG - EVERY Wednesday 9:00 am
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.

Bay Area Legal Aid Housing Preservation - WHAT THEY DO TO HELP YOU

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
or Local
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

Please note: Due to the high volume of calls they receive, they recommend calling as close to 9:30 AM as possible. If the Legal Advice Line reaches full capacity, callers may be instructed to call back later or the next day. They also encourage callers who are placed on hold to utilize their automated call back system. You will receive a call back from one of BALA attorneys before the end of the business day. Be sure to keep your phone close by and the line open as they can only make one call back attempt.

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