San Jose: Free Legal Services Available for Low-Income Tenants and Landlords in San José
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Low-income tenants and landlords in San José have access to legal services at no cost through the City-funded San José Housing Consortium.

The goal of the Housing Consortium is to increase housing stability and reduce the risk of homelessness for vulnerable residents. The importance of housing stability is particularly urgent during the current pandemic with health officials urging people to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by sheltering in place.

Housing Consortium attorneys are able to help with many types of rental disputes, including evictions, lease violations, nonpayment of rent, housing discrimination, health and safety concerns, and rent increases.

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The Housing Consortium is funded by a grant from the City of San José Housing Department. The consortium is comprised of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Bay Area Legal Aid, Senior Adults Legal Assistance, the Asian Law Alliance, and Project Sentinel.

In addition to providing legal services, Housing Consortium attorneys host community meetings to educate tenants and landlords about their rights and obligations under current State and local laws.

Low-income tenants and landlords who would like legal assistance from the Housing Consortium may call the following numbers to receive referrals. Tenants may call 800-551-5554. Landlords may call 408-414-5359.stats

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