Legal Aid, Shelter, & Foreclosure Resources

For emergency shelter referrals, emergency housing assistance, and support services call 211 or go to http://211alamedacounty.org/ in Alameda County and https://cccc.myresourcedirectory.com/ in Contra Costa County. Many of the organizations below manage referrals through 211.

Emergency Housing & Shelter Resources

Legal Aid, Financial, and Foreclosure Resources

Emergency Housing & Shelter Services

Community-based organizations that provide transitional, supportive, and rapid re-housing; mental and physical health services; and other support services.

A Safe Place Domestic Violence Services

emergency transport, food, shelter for women and children facing domestic violence

24-hour crisis line: (510) 536-7233

www.asafeplace.org

Abode Services

emergency housing, rapid re-housing, health clinic

(510) 657-7409

www.abodeservices.org

Alameda Point Collaborative

permanent and supportive housing in City of Alameda

 (510) 898-7854 (services center)

www.apcollaborative.org

Bay Area Community Services

temp housing for people with mental health challenges or post-incarceration

(510) 613-0330

www.bayareacs.org

Bay Area Rescue Mission

shelters for single men, women, and women with children

(510) 215-4555

www.bayarearescue.org

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

homeless prevention, rental assistance, rapid re-housing in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano counties

The Hub for Shelter Information: (866) 960-2132

Veteran Services: (855) 862-1804

www.bfhp.org

Bonita House, Inc.

for people with mental health and substance use disorders

(510) 923-1099

www.bonitahouse.org

Building Futures

shelter, housing assistance for victims of domestic violence,

Crisis Line: (866) 292-9688 / (866) A-Way-Out

www.bfwc.org

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

transitional housing after discharge from hospital or prison

(510) 613-0330

www.self-sufficiency.org

Catholic Charities East Bay

back rent, security deposits, utilities, one-time financial assistance

(510) 768-3100

www.cceb.org

Center for Independent Living

housing services for people with disabilities

(510) 841-4776

www.thecil.org

Contra Costa Crisis Center/Contra Costa 211

referrals to homeless and housing services

211 or (800) 833-2900

www.crisis-center.org

Contra Costa County Youth Continuum of Services        

drop-in services, housing for youth and transition-aged youth (call for location)

(800) 610-9400 or (510) 236-9612         

Davis Street Family Resource Center

clinic, clothing, food, and homelessness resources in San Leandro

(510) 347-4620

www.davisstreet.org

East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP)

for women, children, people exiting Santa Rita Jail with mental health, drug, alcohol challenges

(510) 446-7100

www.ebcrp.org

East Oakland Community Project

emergency, transitional housing for individuals, families

(510) 532-3211

www.eocp.net

ECHO Housing Assistance Center

move-in costs, back rent, housing assistance, homebuyer education, tenant/landlord info

(855) ASK-ECHO

www.echofairhousing.org

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition

housing subsidies for families in Alameda County

510-886-5473 ext. 101

www.fescofamilyshelter.org

First Place for Youth

youth exiting foster care

(510) 272-0979

www.firstplaceforyouth.org

Fremont Family Resource Center

housing, resources

(510) 574-2000

www.fremont.gov/228/Family-Resource-Center

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

housing referrals, showers, food, laundry, mail for veterans, individuals

(510) 233-2141

www.gripcares.org

Hope Solutions (formerly Contra Costa Interfaith Housing)

permanent supportive housing

(925) 944-2244

www.hopesolutions.org

Housing CHOICES for Alameda County

database to search for affordable housing

www.achousingchoices.org

Housing Consortium of the East Bay

people with developmental disabilities, special needs

(510) 832-1382

www.hceb.org

Impact Justice: Homecoming Project

housing support for formerly incarcerated people

(510) 899-5010

Impact Justice Homecoming Project Website

Lutheran Social Services

childcare, housing support

 (925) 825-1060

www.lssnorcal.org

Operation Dignity          

Emergency housing for veterans, mobile outreach, permanent supportive housing

(510) 287-8465

Rainbow Community Center

emergency housing for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 12-24) in Concord

(925) 692-0090

https://www.rainbowcc.org/homeless-transitional-youth-program

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)

housing and legal support for youth and victims of domestic violence

24-hour crisis hotline: (510) 794-6055

Empowerment Center: (510) 574-2250

www.save-dv.org

SHELTER, Inc.

housing and one-time move-in support for families, veterans, individuals,in Contra Costa County

(925) 338-1038

www.shelterinc.org

Spectrum Community Services – Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

energy bill assistance, nutrition, fall prevention for seniors and low-income people

(510) 881-0300

www.spectrumcs.org

STAND! For Families Free of Violence

resources for people harmed by violence

Crisis hotline: (888) 215-5555

www.standffov.org                    

St. Mary’s Center

housing and health support for seniors in Oakland

(510) 923-9600

www.stmaryscenter.org

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

emergency overnight shelter for adults

(510) 638-7600

www.svdp-alameda.org

Information and support on eviction, discrimination and other legal and financial issues

Bay Area Legal Aid

Alameda County Office: (510) 663-4744

Contra Costa Office:      (510) 233-9954

Legal Advice Line:         (800) 551-5554

Tenants Rights Line (Alameda County):  (888) 382-3405

www.baylegal.org

Centro de Servicios

Tri-Valley area

(510) 489-4100

www.centrodeservicios.org

Centro Legal de la Raza

legal clinics for Alameda County tenants

(510) 437-1554

www.centrolegal.org

Community Resources for Independent Living

housing assistance for seniors and people with disabilities

(510) 881-5743

www.crilhayward.org

East Bay Community Law Center

legal assistance for low-income people

(510) 548-4040

www.ebclc.org

Eviction Defense Center

legal services in Alameda County

(510) 452-4541

www.evictiondefensecenteroakland.org

Family Violence Law Center (FVLC)

survivors of violence and sexual assault

Hotline: (800) 947-8301

www.fvlc.org

FORECLOSURE, HOUSING AND TENANT COUNSELING RESOURCES

Additional counseling and legal and financial guidance related to foreclosure and tenancy

ASIAN, Inc.

support for first-time homebuyers, foreclosure intervention, default counseling

(415) 928-5910

www.asianinc.org

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

tenant rights hotline and clinic, unlawful detainers, legal referrals

Tenants Rights Clinic: (510) TENANTS (510) 836-2687

www.cjjc.org

Community Housing Development Corporation

car loans and grants for working people, first-time homebuyer support, down payment assistance, foreclosure, loan modification

(510) 412-9290

www.communityhdc.org

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

foreclosure prevention, housing discrimination

(510) 271-8443 ext. 300

www.heraca.org

Oakland Housing Assistance Center

info-line about Oakland-funded housing programs including homebuying and rehab assistance

(510) 238-6182

Pacific Community Services

rental and low-income homebuyer assistance in Pittsburg

(925) 439-1056

Project Sentinel

Tenant-Landlord Dispute Line: (408) 720-9888   

Housing Discrimination: (888) 324-7468

Housing Counseling:      (408) 470-3730

www.housing.org

Tenants Together

Tenant Rights Hotline:   (888) 495-8020

www.tenantstogether.org

Foreclosure prevention hotlines

Homeownership Preservation Foundation

(888) 995-HOPE (4673)

www.995hope.org

Keep Your Home California

(888) 953-3722

www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org

Financial wellness support programs

Rubicon Programs

legal support, public benefits, employment support, re-entry support, financial education

Oakland Center: (510) 208-0912

Richmond Center: (510) 412-1725

Antioch Center: (925) 399-8990

Hayward Center: (510) 670-5700

Concord Center: (925) 671-4500

www.rubiconprograms.org

Money Management International

foreclosure, reverse-mortgage, pre-purchase counseling

(866) 531-3442

www.moneymanagement.org

Operation Hope Oakland

budgeting, debt reduction, credit report clearance, small business support

(510) 535-6700

www.operationhope.org