Legal Aid, Shelter, & Foreclosure Resources

Your first line of defense for emergency shelter referrals, emergency housing assistance, and support services is 211. To reach 211, dial 2-1-1 or go to https://211alamedacounty.org/ in Alameda County and https://cccc.myresourcedirectory.com/ in Contra Costa County.

If you’d like a printed version of these resources, or would like to access them in another language, we have a brochure available to download in English, Spanish, or Chinese.

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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

Abode Services
emergency housing, rapid re-housing, health clinic
(510) 657-7409

Alameda Point Collaborative
permanent and supportive housing in City of Alameda
(510) 898-7854 (services center)

Bay Area Community Services
temp housing for people with mental health challenges or post-incarceration
(510) 613-0330

Bay Area Rescue Mission
shelters for single men, women, and women with children
(510) 215-4555

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

Bonita House, Inc.
for people with mental health and substance use disorders
(510) 923-1099

Building Futures
shelter, housing assistance for victims of domestic violence
Crisis Line: (866) 292-9688 / (866) A-Way-Out

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
transitional housing after discharge from hospital or prison
(510) 613-0330

Caring.com
resources for low-income seniors at risk of losing their home

Catholic Charities East Bay
back rent, security deposits, utilities, one-time financial assistance
(510) 768-3100

Center for Independent Living
housing services for people with disabilities
(510) 841-4776

Contra Costa Crisis Center/Contra Costa 211
referrals to homeless and housing services
211 or (800) 833-2900

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

East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP)
for women, children, people exiting Santa Rita Jail with mental health, drug, alcohol challenges
(510) 446-7100

East Oakland Community Project
emergency, transitional housing for individuals, families
(510) 532-3211

ECHO Housing Assistance Center
move-in costs, back rent, housing assistance, homebuyer education, tenant/landlord info
(855) ASK-ECHO

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition
housing subsidies for families in Alameda County
510-886-5473 ext. 101

First Place for Youth
youth exiting foster care
(510) 272-0979

Fremont Family Resource Center
housing, resources
(510) 574-2000

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program
housing referrals, showers, food, laundry, mail for veterans, individuals
(510) 233-2141

Hope Solutions (formerly Contra Costa Interfaith Housing)
permanent supportive housing
(925) 944-2244

Housing CHOICES for Alameda County
database to search for affordable housing

Housing Consortium of the East Bay
people with developmental disabilities, special needs
(510) 832-1382

Impact Justice: Homecoming Project
housing support for formerly incarcerated people
(510) 899-5010

Lutheran Social Services
childcare, housing support
(925) 825-1060

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

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

SHELTER, Inc.
housing and one-time move-in support for families, veterans, individuals, in Contra Costa County
(925) 338-1038

Spectrum Community Services – Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
energy bill assistance, nutrition, fall prevention for seniors and low-income people
(510) 881-0300

STAND! For Families Free of Violence
resources for people harmed by violence
Crisis hotline: (888) 215-5555

St. Mary’s Center
housing and health support for seniors in Oakland
(510) 923-9600

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County
emergency overnight shelter for adults
(510) 638-7600

Legal Aid Resources

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

Centro de Servicios
Tri-Valley area
Phone: (510) 489-4100

Centro Legal de la Raza
legal clinics for Alameda County tenants
Phone: (510) 437-1554

Community Resources for Independent Living
housing assistance for seniors and people with disabilities
Phone: (510) 881-5743

East Bay Community Law Center
legal assistance for low-income people
Phone: (510) 548-4040

Eviction Defense Center
legal services in Alameda County
(510) 452-4541

Family Violence Law Center (FVLC)
survivors of violence and sexual assault
Hotline: (800) 947-8301

Tenants Rights Counseling

Additional counseling and legal and financial guidance related to tenant-landlord issues.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause
San Francisco and Oakland, CA
tenant rights hotline and clinic, unlawful detainers, legal referrals
Tenants Rights Clinic: (510) TENANTS or (510) 836-2687

Pacific Community Services, Inc.
Pittsburg, CA
Trained housing counselors are available to counsel both tenants and landlords on their rights and responsibilities under federal and state fair housing laws. PCSI also offers referrals and counseling to homeowners facing foreclosure and first time homebuyers.
Phone: (925) 439-1056

Project Sentinel
Northern California
Project Sentinel offers over 50 programs to help with housing issues such as housing discrimination, mortgage foreclosure and delinquency, landlord-tenant disputes, and navigating homeownership.
Tenant-Landlord Dispute Line: (408) 720-9888   
Housing Discrimination: (888) 324-7468
Housing Counseling:      (408) 470-3730

Tenants Together
California
Tenants Together is the only statewide organization focused exclusively on tenants’ rights. They offer a variety of Know Your Rights resources and tips for tenants organizing online, and they also operate a tenants rights hotline.
Tenant Rights Hotline:   (888) 495-8020

Foreclosure Prevention

ASIAN, Inc.
Bay Area
ASIAN, Inc. provides technical assistance to Asian Americans and other socioeconomic minorities including counseling for first-time homebuyers, foreclosure intervention, and in-depth financial consulting services.
Phone: (415) 928-5910

Community Housing Development Corporation

Bay Area
CHDC is an affordable-housing developer that offers wraparound housing support to members of the community. Their programs include first-time homebuyer support, foreclosure counseling, and car loans and grants for working people.
Phone: (510) 412-9290

Homeownership Preservation Foundation
Nationwide
For those who may have fallen behind in housing payments or face foreclosure/eviction, 995Hope housing counselors help you explore ways to get you back on track.
Phone: (888) 995-HOPE (4673)

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
California
HERA provides legal services and counseling to clients regarding housing discrimination, homeownership, and credit in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Russian, or Arabic.
Phone: (510) 271-8443 ext. 300

Homebuyer Support

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

Oakland Housing Assistance Center

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

(510) 238-6182

Financial Wellness

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