Our Housing Program works to ensure that all people may freely choose a place to live without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, source of income, disability, operation of a home daycare, or whether they have children in their family.
We provide: Free legal advice and representation for victims of discrimination; impact litigation; educational workshops and technical assistance for community groups, public officials, apartment associations, and staff at community-based organizations; and policy advocacy.
HOUSING Phone Intake Line: (408) 280-2424
HOUSING Fax: (408) 293-0106
Our Housing Program Walk-In Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Please arrive prior to 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM to ensure that you are seen on the same day.
If we are unable to see you during our walk-in hours, please call our intake line: (408) 280-2424.
Among the issues we address are:
Defending eviction lawsuits
Housing discrimination issues like disability accommodation requests
Enforcing the San Jose Tenant Protection Ordinance
Legal outreach and support for renter organizing/campaigns
Help with Housing Authority hearings
Section 8 and other low-income housing issue like terminations and eligibility determinations
Legal advice and information to tenants regarding notices for repairs/bad conditions
Advice and information about foreclosure prevention
For our clients
We provides free legal services to eligible clients. In litigation matters, clients may be asked to pay for court filing and other fees, depending on their ability and Law Foundation’s resources.
We prioritize housing discrimination, illegal mortgage lending, gentrification and displacement of low-income and diverse communities, and predatory slum conditions.