Housing

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

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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.