All library locations will be closed on Monday February, 18, and all locations except Eastmont, Brookfield, and the Main Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 19, for President's Day.
Know Your Rights: Housing
Free legal information about housing rights for Alameda County residents! Housing attorneys will offer a know-your-rights training on the Topic of the Month (below). They can also answer questions about evictions, housing conditions, housing discrimination, and other issues. Attorneys can meet with you one-on-one after the group presentation.
February: Barriers to Housing: Evictions, Credit Repair & Criminal Records
March: Habitability and Repairs
April: Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation
May: Evictions: Legal and Not-so-Legal
June: Domestic Violence and Housing; Landlord Harassment
Provided by Bay Area Legal Aid:
BayLegal’s mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability. For many in our communities, justice is not an abstract ideal. It is food, shelter, and protection. It is the difference between staying in poverty and getting out; between dependence and self-reliance. But without help, justice is often denied. In the Bay Area, more than 1.2 million people live in poverty. More than half of these families have a full-time worker in the home. The cost of living in the Bay Area and low-wage jobs also take their toll. BayLegal’s clients are low- and very low-income members of our communities. BayLegal’s clients are spread across our seven county service area, from San Francisco to Livermore, Gilroy to Napa. They include the working poor, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities.