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What should a tenant do if his or her apartment needs repairs? Can a landlord force a tenant to move? How many days notice does a tenant have to give a landlord before the tenant moves? Can a landlord raise a tenant’s rent? California Tenants—A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities answers these questions and many others.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
You can request a free interpreter to be with you in court.
A court interpreter verbally translates (called “interpreting”) everything the judge and others say from spoken English into your primary language, and everything you say back into spoken English.
This resource has the answers to commonly asked questions about court interpreters, including how to ask for one.
Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.
If you are homeless, you have rights applying for benefits.
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Call (877) 4AID - VET or (877) 424 - 3838 for the VA's services.
Some people who are homeless may qualify for food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Affordable housing, homeless, elderly, and special needs resources.
Can someone who is homeless register and vote?