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Housing Legal

Housing Legal

Legal Aid Housing


Judge Brad Seligman

Dept 23


 numerous violations of the city’s Tenant Protection Ordinance, which prohibits landlord harassment. The city also argued that the Manns were violating state nuisance laws by allowing their properties to fall into dangerous states of disrepair. 

Under Oakland’s Tenant Protection Ordinance, or TPO, a court can require a landlord to pay up to $1,000 a day per violation of the policy

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Courts and Legal Organizations

The following are links to legal resources we think you will find helpful.

Legal Organizations

Alameda County Bar Association Web site>
State Bar of California Web site>
State of California, Office of the Attorney General Web site>
U.S. Department of Justice Web site>

Local, State and National Courts

Superior Court of Alameda County Web site>
California Judicial Branch Web site>
U. S. District Court – Northern District of California Web site>
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Web site>
U.S. Supreme Court Opinions Web site>

General Legal Reference

Library of Congress Web site>

Neighborhood Law Corps

(510) 238-6628

Email: NLC@oaklandcityatt





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Alex Katz
Chief of Staff
(510) 238-3148



Tenants’ Rights Program attorneys represent tenants with evictions in Alameda County. Tenants who have received unlawful detainers should call for an appointment immediately. Tenants will be given the first appointment available.

Please call 510-437-1554.
Email us at


Centro Legal regularly files affirmative housing lawsuits to address tenant harassment by landlords, unsafe or unhealthy living conditions and and illegal behavior by landlords.


You cannot currently be evicted in Alameda County.

Centro Legal de la Raza


Eviction Defense Center


Bay Area Legal Aid



Housing & Economic Rights Advocates


East Bay Community Law Center