Low-income tenants in API communities are particularly vulnerable to unjust evictions, as landlords have resorted to using informal, and often illegal, means of eviction to take advantage of tenants’ cultural and linguistic barriers. API Legal Outreach seeks to keep vulnerable tenants and homeowners in their homes through holistic education and legal services. We also partner with local community-based organizations to host regular housing clinics.
We provide legal consultation and representation in unlawful detainer actions to tenants in need. API Legal Outreach also partners with local organizations to hold free housing clinics.
To assist those impacted by the housing crisis, we provide consumer education and legal assistance. We seek to prevent homelessness and preserve affordable housing through helping homeowners to keep their homes.
Many API individuals and families find it difficult to access legal assistance in obtaining and retaining housing, given the language barriers they face and unequal access to housing-related information. API Legal Outreach seeks to bridge this gap by offering one-on-one legal services and free housing clinics to marginalized, low-income tenants.
Additionally, with the passing of Prop F, all San Francisco tenants have a right to legal counsel when facing eviction.
Though it has been over a decade since the 2008 foreclosure crisis, predatory lending practices are still prevalent and continue to place many low-income communities of color at risk of losing their homes. We provide the following services to homeowners in need:
- Loss mitigation options such as loan modification assistance
- Rescission of Notice of Default
- Prevention of foreclosure sales by filing for temporary injunctions
- Financial literacy trainings and workshops