Bay Area Legal Aid

Address

1025 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

(510) 250-5270

http://www.baylegal.org

Description:

Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law issues include temporary restraining orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

June 26, 2019

Address Listings

Mailing

1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Physical (Primary)

1025 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

Contacts

Haydee Alfonso

Primary Contact

General Counsel and Managing Attorney

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(510) 250-5270

Backdoor Number

(510) 233-9954

Fax

(510) 236-6846

Toll Free

(800) 551-5554

Accessibility:

Handicap Accessible

Description

Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

Hours

Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

Required Documents

Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

Eligibility

Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

Fees

None

Intake Procedure

Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

Languages

English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

Service Area

Contra Costa County

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • California
    • Contra Costa County

    Telephone Numbers

    Number:
    510-250-5270
    Name:
    Main Number
    Number:
    800-551-5554
    Name:
    Toll Free
    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3000.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

    Description

    Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

    Hours

    Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

    Required Documents

    Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

    Eligibility

    Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

    Fees

    None

    Intake Procedure

    Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

    Languages

    English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

    Service Area

    Contra Costa County

    Geography Served

      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

    • California
      • Contra Costa County

      Telephone Numbers

      Number:
      510-250-5270
      Name:
      Main Number
      Number:
      800-551-5554
      Name:
      Toll Free
      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3000.1640) and related services within the Service Tree.

      Description

      Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

      Hours

      Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

      Required Documents

      Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

      Eligibility

      Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

      Fees

      None

      Intake Procedure

      Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

      Languages

      English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

      Service Area

      Contra Costa County

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

      • California
        • Contra Costa County

        Telephone Numbers

        Number:
        510-250-5270
        Name:
        Main Number
        Number:
        800-551-5554
        Name:
        Toll Free
        Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-3000.1750) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

        Hours

        Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

        Required Documents

        Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

        Eligibility

        Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

        Fees

        None

        Intake Procedure

        Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

        Languages

        English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

        Service Area

        Contra Costa County

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

        • California
          • Contra Costa County

          Telephone Numbers

          Number:
          510-250-5270
          Name:
          Main Number
          Number:
          800-551-5554
          Name:
          Toll Free
          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-4500.1800) and related services within the Service Tree.

          Description

          Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

          Hours

          Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

          Required Documents

          Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

          Eligibility

          Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

          Fees

          None

          Intake Procedure

          Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

          Languages

          English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

          Service Area

          Contra Costa County

          Geography Served

            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

          • California
            • Contra Costa County

            Telephone Numbers

            Number:
            510-250-5270
            Name:
            Main Number
            Number:
            800-551-5554
            Name:
            Toll Free
            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-1800.3000) and related services within the Service Tree.

            Description

            Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

            Hours

            Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

            Required Documents

            Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

            Eligibility

            Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

            Fees

            None

            Intake Procedure

            Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

            Languages

            English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

            Service Area

            Contra Costa County

            Geography Served

              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

            • California
              • Contra Costa County

              Telephone Numbers

              Number:
              510-250-5270
              Name:
              Main Number
              Number:
              800-551-5554
              Name:
              Toll Free
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FP-4000) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Description

              Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

              Hours

              Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

              Required Documents

              Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

              Eligibility

              Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

              Fees

              None

              Intake Procedure

              Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

              Languages

              English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

              Service Area

              Contra Costa County

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

              • California
                • Contra Costa County

                Telephone Numbers

                Number:
                510-250-5270
                Name:
                Main Number
                Number:
                800-551-5554
                Name:
                Toll Free
                Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TJ-3200.4500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                Description

                Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

                Hours

                Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

                Required Documents

                Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

                Eligibility

                Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

                Fees

                None

                Intake Procedure

                Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

                Languages

                English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

                Service Area

                Contra Costa County

                Geography Served

                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                • California
                  • Contra Costa County

                  Telephone Numbers

                  Number:
                  510-250-5270
                  Name:
                  Main Number
                  Number:
                  800-551-5554
                  Name:
                  Toll Free
                  Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-6940.1900-850) and related services within the Service Tree.

                  Description

                  Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

                  Hours

                  Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

                  Required Documents

                  Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

                  Eligibility

                  Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

                  Fees

                  None

                  Intake Procedure

                  Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

                  Languages

                  English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

                  Service Area

                  Contra Costa County

                  Geography Served

                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                  • California
                    • Contra Costa County

                    Telephone Numbers

                    Number:
                    510-250-5270
                    Name:
                    Main Number
                    Number:
                    800-551-5554
                    Name:
                    Toll Free
                    Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-4500.8550) and related services within the Service Tree.

                    Description

                    Provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income individuals in four areas: Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law for survivors of domestic violence and Consumer. Housing issues include: public, subsidized (including Section 8 and other HUD subsidized projects) and private housing, fair housing and housing discrimination, housing conditions, rent control, eviction defense, lock-outs and utility shutoffs, residential hotels. Family law for survivors of domestic violence issues include temporary Restraining Orders (TROs), divorce, legal separation or annulments, child or spousal support, custody and visitation orders, battered spouse waivers, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) enforcement, immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors. Public benefits issues include CalWORKs, SSDI (Social Security Disability Benefits), SSI, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Food Stamps, GA, and other county-specific programs. Bay Area Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters.

                    Hours

                    Legal Advice Line: Monday and Thursday, 9:30-3pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30-1pm; Office: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (closed 12-1pm)

                    Required Documents

                    Bring all relevant papers to the appointment including proof of income or other financial documents, any documents related the problem, including notices or court papers, any other information that may be relevant or helpful to show to an attorney

                    Eligibility

                    Contra Costa County resident; does not serve landlords. Does not serve undocumented individuals with legal advice unless the client is a domestic violence or sexual assault victim.

                    Fees

                    None

                    Intake Procedure

                    Call legal advice line for an appointment; no walk-ins accepted, extensive resource information available in the lobby when reception is closed.

                    Languages

                    English and Spanish, phone interpreters may be available for other languages.

                    Service Area

                    Contra Costa County

                    Geography Served

                      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                    • California
                      • Contra Costa County

                      Telephone Numbers

                      Number:
                      510-250-5270
                      Name:
                      Main Number
                      Number:
                      800-551-5554
                      Name:
                      Toll Free
                      Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (FT-1000.9500) and related services within the Service Tree.

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