Fair Housing & Tenant/Landlord Legal Services

Project Sentinel
Project Sentinel provides fair housing counseling and advocacy for South San Francisco residents. Project Sentinel’s work includes providing fair housing education, enforcement, and dispute resolution in cases of housing discrimination. Additional services include community education and information on mortgage default and delinquency.

626 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 6
Redwood City, CA 94063
Toll Free (888) FAIR-HOUSING
(888) 324-7468
Phone (650) 321-6291
Fax (650) 321-4173

Housing Equality Law Project
Housing Equality Law Project (HELP) is a nonprofit fair housing agency with offices currently in San Francisco and South San Francisco. HELP serves clients across the Bay Area and beyond providing fair housing and landlord-tenant counseling, consulting, investigation, and advocacy services. Services are free of charge to all tenants and housing seekers and most are also free to landlords and housing providers.

180 S. Spruce Ave. # 250
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Ph: (650) 273-8140

Legal Aid of San Mateo County
Legal Aid provides free legal advice and assistance to low-income residents of San Mateo County. The HomeSavers Project helps tenants who are having problems with their landlords. Legal Aid offers legal counseling, advice, and representation in the following areas: evictions, disputes over the condition of the premises, and illegal acts by landlords.

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
The Natalie Lanam Justice Center
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 558-0915

California Tenant/Landlord Guide 2012
California Tenant/Landlord Guide 2012
Additional Resources
Additional resources for landlord / tenant legal matters include:
  • Bay Area Legal Aid - (650) 358-6440
  • Community Legal Services - (650) 326-6440
  • Stanford Community Law Clinic - (650) 475-0560
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
In order to receive annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City is required to certify that it is affirmatively furthering fair housing.  This certification involves three elements:
  1. Completion of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI);
  2. Development of a Fair Housing Action Plan – including actions to over the effects of any impediments identified; and
  3. Maintaining records reflecting the actions taken in response to the analysis.
The City of South San Francisco along with the County of San Mateo and Cities of Daly City, San Mateo, and Redwood City cooperated to prepare an updated joint  Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Analysis of Impediments Technical Appendix

Fair Housing Action Plan