Since December 2014 La Raza Centro Legal’s new Housing Law Program led by attorney Judith Gallardo has assisted dozens of San Francisco residents in need of legal advice regarding their housing rights. Gentrification, the influx of high-income dwellers into low-income neighborhoods, has become a serious cause of concern in San Francisco. Through legal representation, the Housing Law Program prevents low income tenants from becoming homeless.
Since December, the Housing Law Program has ensured that numerous families stay in their home. In addition, the program has assisted numerous families settle a reasonable move out date and moving expenses. During the first quarter of the year, the total combined settlement amount for those families is more than $100,000.00.
Further, the Housing Law Program has also assisted clients that choose to participate in Buy Out Agreements. One of our clients is to receive $15,000.00 for his voluntary termination of a rent controlled tenancy. The Housing Law Program will continue to assist and represents low income tenants against eviction, thereby, preventing homelessness.
La Raza Centro Legal’s Housing Law Program prides itself in working powerfully with clients to resolve tenant landlord disputes in the most professional and peaceful manner possible to ensure the most effective legal representation possible.