Legal resources for housing discrimination

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AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)

ALRP works to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues.

Phone: 415-701-1100, ext. 314


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California

The ACLU may be able to offer legal guidance or representation for matters involving discrimination in housing due to race, gender, ethnic background, religion, disability, or any other basis protected by anti-discrimination laws. 

Phone: 415-621-2488 

Bay Area Legal Aid

Income restrictions apply.

1800 Market Street, 3rd Floor (between Octavia & Laguna)

Phone: 415-982-1300 or 800-551-5554


Eviction Defense Collaborative

Visit in-person for Legal Walk-In Clinics:

1338 Mission Street (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00-11:30 am and 1:00-2:30 pm).


Lawyer Referral & Information Service - Bar Association of San Francisco

You may be able to get free or reduced-cost legal services. This is based on your income and the type of case.

Phone: 415-989-1616


Legal Assistance to the Elderly

We provide services to San Francisco residents age 60 and over, and to people with disabilities.

1663 Mission Street, Suite 225
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: 415-538-3333



National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. NCLR may be able to offer legal advice, referrals, or representation for matters involving discrimination due to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or related issues. 

Legal Help Line: 1-800-528-6257 or 415-392-6257 



Open Door Legal

Limited service area (includes zip codes 94107, 94112, 94124, & 94134)

4622 3rd St., 
San Francisco, CA 94124

Phone: 415-735-4124

To start a case: 


Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC)

Due to limited resources, THC can not represent everyone who seeks assistance. We focus on representing long-term rent controlled tenants. Please call for a phone interview. 

Phone: 415-771-9850 

Last updated May 19, 2022