The Tenants’ Rights Workshop (TRW) is part of the East Bay Community Law Center’s Community Legal Outreach Program. For more than ten years, the Community Legal Outreach (CLO) Program has engaged first-year students to assist low-income communities in Oakland. Each year, CLO students assist more than 1,000 low-income people in need of social and legal services. These connections often result in housing, income, healthcare, and other basic necessities for clients who would otherwise go without.
The Tenants’ Rights Workshop helps protect the legal rights and remedies of tenants in Oakland and Berkeley. During weekly clinics, student interview clients and then work one-on-one with staff attorneys from the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) to provide the client with advice and limited legal services. Issues include habitability, foreclosure, subsidized housing, and evictions. Follow-up work often includes students drafting letters to landlords about the tenants’ housing issues.
Time Commitment: TRW requires a time commitment of approximately 1.5-3 hours per week, or approximately 36 hours per semester. The clinic is every Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at EBCLC. Student members are expected to attend the clinic every week. Trainings coincide with the weekly clinic. No other time commitment is required outside of the weekly clinics.
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