Tenants’ Rights Workshop

The Tenants’ Rights Workshop helps protect the legal rights and remedies of tenants in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda. During weekly clinics, students 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. EBCLC will ensure this work is able to continue in a convenient virtual manner.  In addition to client-facing work, we will sponsor lunch talks and other events around issues related to the affordable housing crisis in the Bay Area that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also provide optional organizing opportunities for students with partner organizations. 

Supervision: Students in the Tenants’ Rights Workshop provide legal services under the supervision of attorneys at the East Bay Community Law Center.  

Time Commitment: A minimum of three hours per week. 

For more information, please contact the student leaders at trw@berkeley.edu.