Service Name: POST-ERAP HOMELESS PREVENTION

Organization Name: CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE, INC.

Location

Location Name: SANTA CRUZ

  • Physical Address: 501 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
  • Mailing Address: 501 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
  • Description: Provide legal assistance to advise and advocate for tenants in matters of tenant rights and the proper way to assert them.RENTAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES Plan and method to pay the rent on a consistent basisProvide education/training e.g., roles, rights, responsibilities of tenant and landlordReview rental agreement, tenant expectations, and CA landlord-tenant handbookDevelop plan for managing keys and how to address unit/room lockoutsAssist in resolving disputes with landlords and/or neighbors, e.g., repayment plansCoach on developing and maintaining key relationships with landlords/property managers to foster successful tenancyAssist tenants with annual housing recertification process or other affordable housing required stepsAddress behavior-related lease violations e.g., noise, illegal activity, guests, and hoardingSupport health and safety visits, including habitability checks, if necessaryHelp prepare and support reasonable accommodation requestsLINKAGE TO RESOURCES Advocate and link tenants with community resources to prevent eviction Assist tenants with public benefits access and maintenance, e.g., SSI advocacy, CalWORKs, CalFresh, etc. Update address and contact information with key agencies e.g., post office, benefits, insurance, etc. Assist tenants in accessing support, when needed, for Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) or similar linkages Link tenants with independent living and life skills supports -budgeting, financial literacy, connection to community resources
  • Website: https://crla.org/
  • Phone(s): (831) 724-2253
  • Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM by telephoneMonday and Thursday walk in hours from 8:30 AM - 12:00 noon; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Eligibility: Under 200% of Federal Poverty LevelUnder age 60 (Over age 60 will be referred to Senior Citizens Legal Services for free legal assistance)Immigration status eligibility depending on circumstances
  • Requirements: None
  • Areas Served:
    • Santa Cruz United States
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