Art by Rosa Jerez
Secure housing is one of the main foundations of our health and well-being, and when we are having issues with our landlords or are facing eviction, it can be one of life’s biggest stressors. At SCTU, we know that these challenges are common for tenants. We are not alone, and together we are stronger.
On our tenants’ rights hotline, we support people in knowing their rights regarding:
Habitability & maintenance issues
Discrimination and retaliation
Organizing to make collective demands
We are a peer-led volunteer group, and we are not lawyers. We do not offer legal advice. Additionally, being that we are a tenants union, we encourage people to unite with their neighbors to organize for change.
Tenants can call, text, or email the hotline and a counselor will get back to you as soon as possible. Tenants Rights Counseling is available in English or Spanish.
HOTLINE OPERATING HOURS
Please note, due to a shortage of counselors, we will be returning calls on Tuesdays and Fridays only.
Please check our Tenant Resources tab for a list of do-it-yourself tenants rights resources.
If you need help writing a letter to your landlord or if you would rather discuss your issue in person, please visit us during our new in-person drop-in hours at Christ Church United Methodist: 1717 Yulupa Ave. Santa Rosa, CA
Our Upcoming Drop In Hours Are:
Sat., Sept. 24th, 2022: 10am to 12pm
Sun., Oct. 2nd, 2022: 2pm to 4pm
Sat., Oct. 8th, 2022: 10am to 12pm
Sun., Oct. 16th, 2022: 2pm to 4pm
If you are in need of more immediate assistance, please contact the housing hotline for Legal Aid of Sonoma County at 707-843-4432