Legal Assistance

Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s legal program is the agency’s oldest program. The program was established in 1980 by UC Hastings Law students who sought to provide Tenderloin residents with legal defenses against evictions and rent increases. Today, the THC Law Office continues to represent low-income tenants, primarily seniors, tenants with disabilities, and minority and immigrant families, in all aspects of landlord-tenant and housing law. 

THC attorneys offer tenants decades of experience, often representing long-term rent-controlled tenants as defendants in unlawful detainer actions, in affirmative lawsuits for wrongful eviction, and to address substandard housing conditions. 

Tenants seeking assistance may contact the THC Law Office at (415) 771-9850 for an intake phone interview to determine if a THC attorney is able to represent you. While THC is unable to represent every tenant seeking assistance, attorneys may be able to provide limited free legal counseling.