The Housing Team consists of attorneys and paralegals that assist and advise tenants in Fresno, Merced, Tulare, Kings, Mariposa, and Tuolumne counties.  CCLS' main focus within housing is on residential Landlord-Tenant issues.  Due to the imminent nature of landlord-tenant defense, CCLS prioritizes our resources on keeping families and individuals in their homes by avoiding eviction.  This can be accomplished through several methods, including but not limited to education on tenant rights and responsibilities, negotiation and representation.

Housing Information for Tenants

Do You Know Your Rights As a Renter?


Repair and Deduct Remedy

Eviction - The Unlawful Detainer Process

When Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

Security Deposit

Free Self-Help Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) Legal Clinic: Tuesday/Thursday: Fresno Superior Court

Eviction Self-Help: CA Superior Court Webstie

CA Courts Self-Help Video Center

Please check our Youtube page to view informational powerpoints on Tenants' Rights.