Bay Area Resources
San Francisco Bay Area Internet Guide for Extreme Hoarding Behavior
Clutterers Syndrome or Pack Rat Syndrome
Supported by Peninsula Community Services, Inc



Project Sentinel
Project Sentinel investigates allegations of housing discrimination based on a person's race, religion,
familial status, marital status, gender, disability......
It is a non-profit agency providing services to home
seekers as well as housing providers through counseling, complaint investigation, mediation, conciliation
and education. The services are funded by cities and counties in the greater Bay Area and Central Valley.
All services are free and confidential.  

What is an example of a reasonable accommodation that could assist a person whose
housing is at risk due to hoarding

Hoarding and housing: Part 2, helping the hoard and the hoarder, Feb 13, 2009

Part one


Is your Hoarding Jeopardizing Your Housing?
Bay Area Legal Aid

For legal advice, please call our Legal Advice Line to apply for assistance:

Alameda County – (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County West – (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County East – (925) 219-3325
Marin County – (415) 354-6360
Napa County – (707) 320-6348
San Francisco – (415) 354-6360
San Mateo County – (650) 472-2666
Santa Clara County – (408) 850-7066
Toll-Free – (800) 551-5554

Legal Rights of Hoarders and Clutterers

Elder Law

Adult Protective Services

Bar Association of
San Francisco
Lawyer Referral Service
Access to low fee or free attorneys in eviction
defense cases for 30 day or 3 day notices.
If you receive a summons or complaint (5 day notice),
go immediately to the Eviction Defense Collaborative*
465 California St. #1100

San Francisco

Eviction Defense Collaborative
Client must come in within 5 days, including
weekends, upon receipt of paperwork of the
summons and complaint.
They assist in filing of appropriate papers. 
Walk-in hours daily.
433 South Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area
Provides access to attorneys for those who may have too much
income to qualify for free services but cannot afford a private attorney.
131 Stewart St, #400
San Francisco

Legal Assistance to the Elderly, Inc.
Provides legal assistance to San Francisco
residents 60 and older.
415- 431-8831
433 South Van
San Francisco

Bay Area Legal Aid

2287 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo
Offers free legal services for low-income clients, including help with evictions.

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Sobrato Center
330 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 123
Redwood city CA
800-381-8898 or 650-558-0915
legal advice and counsel on civil matters for low income individuals

San Mateo County Bar Association
333 Bradford St. Redwood City
Lawyer referral service


San Mateo County Superior Court of California lists sources of help and information
on being your own lawyer.


San Mateo County Law Library
Legal resources, self help guides, referrals

San Mateo County Landlord Tenant Mediation Service


San Francisco Department of Human Services, Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance.
Provides information about organizations that can help with evictions.

Senior Legal Hotline
(800) 222-1753
Legal Information and help for elderly persons.

State Bar of California Lawyer Referral Services
1-866-442-2529 or 866-44-CA-LAW

San Francisco Tenants Union
Information about tenants rights in San Francisco.

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Information about tenants’ and landlords’ rights, including evictions and resolving problems.