Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bay Area, Silicon Valley Help or Resources for distressed Homeowners in Northern California



Help or Resources for distressed Homeowners in Northern California.


By Ruth & Perry Mistry | Agent in 95030 408-656-5343

Northern California

Asian Law Alliance (ALA)

Assistance: Foreclosure Prevention in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Spanish
Location: San Jose
Website: www.asianlawalliance.org
Phone: (408) 287-9710
Services: ALA provides self-help materials, legal counseling, and legal representation focusing on the Asian and Pacific Islander communities of Santa Clara County. There are no income guidelines for legal consultations, but there are income limits for legal representation cases. Clients must be 50% or below San Jose Median Income. Representation cases include housing matters.


Bay Area Legal Aid

Assistance: Foreclosure
Location: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties
Website: www.baylegal.org/client-services/housing-preservation/
Services:

Housing attorneys offer assistance to low-income Bay Area residents on housing matters including foreclosures. Individuals experiencing a housing problem should call the Legal Advice Line that is within their area code. For the Legal Asdvice Hotlines, click here: http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/housing-preservation/legal-advice-hotline.


Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto

Assistance: Foreclosure and Loan Scams in English and Spanish
Location: East Palo Alto
Website: http://www.clsepa.org
Phone: (650) 326-6440
Email: info@clsepa.org
Services:

CLSEPA provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and surrounding communities. The organization’s Anti-Predatory Lending Initiative protects against predatory lending, loan modification scams, unlawful detainers, and other post-foreclosure issues. To schedule an appointment, homeowners can call or email the office.


Law Foundation of Silicon Valley - Fair Housing Law Project

Assistance: Foreclosure and Loan Scams in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Spanish
Website: http://www.lawfoundation.org/
Phone: (408) 293-4790
Services:

The Law Foundation provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need. There is no income restriction and citizenship is not required. The Fair Housing Project's four attorneys offer assistance on predatory lending and related loan modification scam matters.


Legal Aid of Marin

Assistance: Foreclosure Prevention in English and Spanish
Location: San Rafael
Website: www.legalaidmarin.org
Phone: (415) 492-0230
Email: info@legalaidmarin.org
Services: Legal Aid of Marin provides legal representation and advocacy, information, referral, advice, community education, and other assistance to low-income and older adult residents of Marin County. In particular, the organization assists with problems related to housing, contracts, credit and consumer cases, and a variety of other civil legal issues.


Legal Aid of Napa Valley

Assistance: Foreclosure in English and Spanish
Location: Napa
Website: www.legalaidnapa.org
Phone: (707) 259-0579
Services: Legal Aid of Napa Valley provides free bilingual legal assistance to seniors, immigrants, and low-income residents of Napa County. The attorneys offer a legal services program for seniors and those at risk of becoming homeless. In addition, the group holds legal advice clinics regularly at locations throughout Napa County. People seeking legal advice may attend a clinic to consult with a legal advocate free of charge. Interested individuals should contact Legal Aid before attending a clinic to confirm the time and place of the clinic and to schedule an appointment.


Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)

Assistance: Foreclosure to San Francisco residents age 60 and older and younger disabled adults in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Location: San Francisco
Phone: (415) 538-3333
Email: info@laesf.org
Services: LAE provides free legal services, including advice and representation, to San Francisco residents age 60 and over and to younger disabled adults.


Legal Services of Northern California

Assistance: Foreclosure and Loan Scams in English and Spanish
Location: Auburn, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Sacramento, Vallejo, Ukiah, Woodland
Website: www.lsnc.net
Phone: Auburn (530) 823-7560, Chico (530) 345-9491, Eureka (707) 445-0866, Redding (530) 241-3565, Sacramento (916) 551-2150, Vallejo (707) 643-0054, Ukiah (707) 462-1471 or (877) 529-7700, Woodland (530) 662-1065
Services: This organization provides a broad range of civil legal services to low-income residents in the Counties of Sacramento, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Tehama, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Solano, Lake, Mendocino, and Yolo. The office has broad priorities, which includes housing matters such as foreclosure.


Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley

Assistance: Foreclosure in English, Spanish, and Russian
Location: San Jose
Website: www.probonoproject.org
Phone: (408) 998-5298
Email: info@probonoproject.org
Services: The Pro Bono Project handles civil cases for low-income (125% of the Federal Poverty Level) citizens of Santa Clara County. The organization also provides self-help materials and a pro se legal clinic.


Project Sentinel

Assistance: Foreclosure and Housing Counseling in English and Mandarin
Location: Throughout California
Website: www.housing.org
Phone: (408) 720-9888 or (888) 331-3332
Email: info@housing.org
Services: Project Sentinel helps homeowners protect against foreclosure and predatory lending practices. The agency also provides reverse mortgage counseling for seniors. It further offers a free mediation program for all community disputes in the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale. Project Sentinel does not provide legal representation in court.


Senior Law Project Inc.

Assistance: Foreclosure
Location: Lakeport
Phone: (707) 263-4703 or 800-260-4703
Email: seniorlaw@pacific.net
Services: The Senior Law Project, Inc. provides free legal services to elderly residents (age 60 and over) of Lake and Mendocino counties. Counseling and representation are provided in the following areas: elder abuse, public benefits (health, income and supportive services), housing rights, consumer protection and debt. The Project delivers services through telephone consultations, in-person consultations both at the Senior Law Project office and at clients' homes or placement locations.


Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco (VLSP)

Assistance: Foreclosure and Consumer in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish
Location: San Francisco
Website: http://www.sfbar.org/volunteer/index.aspx
Phone: (415) 989-1616
Email: vlsp@sfbar.org
Services: VLSP provides a no-fee, pro bono panel system in most areas of civil law. Clients must be at poverty level guidelines or lower. All intakes are done over the phone; clients can call during open intake hours. VLSP matches clients with pro bono private attorneys through the Program, or schedules clients for one of our clinics staffed by pro bono private attorneys. All clients and cases are handled on an appointment basis. Individuals can also contact the group by attending a clinic at the San Francisco Public Library, Hastings College of the Law, 198 McAllister Street, 1st Floor (at Hyde Street), Louis B. Mayer Lounge on the 2ND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH. On the LAST Saturday of each month, go to Providence Baptist Church, 1601 McKinnon Ave. at Mendell St., at 12:00 p.m.

Source: http://www.preventloanscams.org

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