TENANT SERVICES / TENANT RIGHTS
World / National:
• The Better Homes Fund
"is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to
developing long-term solutions to family homelessness by translating research
and field experience into programs and policies to benefit homeless families."
"On this site we aim to provide links to other groups and information on the laws which affect tenants, information on tenants rights, where to get help, and articles on best practice."
Free referral service for property lawyers, apartments, mediators, renter's insurance and more.
Information about other tenant organizations in the world, about secure tenure, about living and the environment, and about housing and tenant issues in the UN and in the European Union.
• The National Housing Law Project
NHLP is a national housing law and advocacy center.
• National Low Income Housing Coalition
"is dedicated solely to ending America's affordable housing crisis."
• Alabama Arise
"Arise is a coalition of 150 religious, community, and civic groups that promote state policies to improve the lives of low-income people."
"Arizona Tenants Advocates & Association (ATA) provides education, guidance and aggressive advocacy for residential tenants."
"Presented by Carlson Law Office, Glendale, CA."
• Just Cause Oakland
"is a membership-based organization building a powerful voice for Oakland tenants."
• San Francisco Tenants Union
"Since 1971, the SF Tenants Union has been fighting for the rights of
tenants and for the preservation of affordable housing in San Francisco."
• The Tenants Legal Center of San Diego
"A community Law Office located and practicing in San Diego, CA providing important and effective legal assistance, by Attorneys, to residential and commercial tenants."
"TenantRights.Net was born to inform tenants and to stimulate intellectual and social discussion about the concept of land ownership and tenancy."
• Florida Housing Coalition
Offers information, referrals, technical assistance, workshops and publications regarding affordable housing.
• Illinois Tenants Union
Advocacy organization for residential renters in the state of Illinois. Provides counseling and legal information.
• Rights of Tenants in Maine
Tenants' rights information for the state of Maine. Published by Pine Tree Legal Assistance.
• Michigan Tenant Counseling Program
Provides handbooks and brochures about tenants' rights, sample letters, web counseling, phone counseling, community education.
• New Jersey Tenants' Organization
"Since 1969, the NJTO has worked for the enactment of 18 major landlord-tenant laws, which give New Jersey tenants the strongest legal protection in the country."
Offers news, advice and advocacy for tenants from New York and many other states and localities.
Information re: renter's rights, evictions, repairs, noise and
breaking leases for tenants and landlords in Ohio. Operated by
attorneys Eric E. Willison and Andrew Ruzicho.
• Austin Tenants' Council
The Austin Tenants' Council is a resource for tenant-landlord information in the Austin, TX area.
• Texashousing.org - Texas Low Income Housing Information Service