Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
This fact sheet gives information on how tenants can protect their rights when their landlord files an eviction lawsuit. An eviction lawsuit is called an “Unlawful Detainer.” Once a landlord files an “Unlawful Detainer” lawsuit, a tenant can prevent being thrown out of their home by formally responding to the lawsuit and filing documents in court. One way to respond to the lawsuit is to complete and file an “Answer.”
A service animal may be trained by a professional, a friend, a family member, or the person with a disability.
If you have a disability, are experiencing homelessness, and have a service animal, the law enables you to have it with you in public places and in your housing, including in homeless shelters.
This fact sheet discusses the rights of people with disabilities in the Section 8 Voucher Program. Please know that different rules may apply to the Project-Based Section 8 Program.
This pub tells you about your housing rights. It gives you resources to know your rights. It has sample letters to help you get a reasonable accommodation or modification. Accommodations are exceptions to rules and modifications are changes to buildings. It tells you what to do if your landlord will not give you one.
This tells you about your right to have an assistance animal when your housing does not allow pets. Assistance animal means an animal you need lives in your home. It can be a service animal or an emotional support animal. This pub tells you what to do if your landlord will not let you keep your assistance animal and tells you where to get help.
This pub talks about housing rights when people live in a rental apartment, a room and board, or a board and care. The pub explains ways to protect housing rights when evicted. It also explains rights that protect against unsafe living settings.