Renter Resource Directory

Welcome to the East Bay Rental Housing Association's Renter Resource Directory! If you're a renter, we're thrilled to have you here and hope this resource page can assist you with most of your rental housing needs.   

Our comprehensive resources aim to empower you with valuable information, from understanding your rights as a renter to navigating lease agreements and resolving common issues.

EBRHA is a non-profit rental housing association and its members are rental housing providers, property managers, and industry suppliers.  However, we understand that rental housing can be difficult at times, and we want to ensure that you, our industry's customers, are cared for.   

At EBRHA, we're committed to fostering positive owner-renter relationships. Feel confident and informed as you navigate the rental landscape. Your peaceful, secure rental experience starts here. 

Know Your Housing Rights Fact Sheet
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California - A Guide To Residential Rights and Responsibilities
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California Renter's Guide - Written initially by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Legal Affairs Division and substantially revised by the Department of Real Estate’s Legal Section in 2020 and updated in late 2022

Frequently Asked Questions -

Rentable Renting FAQ - Top 24 Renter Questions Answered

What is Renter Liability Insurance? Protecting yourself while renting

General Overview of Renter's Insurance

What Can a Renter Do About Excessive and Continuous Voice Disturbances

California Rental Housing Pet Laws

Property Owner’s Rights to Enter Rental Property in California

What are Property Harassment Laws in California

Concerned About Eviction?

How to Break Your Current Lease in California

Bay Area Legal Aid - Bay Area Legal Aid provides free civil legal advice, counsel and representation to low-income people living in the Bay Area

Mediation Services:

St. Vincent De Paul - Oakland

Covenant House California - Oakland, Youth Centric

Operation Dignity - Oakland

St. Mary's Center - Oakland

Bay Area Rescue Mission - Richmond

Hospitality House - San Francisco

Hamilton Families - San Francisco

MSC Homeless Shelter - San Francisco

Samaritan House - San Mateo

Love a Child Missions - Bay Point