Tenant-Landlord Advising Resources

Off-Campus Housing Legal Consultation Services

Access for UCSC students to free legal consultation services related to off-campus, non-UCSC housing issues. more »


California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)


Tenant Sanctuary
Drop-In Counseling Hours Tuesday, Thursday, 5-8 PM, Sunday 11AM-2PM
Legal Clinic, Every Other Wednesday 5PM-8PM
703 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4427


California Rural Legal Assistance
Provides free legal advice for low income tenants
21 Carr Street
(831) 724-2253


Lawyer Referral Service A non-profit which refers an attorney familiar with tenant-landlord law to tenants who do not qualify for California Rural Legal Assistance and to landlords.
(831) 425-4755


Self-Help Center of Santa Cruz County
Provides assistance for residential eviction (Unlawful Detainers), sub-leasing eviction, and Small Claims Court for both tenants and landlords.
(831) 786-7200 (option 4)


Small Claims Court information


California Courts Online Self-Help Center provides information for housing eviction, foreclosure, security deposits, and FAQs concerning these matters.


Santa Cruz County Law Library provides free online full-text pdf access to hundreds of self-help publications. "This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues."


There are mediation services available before you file in Small Claims Court at the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County.  There is also mandatory mediation in court the day of your small claims hearing. More information is available in the flyers below.


UCSC Confidential Counseling Service
Counseling and Psychological Services offers currently enrolled UCSC students counseling for personal, academic, social, or family concerns.
(831) 459-2628
Monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00


Slug Support and Basic Needs:

Support with basic needs such as homelessness, food, financial support, or getting connected to campus resources. A student need not be in crisis, but would benefit from additional support and resources.