Immigration Program

Centro Legal operates multiple immigration clinics. Additional information about specific clinics for DACA applicants, unaccompanied minors, migrant families and detained individuals is forthcoming.

General Immigration Clinic

Our drop-in general immigration clinic takes place the third Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at our main office. No appointment is necessary but in order to check on date of the next upcoming general immigration clinic, call (510) 437-1554, email info@centrolegal.org, or stop by our office.

Additional Resources for Newcomers

Please visit our Resources for Unaccompanied Children and Refugee Families Database. The development of this database was made possible through a partnership with Code the Change, a community of science students at Stanford University who are committed to using their skills for social change. Click here to access the database.

Tenants’ Rights Program

Stop displacement, maintaining neighborhoods and stabilizing our communities are very important goals for the Tenants’ Rights Program. We have crafted a program providing several venues for services, with the intention of reducing stress and increasing the availability of quick and effective assistance. Our services are the following:

MONDAY

Who:
Oakland Tenants Only

Where: 
City of Oakland
Housing Resource Center
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 6th FL, Oakland, CA 94612

When:
2:30 PM

Service:
Rapid Housing Questions & Referrals

All tenants arriving by 2:30 PM will receive a brief consultation with a Centro Legal staff member. An attorney will review each tenant’s situation, offer advice, and provide a referral to an extended services appointment, if necessary.

TUESDAY

Who:
Alameda County 
(except Berkeley, Emeryville, and Albany)

Where: 
Centro Legal de la Raza
3022 International Blvd. #410, Oakland, CA 94601

When:
2:30 PM

Service:
Rapid Housing Questions & Referrals

All tenants arriving by 2:30 PM will receive a brief consultation with a Centro Legal staff member. An attorney will review each tenant’s situation, offer advice, and provide a referral to an extended services appointment, if necessary.

THURSDAY

Who:
Alameda County 
(except Berkeley, Emeryville, and Albany)

Where: 
Centro Legal de la Raza
3022 International Blvd. #410, Oakland, CA 94601

When:
9:00 AM

Service:
Rapid Housing Questions & Referrals

All tenants arriving by 9:00 AM will receive a brief consultation with a Centro Legal staff member. An attorney will review each tenant’s situation, offer advice, and provide a referral to an extended services appointment, if necessary.

EVERY 4th FRIDAY

Who:
Hayward Tenants Only

Where: 
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541

When:
9:00 AM

Service:
Hayward Housing Rights Clinic

Know Your Rights Presentations (open to all) followed by attorney consultations for up to six low-income tenants.

EVICTIONS: If you are an Alameda County tenant and have received a Summons for an Unlawful Detainer, or a Sherriff’s Final Notice to Vacate, please immediately call our office at: (510) 437-1554.

NOTE: We cannot assist with disputes between tenants, roommates, or neighbors, or with inter-family issues at any clinic. We can only serve tenants who meet Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Income Limits. Proof of income may be required to receive services.   

Workers’ Rights Program

Centro Legal holds several Workers’ Rights clinics each month. We host a drop-in clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Because capacity is limited, we recommend arriving early. Our other monthly clinics are held in the evenings and are by appointment only. Please call (510) 437-1554, email info@centrolegal.org, or stop by our office to get information about the next clinic.

Visiting Community Clinics

Consumer Protection Clinic

Fights fraud against low-income community members by educating them about their rights as consumers and advocates for victims of unlawful consumer practices. One clinic per week – please call 510.437.1554 for an appointment.

Family Law Clinic

Provides free consultations in our office. Two clinics per month – please call (510) 510.437.1554 for an appointment.

Workers’ Compensation Clinic

Provides free consultations in our office. Two clinics per month – please call (510) 510.437.1554 for an appointment.

Referral Services

If your legal issue does not appear on these pages, Centro Legal may be able to connect you to the appropriate legal service providers. Call 510.437.1554 to learn more.

Policy Advocacy and Impact Litigation

To propose policy advocacy or impact litigation, please write to info@centrolegal.org