Who We Are
The California housing crisis is over decades in the making and has only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic with increased threat of evictions, foreclosures, and bankruptcy and rising interest rates.
CA Housing Rights is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing resources to families and individuals experiencing financial difficulties which provides the tools to remain in their home.
Despite declines due to the pandemic, The Los Angeles and Bay Area’s average rent is around $3,000 and the median home sale price is $996,000. People of color are at a higher risk of housing insecurity due to the history of racially targeted policies and widespread discrimination by the government and private sector.
The rate of foreclosures facing African American and Hispanic-Latino communities are growing in historic numbers.
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What We Do
What Our Homeowners Say
Families and individuals appreciate the work and service provided by CA Housing Rights.
I was dealing with a lot of stress at the time, and nothing was going my way. I know that I was behind on my mortgage, but wasn’t sure how much. I received a phone call from CA Housing Rights, and didn’t think much of it. After speaking with one of their specialists, I soon learned a lot more about my situation. CA Housing Rights was able to connect me with a private source of money that covered my missed payments. Just having a rep to talk to was enough to ease my stress, everything else they helped with was icing on the cake!
I inherited a home from my grandmother about 10 years ago. I moved in, but recently lost my job due to downsizing. I was a few months behind on my mortgage and four years behind on my property taxes. The home which was in my family was now in jeopardy of foreclosure. CA Housing Rights coached me on how to talk to my lender and we came to the solution of payment deferral program. They then gave me multiple options to stay in my home, which I chose to sell my home and purchase a duplex in a better neighborhood. I now pay half of what I did before and have a property to pass forward to my future generation.
I didn’t understand my rights as a tenant. They referred me to the Oakland Rent Board as an Oakland Emergency Moratorium was in place, but all CA COVID-19 Rent Relief portals were closed. In the process of finding my rights and relocating to cheaper housing, they asked if I requested a relocation buyout. The specialist at CA Housing Rights calculated a buyout number based off my current rent, past due rent, and new rental value. My previous landlord and I agreed to a $38,000 cashiers check for handing over the keys. Now they are coaching me through my first purchase. Thank you CA Housing Rights!