Housing / Landlord / Tenant

If you are a military veteran that needs legal assistance in the area of Housing / Landlord / Tenant, you may contact one of the listed legal resources.

The Orange County Bar Association assumes no responsibility for the legal service providers which appear on this list.

  • Veterans Legal Institute
    Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members so to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. VLI also advocates on behalf of its clients by providing community education and policy advocacy in an effort to increase awareness, resources, and overall protections to current and former members of the US military.
  • Veterans First
    Veterans First provides services exclusively to homeless and at-risk veterans. Programs include transitional and rapid re-housing, meals, case management, life skills, mental health counseling, benefits counseling, transportation, legal counseling, job training, and employment placement assistance.
  • Orange County Department of Veteran Services
    OC Veteran Service Center is located in Santa Ana and assists veterans with claims, homelessness, and access to state and federal healthcare and compensation and pension benefits. The OC Veteran Service Center also assist veterans with criminal and benefit matters and can help veterans get in touch with the key players at the VA Long Beach and the Orange County Veteran Court. Under penal code 1170.9 veteran court and alternative sentencing there is no longer a combat requirement as of 2013.

    Contact: 1-855-886-5400 then ask for Veteran Service Department of Orange County.
    They take appointments and walk in's M-F 9-4:30.
  • Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic - Fullerton
    The Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic provides legal services at not cost to Veterans or their families. We not only help Veterans with Veterans Pension and Aid and Attendance, but we also help Veterans with claims for Service Connected Disability, benefits related to Agent Orange Exposure, PTSD and TBI. Discharge upgrades, Educational Benefits, and paperwork for VA Home Loans
  • Public Law Center
    To meet the legal needs of the growing veteran population, PLC created an outreach effort to military veterans called Operation Veterans Re-Entry. This program is dedicated to providing Orange County veterans and their families with free legal assistance to facilitate their re-entry into civilian life, including those who are homeless.
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
    The mission of Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in southeast Los Angeles County is to provide civil legal services to low-income individuals and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help services, in-depth legal representation, economic development and community education.
  • The University of California, Irvine - School of Law Veterans Clinic
    The UCI Veterans Clinic connects members of the armed services in Southern California with meaningful legal services and educates the local community on veterans? issues. The clinic?s goal is to create a cohesive network of experienced providers of veterans services, making UCI Law one of the premiere institutions for veterans? benefits claims and discharge upgrades.
  • County of Orange
    Get more information on veterans' exemptions applying any property owned by a veteran and disabled veterans' exemptions that apply to the home of a person injured in military service. Exemption applications are due February 15, or on or before the 30th day following the date of Notice of Supplemental Assessment, whichever comes first. Late applications filed up to December 10 may receive a percentage of the allowable exemption amount.
  • Public Counsel - Center for Veterans' Advancement
    Public Counsel's Center for Veterans' Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families. CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans. CVA also manages legal clinics, including one of the largest pro bono advocacy programs in the United States.
  • Inner City Law Center
    ICLC?s Homeless Veterans Project specializes in psychological trauma claims, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) arising from combat or Military Sexual Trauma (MST). If you are a veteran and need assistance with obtaining compensation, health care, or other benefits from the Veterans Administration, please attend one of our clinics at the following locations.


Orange County Bar Association
P.O. Box 6130, Newport Beach, CA 92658
949 440 6700 • info@ocbar.org