The Homeless Action Center provides free legal assistance with a range of public benefits programs, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medi-Cal, CalWorks, General Assistance (GA), Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance Programs for Immigrants (CAPI). We also provide informal advice and referrals for non-benefits related legal issues.
All low-income, disabled residents of Alameda County are eligible for HACs services. HAC represents individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including Cambodian refugees, previously incarcerated individuals, children in foster care, survivors of domestic violence, and homeless veterans, to name but a few.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00PM)
Closed Tuesday morning: open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Drop-in hours: All day Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; afternoons on Tuesday
- Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday closed
- Saturday closed
- Sunday closed
Mission Statement: People who are homeless are overwhelmingly poor, disabled, ill and marginalized. The Homeless Action Center (HAC) provides no-cost, barrier-free, culturally sensitive legal representation that makes it possible for homeless men and women to access the maze of social safety net programs that provide a pathway out of homelessness. Through HAC’s legal assistance, clients obtain health care, housing, a sustainable income and restored dignity. HAC is the only program in the Bay Area that specializes in legal assistance to those who are chronically homeless.