Client Services

What We Do:

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.

Who We Serve:

All low-income, disabled residents of Alameda County are eligible for HAC’s 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.

How to Get Help at HAC

Call or stop by to find out how to become our client.  The Berkeley office number is (510) 540-0878, and the Oakland office number is (510) 836-3260.  You may also email us at

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