Legal aid helps Mr. Huang keep a roof over his head.

Living in San Francisco is very difficult for seniors, like Yu Chu Huang, who rely on public benefits. He rents an in-law unit with his wife in the basement of a building in Chinatown and their only source of income is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Over a 14-year period, Mr. Huang’s landlord increased his rent at a rate beyond the city’s legal limits. Concerned that his SSI would no longer cover his housing costs, Mr. Huang came to Asian Law Caucus (ALC) for help.

ALC took his case before the city’s Rent Board and he prevailed. The Rent Board lowered his monthly rent and awarded him over $12,000 in excess rent payments, which he was able to use as a credit toward future rent owed.

ALC also represented Mr. Huang before the Social Security Administration (SSA) to ensure that the Rent Board judgment would not affect his SSI, which he relies on to cover basic necessities. After several months, the SSA declared that his SSI would not be suspended or reduced. Mr. Huang and his wife are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that thanks to the Asian Law Caucus they can keep their home and remain a part of their community in Chinatown. Donate now to help people like Mr. Huang and his wife obtain critical legal aid.

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