Project Sentinel

Providing Housing Solutions and Community Mediation since 1976

We develop and promote fairness and equality of housing opportunities for all persons and  advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony.

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Project Sentinel's Fair Housing Center provides education and counseling to community members, housing providers, and tenants about fair housing laws. We also investigate complaints and advocate for those who have experienced housing discrimination. 

Need help resolving a conflict? We'll explain what rights and responsibilities you have, contact the person you're in conflict with, and connect you with a mediator.

Did you know?

Project Sentinel is in charge of more than 50  programs to help people with housing issues.

  • New California Rental Housing Laws!

    Rent caps, just cause, and other laws effective statewide 1/1/2020

    Project Sentinel hosted a round table discussion with local city staff and community members at the Redwood City Library Community Room.

    With the passage of this landmark legislation, California created rent cap and just cause protections for a large portion of tenancies. There are a lot of questions in the community and among cities’ staff about what the law is, how it works and what implications there may be. Project Sentinel has gathered a group of representatives from the legislative sector, local city staff, and housing provider and tenant groups to discuss the law and some of these questions.

  • Court Mediation Opportunities!

    Mediating in Small Claims, Civil Harassment and Unlawful Detainer Courts

    We are currently recruiting new volunteer mediators to our Court panel. If you are looking for opportunities to use and improve your mediation skills and are interested in assisting litigants with day-of-court mediations, please get in touch with Tessa Husemann at There are mediation opportunities every day.

  • Rent Watch - Noisy Families

    Dispute resolution program offers support to tenants and landlords facing disputes

    I am a property manager for a large, multi-unit complex. About three months ago, a couple with two children, ages 3 and 7, moved into a first-floor unit in my complex. They seem to be a nice family, and I haven’t had any problems with them. The tenant that lives in the adjoining apartment, a retired 74-year-old tenant who has lived in her unit for 10 years, has made several complaints about this new family.  I know that Fair Housing laws protect families with children from discrimination, and I don’t want to get in trouble by giving the family a notice. What should I do?

  • New Drop-in Clinics for Milpitas Residents

    Drop-in clinics help tenants and landlords make sense of new laws and resolve housing issues

    Project Sentinel and the City of Milpitas are now offering a Drop-in Clinic for Tenants and Landlords on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Milpitas City Hall, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The Clinics will provide individual counseling on any rental housing topics, including rent increases, evictions, repairs, security deposits, roommate problems, emergency rent assistance, mobile home issues, housing discrimination, and affordable housing. Counseling sessions are confidential.

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