San Diego, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for California

Q: If I'm being given temporary shelter in the form of a tent, at a city funded homeless site; can they exitme at any time?

Is there some reasonable amount of time that they by law have to give me? Since I have resided here for over 6 months?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under California law, the rules governing city-funded homeless sites, including those offering temporary shelter like tents, can vary depending on the specific regulations of the city or the entity operating the shelter. Generally, these sites have their own set of rules and guidelines, which often include conditions for stay and the circumstances under which someone can be asked to leave.

If you have been residing at such a site for over six months, it's important to understand that these arrangements are typically considered temporary. The site operators usually retain the right to ask residents to leave, often with some notice, but the exact duration of this notice can vary. There isn't a statewide law in California that specifies a minimum notice period for residents in temporary homeless shelters.

It is advisable to review the terms and conditions you agreed to when you first started residing at the site. If there are concerns about being asked to leave without reasonable notice, you might want to discuss your situation with a legal advisor who can provide guidance based on the specific rules of the shelter and local laws. Remember, each situation is unique, and understanding your rights in this context is crucial.

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