Keeping Seniors Housed and Living Independently

This past May, Legal Assistance to the Elderly fielded a call about a 92-year-old senior being evicted in San Francisco. […more…]

Legal Assistance to the Elderly

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(415) 757-4507
Executive Director: Laura Slade Chiera


LAE’s mission is to protect and advance the right of San Francisco’s seniors and adults with disabilities to be housed, healthy, financially stable, and safe. When eviction, elder abuse, problems with benefits or creditors threaten, LAE is the lifeline.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

After her husband died, Ana Maria Fernandez’ landlord tried to illegally triple her rent, making it cost more than three times her income. With LAE’s advocacy, she saved her home of 28 years.
“I am really happy and grateful for all that your staff has done for me. I don’t know what I would have done without LAE. I was treated with such kindness and respect. Thank you with all my heart.
Ana Maria Fernandez, Client

Donations Directly Prevent Evictions and Foreclosures

San Francisco spends between $35,000 and $70,000 on homeless services a year for a single unhoused person, 25% of whom are over 50 years old.

At Legal Assistance to the Elderly, a gift of $2,500 covers the expense to represent a senior at risk of homelessness and defend against an eviction. For a gift of $5,000, Legal Assistance to the Elderly can help prevent a home from being foreclosed on. 

For a fraction of what the city will ultimately spend, Legal Assistance to the Elderly can keep a senior who has fallen on hard times inside and housed, preserving the community and empowering seniors with independence and dignity.

Key Supporters

Menorah Park Community
Impact Fund
Bigglesworth Family Foundation
van Loben Sels/RembeRock
Kaiser Foundation
Adobe Employee Fund
Legal Services Funders Network
Wells Fargo Foundation
Tides Foundation
Bank of Marin
Amy Fox & Ulysses Hui
Kathy Pugh & Josh Maddox
Mischelle Mandel & Nancy Conway
Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin
California State Bar Foundation
San Francisco Mayor’s office of
Housing and Community
San Francisco’s Department
of Disability and Aging Services