Los Angeles

Housing Rights Center of Los Angeles

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) offers an array of services:

1) Housing Discrimination Complaint Investigation

  • HRC investigates allegations of housing discrimination under the fair housing laws
  • Case resolution can include mediation, conciliation, a referral to state and federal administrative agencies, or referral to HRC’s Litigation Department 

2) Landlord-Tenant Counseling (in-person or through hotline)

Eviction Defense Network

The Eviction Defense Network (EDN) is on the frontlines stopping gentrification and displacement in Los Angeles County. We are a nonprofit community organization dedicated to protecting the right to decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing. EDN serves households facing eviction by providing consultations and full representation in eviction court. We:

Laura

You will all love this!
My boyfriend and I moved into the apartment on Doheny 10 years ago. Within 8 months of being there, problems started to arise. First with plumbing, then electricity and we even were hassled for planting a beautiful garden in the back yard (which was previously a heap of garbage)

We chose the apartment because the rent was insanely cheap and it is in an incredible location; hardwood floors, huge and built in the mid 40’s.

Soleil

I am a financial aid student attending UCLA full time and believe me it is tough to save enough money to pay rent every month...not to mention I must also save enough money to pay for food, utilities, books, gasoline, etc. etc BUT on top of trying to save money I must also go to school full time, and work part time which makes it difficult to earn enough when rent is due. In Los Angeles, more specifically Westwood, rent is not cheap. For a two bedroom/two bath apartment prices range from $2300 and up.

Inquilinos Unidos

Inquilinos Unidos (United Tenants) empowers low-income Los Angeles tenants through community organizing, education and advocacy. We also work on legislative efforts, tenant rights training and strategy planning, and class action or taxpayer lawsuits to address the most egregious housing violations.

IU offers Tenant Resource Clinics at its office on Mondays from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, as well as walk-in services on Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Tenants may also call the IU office and leave a message for call-back assistance.

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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved in several areas.

1) Eviction Defense -- We offer eligible clients the following services: Counsel and advice regarding housing issues, regardless whether an eviction is pending; Preparing answers to evictions; Preparing tenants for trial when representing themselves; Representing tenants in court

Coalition for Economic Survival

Grass-roots group organizing renters throughout the Los Angeles area to protect rent control, ensure tenants' rights, preserve affordable housing. Among an impressive list of victories achieved in it 35 year history includes leading the effort to win rent control in the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

Help build power for renters' rights: