Discrimination

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)

Scott

Skyline Realty/CitiApartments is one of the largest residential landlords in San Francisco. They have a long record of intimidation of tenants, failure to fix building code violations, and many other illegal activities. (See www.citistop.org for an overview, including links to media coverage.)

Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of the greatest number of low-income people throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties. 

We are able to provide assistance in the following areas. Contact us to learn more about how we can help with:

Mary Luz

I experienced discrimination in housing because of my family size and my daughter's and my own disability. I also had problems with mold in my apartment that the landlord didn't want to take care of. Tenant Organizing is important because people need to know what their rights are and to learn how to keep their housing. Through my circumstances I learned how to fight back and educate my neighbors to defend their rights and go to the right agencies before they lose their housing.

Lea

Some years ago my partner and I rented part of a rent-controlled house in Berkeley. We were good tenants - always paid on time and did improvements on the yard. Our landlord was friendly at first, but then threatened us with eviction when I became pregnant with our second child. He said that we had "agreed we wouldn't have children" when we moved in. He repeatedly harassed us for months and entered the house without notification or permission while I was on bedrest to avoid a miscarriage. Among other things, he threatened to evict us if I didn't smile at him when I saw him!

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 Services of Northern California

LSNC is a federal, state and local-funded legal services program providing civil representation to low-income clients in 23 counties in Northern California. 

Housing priorities address: Assisting clients with the creation and preservation of low-income housing, tenants rights, evictions and lock outs, foreclosures, quality of housing, mobile homes, mitigation of homelessness, termination of utilities, unsafe housing, and lost of shelter because of natural disasters.

Contact your local LSNC office for more information about our services available in your area:

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