The unemployment rate for Los Angeles County in June 2020 was 19.5% (before reopening businesses were forced to close again).
Nearly 1.4 million renter households in California could be served with eviction papers over the next several months.
Calls to Los Angeles County’s domestic violence hotline have more than doubled since the start of the pandemic.
More than ever, people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles need civil legal help: Many have lost their jobs and can no longer pay their rent; others need help obtaining benefits such as unemployment insurance. Many are sheltering in place with an abusive partner, and do not know how to safely escape. Others are too scared to seek medical treatment because of their immigration status.
Support LAFLA today and help us meet the needs of our vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond – as the impacts of the pandemic are not only immediate but also far-reaching. Help us ensure those living in poverty can navigate the complex legal system, defend their rights, and stay safe and healthy.