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Eviction Defense

Tenants are far less likely to fall into homelessness with legal representation. Our Eviction Defense Center helps individuals and families stay in their homes. Our team also upholds the rights of renters to a safe, habitable place to live.

Stay Housed LA County
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is proud to serve tenants as part of Stay Housed LA County, a new initiative to connect tenants with resources about their rights and legal assistance. Tenants who need help can visit www.stayhousedla.org or call (888) 694-0040. 

Eviction/Unlawful Detainer

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles advocates for tenants through eviction defense. We offer eligible clients the following services:

  • Counsel and advice regarding housing issues, regardless of whether an eviction is pending
  • Preparing answers to evictions
  • Preparing tenants for trial when representing themselves
  • Representing tenants in court 

Subsidized Housing Issues 

If you are a Section 8 or public housing tenant who is having problems with the Housing Authority, please call us at 800-399-4529. If you are a tenant with a Section 8 voucher, and you are facing the loss of your voucher, we can help you prepare for your hearing.

If you are a veteran facing the loss of your HUD-VASH housing voucher, we may be able to help

Slum Conditions

LAFLA helps tenants get repairs to their homes by seeking court-ordered repairs in eviction trials. 

Rent Control

LAFLA also assists tenants in protecting their rights under local rent control laws. Read about the City of Los Angeles’ Rent Stabilization Ordinance, also known as rent control. If you live in Santa Monica, read about the City of Santa Monica’s Rent Control Ordinance

Veterans

We also assist military veterans with housing and landlord-tenant problems. View our housing services for veterans.

LAFLA advocates for affordable housing issues. Get more information.

Know Your Rights

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The law changed regarding how long you have to file an answer. It is now five days excluding weekends and court holidays.

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Clinics

IMPORTANT:
Many of our clinics are suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Long Beach Housing Clinic (Via Zoom)

LAFLA and Long Beach Residents Empowered have partnered to bring weekly legal clinics to residents of Long Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will answer your housing questions every Monday from 5-7 p.m. on Zoom via meeting ID: 562-908-0560.

Hours:
Every Monday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.