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.
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.
LAFLA helps tenants get repairs to their homes by seeking court-ordered repairs in eviction trials.
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.
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
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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Many of our in-person clinics are suspended due 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.
Every Monday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.