Rental assistance is available for City of Los Angeles tenants through the Los Angeles Housing Department. The application is open September 19 – October 2. English 

Los inquilinos de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles pueden acceder a la asistencia para alquileres mediante el Departamento de Vivienda de Los Ángeles. Puede enviar su solicitud entre el 19 de septiembre y el 2 de octubre. Español 

Լոս Անջելես քաղաքի վարձակալների համար հասանելի է Լոս Անջելեսի բնակարանային վարչության կողմից տրամադրվող վարձակալության աջակցություն։ Դիմելու գործընթացը բաց է սեպտեմբերի 19 – հոկտեմբերի 2-ը։ հայերեն 

로스앤젤레스 주택사업부(LAHD)는 로스앤젤레스시 세입자에게 임대료 지원을 제공합니다. 신청 기간은 9월 19일~10월 2일까지입니다. 한국어

洛杉矶租户可向洛杉矶住房部申领租金补助。 9月19日至10月2日开放申请。简体中文 

洛杉磯市租戶可透過洛杉磯房屋局獲得租賃補助。 申請日期:9 月 19 日至 10 月 2 日。繁體中文

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Celebrating Pro Bono Week

October 23rd to 29th is Pro Bono week, an important time to celebrate the pro bono ethic of the community of volunteers that uplift LAFLA’s mission.

Some words from Pro Bono Director, Phong Wong

“Pro bono is essential to the needs of LAFLA and the clients that we serve. LAFLA is grateful to be able to expand our resources to serve more clients by relying on the services of students, attorneys, paralegals, interpreters, social workers, and many others who selflessly dedicate their time to provide free legal assistance to help our community members during their time of need. Volunteer service means that we don’t have to turn more people away when they come knocking at our doors for assistance with basic legal needs to survive in our communities. During National Pro Bono week, we are thanking all of our volunteers who donate thousands of hours of pro bono support each year. 

During October pro bono week, LAFLA collaborated with many partners to help provide a variety of pro bono legal clinics to serve the community. LAFLA also recognizes our staff who have put in the extra mile to not just serve additional clients but provide meaningful opportunities to expose volunteers to the many unmet legal needs of clients that we collectively serve. This year, we have partnered with volunteers to provide pro bono services in so many different areas of law including: naturalization, expungements, housing, domestic violence, eviction defense, school loans discharge, small claims, immigration, and many more. We look forward to continuing to expand our pro bono offerings and work with additional volunteers.

Join LAFLA this fall in defending tenants’ rights and supporting survivors of domestic violence by taking on a case or participating in a clinic. If you are not able to help right away, prepare by watching free housing and eviction trainings and DVRO trainings available on

Volunteers may choose from a variety of short-term opportunities and full-scope cases. LAFLA projects and cases are carefully screened, and ready for a conflicts check. LAFLA also provides each volunteer with an attorney mentor to ensure volunteers have adequate training, sample pleadings, consultation on strategy and procedure, and other resources unique to the needs of a LAFLA pro bono case.” 

The Permanency Project

Over the last decade, the Permanency Project has integrated the efforts of UCI law student volunteers and pro bono Orrick attorneys to work with clients on their applications for Adjustment of Status. LAFLA attorneys in the Domestic Violence / Family Law Workgroups have provided organization and technical support throughout the process, culminating in lawful permanent residency for over 100 clients!  LAFLA attorneys Christine J. Yoon and Nhien N. T. Tran coordinated and provided technical support for this year’s event. 

On the event, Christine remarks that the “Orrick attorneys, led by Don Daybell, have shown amazing commitment to their pro bono clients in the Permanency Project” by going above and beyond the scope of the project. “We appreciate their dedication to their pro bono clients and are so grateful to be collaborating with Orrick and UCI’s volunteer law students.”

Every year more than 1,500 volunteer attorneys, law students, law school graduates, paralegals, undergraduate students, social workers, translators, and dedicated community members play a vital role in expanding LAFLA’s free legal services to vulnerable members of the community. LAFLA is committed to both providing quality services to the community while ensuring that volunteers gain meaningful experience.

If you would like to learn more about pro bono or how to get involved: 

Check out our Pro Bono & Volunteer page for more information.