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 RESOURCES FOR LANDLORD TENANT DISPUTES

 RENTERS’ AND LANDLORDS’ RIGHTS BOOKLET: “California Tenants”

 download from web (on California Department of Consumer Affairs web page) http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdf

 

ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ASSIST WITH LEGAL QUESTIONS

 

InstITUTE FOR MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING & eDUCATION SERVICES (imces)

3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2000

Los Angeles, CA  90010

(213) 381-1250

www.imces.org

Provides legal assistance including eviction services, immigration services, family protection from domestic or other forms of violence, child support orders, custody and visitation.  Available to  low-income individuals and families who are residents of Supervisorial District 5.

 

Southern California Housing Rights Center

in Pasadena

1-800-477-5977

1-626-791-0211

www.hrc-la.org

Conducts housing discrimination complaint investigations and provides free landlord/tenant counseling Website has Frequently Asked Questions

regarding landlord/tenant issues

 

Neighborhood Legal Services

9354 Telstar Avenue

El Monte, CA  91731

1-800-433-6251

http://www.nlsla.org

For Covina residents Offers free legal representation and advice related to family law, housing, health care, employment, etc. 

Local Self-Help Offices (see more on their website)

Pomona Courthouse:    400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor, Pomona

Hours M-Th 8:30-noon and 1:30-4:30; Fri 8:30-noon

Pasadena Courthouse:  300 E Walnut St. 3rd Floor Room 300, Pasadena

Hours: M-Th 8:00-4   Fri 8:00-noon

 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

1-800-399-4529

http://www.lafla.org

For Covina residents, helps with domestic violence or immigration questions and deportation issues. The self-help legal access centers in Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance are available to all. See their website for more information

 

CENTER FOR CIVIC MEDIATION

http://centerforcivicmediation.org

(213) 896-6533

Provides mediation services


RESOURCE FOR EVICTION FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT

http://www.publiccounsel.org/tools/assets/files/0556.pdf

This booklet (download from web) contains general information for tenants who lost or are about to lose their homes due to loss of income. Includes:

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants
  • Notice of eviction for nonpayment of rent
  • How to answer an eviction notice
  • Notice of rent increases
  • What to do if tenants fall behind in rent
  • Process Eviction (Unlawful Detainers)
  • How to get free legal help
  • Things to do if tenants are evicted
  • What tenants can do to end homelessness
  • Help with food, shelter, money.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE - SECTION 8

The Section 8 program for the Covina area is run through the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles . For more information, you may contact them at (626) 262-4510 or www.hacola.org.