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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

Inland Valleys Justice Center

Provides free mediation services

21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633

to residents of Los Angeles County

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

 

(818) 346-5280 or (877) 832-9325

 

http://ivjc.org

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Southern California Housing Rights Center

Conducts housing discrimination

in Pasadena

complaint investigations and provides

1-800-477-5977

free landlord/tenant counseling

1-626-791-0211

Website has Frequently Asked Questions

www.hrc-la.org

regarding landlord/tenant issues

Neighborhood Legal Services

For Los Angeles County residents

1-800-433-6251

Offers free legal representation and advice.

http://www.nlsla.org

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

Pomona Courthouse:

Pasadena:

400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor, Pomona

300 E Walnut St. 34d Floor Room 300, Pasadena

Hours: M-Th 8:30-12 and 1:30-4:30   Fri 8:30-12

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

For Covina residents, helps with

1-800-399-4529

domestic violence or immigration questions and

http://www.lafla.org

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.

RESOURCE FOR EVICTION FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT

http://www.publiccounsel.org/tools/materials/files/Resources-for-Tenants-Facing-Eviction-08.15.11.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.