Our Housing & Eviction Defense attorneys seek to create, preserve, and improve decent and safe affordable housing for individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County. We provide a full range of services from eviction defense to complex and multifaceted litigation and public policy strategies. Our attorneys also advocate for the creation and preservation of safe and affordable housing. We often coordinate our services with other legal services programs, non-profits, and community-based organizations to successfully help our clients.
If you are being evicted and have received a summons and complaint with a court case number or if you have any other type of housing problem, including questions about Section 8, please call (800) 399-4529.
For Long Beach Residents, please call (800) 399-4529.
Call Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, (213) 640-3807
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Llame a La Fundación Legal de Los Angeles, (213) 640-3807
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LAFLA operates Self Help Legal Access Centers in Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance. The Centers are walk-in clinics that offer individuals who are representing themselves legal information, assistance in preparing legal forms, guidance on a variety of civil matters, including evictions, divorces and paternity actions, and civil harassment. Referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs are provided as needed.
Our Centers are open on the following days and times.
Long Beach, Torrance, and Santa Monica Center
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
All Centers are closed each Friday afternoon.
1 East Regent St., Room 107
Inglewood, CA 90301
Long Beach Courthouse
275 Magnolia Ave, Room 3101
Long Beach CA 90802
Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main St., Room 210
Santa Monica, CA 90401
825 Maple Ave., Room 160
Torrance, CA 90503
Koreatown Housing Clinic
Legal Aid Foundation
1102 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Day & Hours: Tuesday--6:30-8:30 p.m.
The clinic provides counsel and advice in housing, eviction and consumer matters.
Amidst the threat of Congressional cuts to LSC funding and state cuts to a wide variety of programs for the poor and low-income population, LAFLA reports that its housing & eviction defense caseload has now reached 60 percent of LAFLA’s entire caseload. Three out of every five LAFLA cases now involves protecting, preserving, and assuring quality, affordable housing for its clients.
LAFLA’s increase in housing work is a direct response to the continuing economic crisis affecting Los Angeles residents, who, when faced with evictions, are up against increasingly long odds. The Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles saw nearly 18,000 unlawful detainer cases in 2010. Of the 89 percent of cases already disposed at the time 2010 statistics became available in early February, nearly 46 percent proceeded to a default judgment. This means that in Stanley Mosk alone, 7,300 unrepresented litigants were evicted from their homes without access to even the barest of defenses, without a day in court, and without any appeal for justice on their behalf.