Tenants Rights Organizations
Los Angeles Tenants Union
We make our community by defending it. Join the movement.
The Los Angeles Tenants Union is a diverse, tenant-led movement fighting for the human right to housing for all. They demand safe, affordable housing and universal rent control by organizing against landlord harassment, mass evictions, and displacement. The Tenant Union’s mission is to strengthen tenant’s political power through education, advocacy, and direct action.
The best way to get involved in the movement is by attending a local chapter. Locals bring neighbors together to discuss housing issues, organize direct actions and build community.
Join the movement by joining your local LATU chapter! For information on meeting times and locations, click here.
LATU Solidarity Casework Hotline
L.A. Tenants Union offers fast and effective solidarity casework assistance to help tenants. Solving problems before they reach the eviction stage prevents displacement and keeps tenants in their homes! Assistance is available at low cost, with membership included.
Eviction Defense Network
1930 WILSHIRE BLVD, #208, LOS ANGELES 90057
(213) 385-8112 | INFO@EDN.LA | EDN.LA
Eviction Defense Network is a nonprofit network of trial lawyers, advocates and tenants dedicated to defending the right to affordable housing and ensuring access to justice in housing matters to tenants in Los Angeles County.
Contact Eviction Defense Network for FREE legal consultations
Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM–9:00 PM, and Friday 9:00 AM–6:00 PM.
Inner City Law Center
1309 EAST 7TH STREET, LOS ANGELES 90021
(213) 891-2880 | INNERCITYLAW.ORG
Inner City Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles. ICLC promotes access to decent, safe and fully habitable housing for the enormous number of homeless and working-poor families and individuals residing in Los Angeles’ inner city neighborhoods.
Inner City Law Center fights for justice for low-income tenants, working poor families, immigrants, people who are living with HIV/AIDS or are disabled, and veterans.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
FIVE OFFICES IN L.A. COUNTY
(800) 399-4529 | LAFLA.ORG
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 80,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region.
LAFLA has five neighborhood offices in South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Koreatown, Long Beach and Santa Monica.
Unión de Vecinos
346 S. GLESS STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90033
(323) 908-3454 | UNIONDEVECINOS.ORG
Union de Vecinos is an organization of neighborhood committees where low income working families, seniors, and youth come together to SEE the conditions of their neighborhoods, REFLECT on the root causes of these conditions, and ACT to bring about real concrete change.
Union de Vecinos started in 1996 fighting against the demolition of the Pico Aliso public housing projects. Years later they have grown to a Network of Neighborhood Committees promoting economic and environmental justice, civic engagement, preservation of housing, and building healthy and stable community neighborhoods. They do this through community organizing, popular education and direct action. In their model, solutions to a problem are developed by those most affected - community - this is what drives us and is at the heart of our work.
If you are a tenant and need support, please call Union de Vecinos at (323) 908-3454. Please call ahead for an appointment.
People Organized For Westside Renewal (POWER)
235 HILL STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405
(310) 392-9700 | POWER-LA.ORG
People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER) is a membership-based community organizing group. They employ a community organizing strategy based on relationship building and direct action to create meaningful change in the neighborhoods where they work. We start locally, working on issues that matter to people in our communities, such as affordable housing, community safety, and quality education. We then connect our issues to those of our national network, National People's Action (NPA), and we are part of a national movement focused on building an economy that works for everybody, challenging corporate power, and winning increasingly more inclusive and democratic government policies.
Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action (LACCLA)
MEETINGS EVERY SATURDAY AT 4 PM AT CASA DEL MEXICANO (2900 CALLE PEDRO INFANTE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90063)
The Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action (“LACCLA”) is a community-based organization in Los Angeles, California. Our team organizes buildings and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County and beyond to push back against the displacement of low-income residents from their communities. We also provide free legal services where necessary in support of our organizing campaigns. We seek to create an environment where lawyers, organizers, and members of the public collaborate on coherent strategies to sustain healthy, affordable, and united neighborhoods.
Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE)
152 W. 32ND ST, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90007
213-745-9961 | INFO@SAJE.NET
SAJE is a non-profit organization in South Los Angeles. Since 1996 SAJE has been a force for economic justice in our community focusing on tenant rights, healthy housing, and equitable development.
Coalition for Economic Survival
514 SHATTO PLACE, SUITE 270, LOS ANGELES, CA 90020
213-252-4411 | CESINACTION.ORG
Founded in 1973, the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) is a grassroots multi-racial, multi-ethnic non-profit community based organization. CES is dedicated to organizing low and moderate income people to win economic and social justice.
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
3655 S GRAND AVE, SUITE 250, LOS ANGELES CA 90007
213-863-4548 | ACCEINACTION.ORG | LOSANGELES@CALORGANIZE.ORG
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action is a grassroots, member-led, statewide community organization working with more than 10,000 members across California. ACCE is dedicated to raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by neighborhood, to fight for the policies and programs we need to improve our communities and create a brighter future.