[CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 2020] — The Housing Rights Center (HRC) joins Los Angeles County Supervisors and leading legal aid organizations in launching Stay Housed L.A., an online resource for the thousands of Los Angeles-area tenants facing eviction during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
Supported by the County of Los Angeles, Stay Housed L.A. County is a network of local community organizations and legal services providers, including the Housing Rights Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Public Counsel, Inner City Law Center, and more. Member organizations collaborate to provide the residents of Los Angeles County with information and resources on tenant rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Los Angeles County Supervisors have responded to the pandemic with important eviction prevention measures; the challenge, however, is to get the information and services to tenants,” said HRC Executive Director Chancela Al-Mansour. “Stay Housed L.A. is a crucial resource hub that will provide easy access to information and streamlined referrals to legal services for tenants facing eviction.”
Tenants can visit www.stayhousedla.org to attend an online educational workshop, connect with a legal services provider, or join a community organization. Resources on the website are available in English and Spanish. Tenants who receive a notice or unlawful detainer are urged to seek legal aid immediately.
For the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency, HRC will continue to offer virtual services to tenants and landlords, including virtual counseling and fair housing workshops. To inquire about services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit HRC online at www.housingrightscenter.org or call us at 1-800-477-5977 (TTY: 213-201-0867). Follow HRC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on housing news.
The Housing Rights Center is a non-profit organization established in 1968 to actively support and promote equal opportunity and freedom of residence to all persons without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, disability, marital status, ancestry, age, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law. The Center engages in activities – including outreach/education, investigation/testing and legal advocacy – to identify barriers to fair housing in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and to help counteract and eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
This material is based on work supported by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under FHIP Grant FPEI186049-01-01. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of HUD.