Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Free and Low Cost Legal Help for People Facing Eviction

The Justice for Tenants Campaign is offering FREE and LOW COST representation by qualified licensed attorney's for people facing eviction in Los Angeles. There are two agencies-- in Lincoln Heights and Westlake-- working to help residents in Council District 1.

Lincoln Heights Housing Rights Clinic is offering legal help at Cafe in the Heights, 3510 N. Broadway, every Wednesday from 6p.m. to 9p.m. No appointment necessary, no one is turned away due to lack of funds and no restrictions on eligibility.

Inquilinos Unidos is holding their low cost representation help at 660 S. Bonnie Brae St., on the second floor, every Wednesday from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Donations are requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. It's walk-in only, first come, first served legal help.

At least 40,000 tenants are evicted in Los Angeles County each year. Studies show that tenants have less than 1% chance of winning when they go to court without a lawyer.

For more information about FREE and LOW COST representation for people facing eviction, please call
(213) 485-0763