Bet Tzedek Legal Service
Provides free legal assistance to low-income Angelenos, including seniors and the disabled. Counselors write letters, give advice and occasionally file suit on behalf of tenants. No walk-ins. Call for an appointment. 145 S. Fairfax Ave., Suite 200, Los Angeles; (323) 939-0506.
Community Legal Services
Gives free legal advice over the phone for residents of Lynwood, Compton, Maywood, Southgate and parts of Carson. Must qualify as low-income. 725 W. Rosecrans Ave., Compton. Phone appointments only: (800) 834-5001.
Coalition for Economic Survivals Tenants Rights Legal Clinic
A good service for those who are not quite low-income but who lack the extra dough to hire an attorney. Twice a week counselors dispense advice, write letters, organize evidence and tell people how to settle out of court. Donations requested, but no one is turned away due to lack of funds. 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 656-4410.
Eviction Defense Network
Provides free classroom assistance in Spanish and English for those who have already received eviction notices. Classes are every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 3655 S. Grand Ave., Suite 250, Los Angeles; (213) 385-8112.
Inner City Law Center
Offers free bilingual legal advice on housing issues and government benefits at the Wiengart Access Center. No unlawful detainers. They also write letters and make telephone calls on behalf of the tenants. 506 S. Main St., Los Angeles; (213) 833-5024.
Gives free bilingual counsel, referral and advice to tenants. No responses to eviction actions. No income limits. 2845 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles; (213) 483-7497.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Assists low-income legal citizens who need help filling out papers, and occasional take on legal cases. No walk-ins. Call for appointment: (323) 801-7991.
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Offers free legal assistance to low-income residents of East, Northeast and Southeast L.A. No walk-ins. Call for an appointment. 1241 S. Soto St., No. 102, Los Angeles; (323) 980-3500.
Los Angeles Community Action Networks Legal Clinic
Files complaints against illegal practices at for-profit hotels on Skid Row and dispenses advice on tenant-related issues to those living around the community. 456 S. Main St., Los Angeles; (213) 228-0024.
Neighborhood Legal Services
Provides free legal assistance to low-income Angelenos living in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, Pomona, Santa Clarita, San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank. 13327 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. No walk-ins. Call for an appointment: (800) 433-6251.
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