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 Survival’s 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.

Inquilinos Unidos

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 Network’s 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)

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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