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Governmental Sites


Register To Vote

Official Government Site for Voter Registration for the State of California.

Find Out Who Your Elected Representative Is
Official Government Site for Los Angeles County Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk.

Federal Sites

White House
Official Website of the White House.

U.S. Senate
Official Website of the United States Senate.

U.S. House of Representatives
Official Website of the United States House of Representatives.

Guide to Contacting Congress
Find your member of Congress and learn how to contact him or her.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet Maintained by the U.S. Library of Congress
Official site of the United States Library of Congress making legislative information available to the public.

State Sites

California State Page
Official Website of the State of California.

California Housing and Community Development Department
Official Website of the California Housing and Community Development Department.

California State Senate
Official Website of the California State Senate.

California State Assembly
Official Website of the California State Assembly.

FindLaw California
Site for providing resources for finding legal information, such as cases and codes.

California State Assembly and Senate Bill Look Up
Area within the official State Assembly website allowing YOU to input your views and opinions of bills.  Input will be delivered directly to the bill's author.

Local Sites

Los Angeles County Home Page
Official Website for the County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Home Page
Official Website for the City of Los Angeles

West Hollywood Home Page
Official Website for the City of West Hollywood

 

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Government Housing Sites


Department of Housing and Urban Development
Official Site of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency. It provides the largest stock of affordable housing in Los Angeles and is one of the nation's leading public housing authorities. It is also one of the oldest, providing quality housing options and supportive services to the citizens of Los Angeles since 1938.

California Housing and Community Development
Official site of the California Department of Housing and Community Development.  Provides leadership, policies and programs to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians.

Fair Housing Organization Combating Housing Discrimination
The HRC mission is to actively support and promote fair housing through education and advocacy to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law.

L.A. County Department of Health Services
Official Website of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, whose mission is to improve health for the people of Los Angeles county.

Los Angeles Housing Department
Official Website of the Housing Department of the City of Los Angeles.

County of Los Angeles Housing Authority
The County of Los Angeles Housing Authority empowers families by providing clean, safe and decent affordable housing for low-income families, seniors and disabled persons.

Rent Stabilization

Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance
The Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) is to protect tenants from excessive rent increases, while at the same time allowing landlords a reasonable return on their investments.

West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Comprehensive information about the West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Ordinance from the official website of the city of West Hollywood.

Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Information about the Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Ordinance from the official website of the city of Beverly Hills.

San Francisco Rent Board
The San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board implements the San Francisco Rent Ordinance.

Santa Monica Rent Control
Information about rent control from the official website of the city of Santa Monica.

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
Information about rent stabilization from the official website of the city of Berkeley.

New York City Rent Stabilization Board
Information about rent stabilization from the official website of the city of New York.

 

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Tenants' Rights & Affordable Housing Organizations

National

National Alliance of HUD Tenants
A multi-cultural, tenant-controlled alliance of tenant organizations in privately-owned, multifamily HUD-assisted housing.  CES is an associate member of NAHT.

National Housing Law Project
National housing law and advocacy center.

National Low Income Housing Coalition
National advocacy organization dedicated solely to ending America 's affordable housing crisis.

National Housing Trust
National nonprofit engaged in housing preservation through real estate development, lending, and public policy initiatives.

California

Tenants Together
A statewide renters' rights organization, which includes CES, dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing.

List and Links to California Tenant & Affordable Housing Organizations

California Housing Law Project
Provides information on housing issues that are before the California Legislature and various administrative agencies.

California Housing Partnership Corporation
A private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping government and nonprofit housing agencies preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing.

Southern California Association of Non- Profit Housing
An organization of mainly non-profit housing developers which supports the production, preservation and management of homes affordable to low-income households.

Santa Monicans for Renters Rights
SMRR provides leadership on a wide range of issues and projects, including the restoration of the Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade revitalization, cleanup of the Pico Kenter storm drain, and the development of the Arts Commission, which is making Santa Monica a center for the arts. SMRR elected officials have helped enact programs that provide more than 400 new units of low and moderate income housing and have rehabilitated over 200 such units.

Golden State Mobilehome Owners League
Statewide organization representing mobile and manufactured home owners.

San Francisco Tenants Union
Fighting for tenants' rights in San Fransisco since 1970.

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
Assisting renters in San Fransisco since 1979.

Coalition of Mobilehome Owners - California
A statewide advocacy group for owners of mobile and manufactured homes.

Healthy Homes Collaborative
An association of community based organizations, which includes CES, committed to eliminating environmental health threats in homes and communities and to building a health care system that respects, protects, and promotes the right to health of children, individuals and families.

 

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Legal Assistance

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
L.A.'s frontline law firm for low-income people, promoting access to justice, strengthening communities, combating discrimination and effecting systemic change through representation, advocacy, and community education.

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Since 1965, NLS-LA has provided free legal services to low-income residents in Los Angeles county.

Los Angeles Housing Law Project
The Los Angeles Housing Law Project (LAHLP) is a non-profit organization founded in May 1997, by former legal aid housing advocates to address the unmet needs of low–income and undocumented tenants seeking quality and comprehensive legal services in housing related matters.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Bet Tzedek is a premier legal services foundation, providing assistance for the most vulnerable members of the community.

Housing Rights Center of Los Angeles
Providing education and advocacy services in the greater Los Angeles area to promote fair housing.

Eviction Defense Network
The Eviction Defense Network is a 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.

Tenants Legal Center of San Diego
Information and Assistance Resource for Tenants in San Diego.

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Since 1973, the LACLJ has provided legal representation, education and advocacy to low-income residents in order to improve their fundamental living conditions and to empower them to achieve self-sufficiency.

Inner City Law Center
The Inner City Law Center (ICLC) serves tenants living in slum housing conditions and the homeless population on L.A.'s Skid Row.

 

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HUD Links

HUD's Multifamily Housing
HUD's Multifamily programs provide mortgage insurance to HUD- approved lenders to facilitate the construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and refinancing of multifamily housing projects and healthcare facilities.

HUDCLIPS
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Client Information and Policy System - Your online resource for forms, handbooks, policies and other related information.

Multifamily Assistance and Section 8 Contracts Database
This database was created to provide HUD partners/clients with a way of measuring the potential impact of expiring project-based subsidy contracts in their communities.

Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Book

Office of Multifamily Housing Programs
Responsible for the overall management, development, direction and administration of HUD's Multifamily Housing Programs.

Tenant Participation in State-Financed, HUD-Assisted Housing Developments (HUD Rule)
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OMHAR's Reading Room
Status reports regarding the projects participating in the Mark- to-Market program, an innovative program to reduce rents to market levels and restructure existing debt to levels supportable by these rents.

Section 8 Rental Subsidy Information and Regulations
Section 8 Housing - Certificate and Voucher Program, from the National Housing Law Project.

Information on HUD Prepayments, Section 8 Opt-Outs and Enhanced Vouchers
Housing Preservation information from the National Housing Law Project.

Public Housing Information and Regulations
From the National Housing Law Project.

 

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