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GENERAL TENANTS' RIGHTS INFORMATION HUD SUBSIDIZED HOUSING & SECTION 8 INFORMATION
TENANT ORGANIZING GETTING FINANCIAL AID

 

 

 

 

General Tenants' Rights Information


City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Information & Tenants' Rights

Rent Stabilization Update June 2014 to May 2015 on Allowable Rent Increase
Information on 2014-15 Allowable Rent Increases.

Relocation Assistance Amounts 2014-2015
Information on 2014-15 Tenant Relocation Assistance Amounts.

Rent Stabilization Update 2014 Security Deposit Interest
Information on 2014-15 Security Deposit Interest.

12 Reasons in Which Evictions Are Allowed
If you are protected by Rent Control, these are the only reasons for which the landlord can evict you.

Interest Payments to Tenants on Security Deposits
How much and when is the payment of interest on security deposits to be made?.

Housing Code Violation Tenant Complaint
To file a complaint by tenants with the LA Housing Department when there has been a violation of the LA Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

City of Los Angeles Housing Code Violation Tenant Complaint Form
Form to file a complaint by tenants with the LA Housing Department when there has been a property code violation.

City of Los Angeles Housing Code Violation Tenant Complaint Form (Spanish)

Rent Control Violation Tenant Complaint Form
Form to file a complaint by tenants with the LA Housing Department when there has been a violation of the LA Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

Protection When Your Apartment Building is Foreclosed
If your apartment building is foreclosed see what rights you have.

Tenant-Landlord Handbook - LA City Rent Control
Everything you need to know about your rights as a tenant protected by the LA Rent Control law.

LA Rent Stabilization Update January 2012
Information Updated For January 2012

Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Obtain the actual ordinance in the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

City of West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Information & Tenants' Rights

2014-15 Allowable Rent Increase for West Hollywood

City of West Hollywood Tenant's Guide to Rent Stabilization
Everything you need to know about your rights as a tenant protected by the West Hollywood Rent Control law.

City of West Hollywood Information on Evictions and Relocations
West Hollywood tenant eviction protection and relocation assistance requirements.

City of West Hollywood Tenant Rent Control Forms
Various forms and notice regarding tenants' rights and filing complaints.

City of West Hollywood Apartment for Rent Referral List
List of available apartments to rent in the City of West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Rent Stabilization News - January 2014
Tenant Newsletter for January 2014

Annual Security Deposit Interest Information

City of Santa Monica Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Information & Tenants' Rights

City of Santa Monica Rent Stabilization Questions & Answers
A FAQ on Santa Monica's Rent Control law.

City of Santa Monica Rent Stabilization Information
Santa Monica Rent Board web page.

Santa Monica Rent Control Charter Amendment & Regulations
Actual rent control law and regulations.

City of Glendale Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Information & Tenants' Rights

Just Cause Eviction Tenant Protections

Condominium Conversion Law

Section 8 Rental Assistance, City of Glendale

City of Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Ordinance
Information & Tenants' Rights

City of Beverly Hills Rent Control Law
Information on the City of Beverly Hills Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

Other Tenants' Rights Material & Information

CES REAP Brochure
Information on the City of LA's Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).

CES REAP Brochure in Spanish

Landlord Harassment, Entry, Evictions, etc.
More information on Tenants' Rights.

Your Landlord's Right to Entry
What are the rights of your landlord to enter your apartment?

Getting Your Security Deposit Back
Information on what to do to get your security deposit returned.

Finding Your Landlord
How to track down who your landlord really is.

What Should I Know Before I Rent
Information you should know before renting an apartment.

Eviction Process
Flow chart of the California eviction process.

California Tenants - A Guide to Tenants' Rights
From the California Department of Consumer Affairs - The Landlord/Tenant Handbook. Important information especially for tenants who are not covered by any local rent control laws. In these cases the state laws provided in this handbook are the tenant protections for non-rent controlled apartments.

Tenants' Rights Handbooks by Nolo Press
By Nolo Press, a handbook for California Tenants to help protect their rights.

Information on the Eviction Process
What to expect if you're being evicted.  From CalTenantLaw.

Information on Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
General rights and remedies based upon California Landlord-Tenant law.  From CalTenantLaw.

TenantNet
Tenants' rights information focusing primarily on New York City and New York state, with some information from other areas.

Information on Tenant Blacklisting by Landlords
Information from CalTenantLaw regarding the eviction blacklisting service maintained by First Advantage Saferent.

Tenants' Rights Legal Tips
From Nolo Press.

How To Find Your Landlord
From CalTenantLaw, ways to find your landlord if s/he tries to hide behind various layers of deception.

Things You Should Know Before You Rent
Landlord/Tenant Q&A applicable to California law.

Landlords' Right to Enter Your Apartment
Nolo's Fast Facts: A Landlord's Right of Entry.

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

Pending and Recent California Housing/Tenants Legislation
From the California Housing Law Project, information about current legislation in the state of California of interest to tenants.

California Codes Search
Keyword searchable database of California's 29 codes.

Department of Consumer Affairs: Using the Small Claims Court
From the California Department of Consumer Affairs website, information about using Small Claims Court to resolve disputes.

List of California Cities with Rent Control Laws

California Housing Habitability Law
The Implied Warranty of Habitability -- In Green v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court held that due to the expectations inherent in the modern landlord/tenant relationship there is a warranty of habitability implied in every residential lease. Green v. Superior Court, (1974) 10 Cal.3d 616, 111 Cal.Rptr. 704.

County of Los Angeles Health Department Housing Code Violation Tenant Complaint Form
Form to file a complaint with the LA County Health Department when there has been a property code violation, such as cockroaches or rodent problems, sewage, Lead exposure hazards from lead-based paints, and/or mold in rental housing units.

Lead Based Paints And Your Rights
It is important for renters and buyers to know their rights about lead-based paint.  Before you sign on the dotted line, ensure that the seller or landlord provides you with a
Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint or Paint Hazards.


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HUD Subsidized Housing & Section 8 Information

 
CES Affordable Housing At-Risk Outreach Flyer
Information alerting tenants living in HUD subsidized housing that the affordability restrictions on their building is at- risk.

At-Risk Outreach Flyer (Spanish)

CES Project-Based Section 8 Opt-Out Brochure
Information on the rights of HUD subsidized tenants where the building owner is attempting to "opt-out" of the project-based Section 8 rent subsidy contract.

CES Project Based-Section 8 Opt-Out Brochure (Spanish)

CES Section 8 Termination Flyer
Information alerting tenants with Section 8 rent subsidy vouchers living in LA Rent Control units that they have protections against landlord attempts to terminate the Section 8 contract.

HUD Tenants' Right to Organize
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation providing HUD tenants the right to organize.

CES Tenant's Rights to Organize Brochure
Information on the importance of HUD tenants organizing to save their affordable homes and the law that protects their right to organize.

CES Tenant's Rights to Organize Brochure (Spanish)

Section 8 Rental Subsidy Information and Regulations
Information about the Section 8 Housing Program, from the website of the National Housing Law Project.

Information on HUD Prepayments, Section 8 Opt-Outs and Enhanced Vouchers
From the website of the National Housing Law Project.

How to Apply for the Section 8 Rent Subsidy Program

City of Los Angeles Housing Authority

County of Los Angeles Housing Authority

City of Santa Monica Housing Authority


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Tenant Organizing

 
CES Tenants' Rights Clinic Leaflet
Where to go when you need to speak to an attorney about your tenants' rights.

CES Tenants' Rights Clinic Leaflet (Spanish)

How to Organize a Community Meeting
Find out the steps to take to organize a community meeting.

How to Organize a Tenants' Assocation
Find out the steps to take to organize a tenants' association, because in unity there is strength.

Introduction to Tenant Organizing
Learn why it is important to organize to ensure your rights.

Tenants' Right to Have Tenant Organizers Assist Them
California law (CA Civil Code 1942.6) that provides the right of tenants to invite tenant organizers to their apartment.


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Getting Financial Aid

How to Obtain General Relief
General Relief (GR) is a County-funded program that provides financial assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for federal or State programs.

How to Apply for Food Stamps

Medi-Cal Application Instructions

Medi-Cal Application


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