Housing Information

Assembly Bill No. 1482 

This bill would, until January 1, 2030, prohibit an owner of residential real property from, over the course of any 12-month period, increasing the gross rental rate for a dwelling or unit more than 5% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, as defined, or 10%, whichever is lower, of the lowest gross rental rate charged for the immediately preceding 12 months, subject to specified conditions. The bill would prohibit an owner of a unit of residential real property from increasing the gross rental rate for the unit in more than 2 increments over a 12-month period, after the tenant remains in occupancy of the unit over a 12-month period.

Read more about this bill at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1482

Housing Rights Center

The mission of the Housing Rights Center (HRC) is to actively support and promote fair housing through education, advocacy and litigation, 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, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, genetic information, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law. 

Housing Rights Hotline: 


TTY: 1-213-201-0867

Housing Rights Website: https://www.housingrightscenter.org/ 

Legal Aid

Stay Housed LA

Stay Housed LA provides free or low-cost legal aid in eviction cases in Los Angeles County. Visit www.stayhousedla.org or call 1-888-694-0040 as soon as you receive a notice (warning) from the landlord. Continue taking the steps below after you have reached out for legal assistance.

Responding to an Eviction

Tenants have only five (5) business days to respond to an Unlawful Detainer, and may not be able to connect with legal aid before the response is due. Below are resources and guides on how to respond yourself.

Tenant Power Toolkit

The Tenant Power Toolkit is a free online tool that helps California tenants respond to an Unlawful Detainer (eviction). It is a collaborative effort by The Debt Collective, The LA Tenants Union, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, anti-eviction lawyers, and legal service providers.

California Court Self-Help Centers 

The California courts offer guidance and assistance in filling out legal forms. Find your local Self-Help Center and use the guides below to understand eviction documents.