This is a resource page for people struggling with tenant issues.
You may have landed here because you left us a voicemail submitting your story to Renter’s Hotline, a tenant advice segment on our biweekly news podcast, Smogland Radio. On the segment, tenants share an issue they’re facing and get expert advice from a housing lawyer.
We’ve received a lot of tenant inquiries for Renter’s Hotline. We’re a small team, and can’t feature every tenant on the show. We also might take a little while to respond, so if your situation requires more urgent help, we’ve compiled these resources.
- The Los Angeles Housing Department has a long list of advice clinics, advocacy groups, and other kinds of help at this website.
- To talk with someone at the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Business Affairs, who might be able to help answer questions for tenants who live outside the city of LA, you can follow this link.
- The Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) meets regularly, you can find a schedule, and specifics about regional help, here.
- You can also make a phone or in-person appointment with someone from the Los Angeles Housing Department, who can give advice about housing law and your rights as a tenant.
- The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is a grassroots political organization fighting for tenants rights, if you’d like to get more involved.
- And in Long Beach specifically you can look up Long Beach Residents Empowered (LBRE).
If you have any resources to suggest that we haven’t included here, email us at: [email protected].
We’ve written a few explainers ourselves with more information about how to fight back against problematic landlords.
And of course, you can also listen to our past episode of the Renter’s Hotline, for more tips.