COVID19: Keep Families in Homes, Keep Los Angeles Safe
In support of city wide efforts to promote safety and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 SAJE has adjusted our operating procedures. In-person meetings and onsite services have been suspended indefinitely. However, we’re still offering community support. Limited staff will be onsite to field calls and direct tenants in need to available resources. In the midst of the COVID-19 state of emergency, and statewide call to stay home and stay sheltered, SAJE continues to find creative ways to organize tenants and advocate for the safety of the many families facing eviction.
- Tenant Action Helpline: Tuesdays 4pm-7pm, Thursdays 10am-1pm
- Tenant Action Clinic Live Webinar: Wednesdays, 11am-12pm english session/12:30pm-1:30pm spanish session via Facebook Live and Instagram Live
- LADWP Conservation & Efficiency Live Workshop: Fridays, 2pm-3pm english session/3pm-4pm spanish session
Tenants are being forced to choose between preserving the health of their families and risking their well-being to work and keep a roof over their heads. Our most vulnerable neighbors: elderly, children, disabled, and the ill are being pushed into the streets. The consequences of evictions, including high risk for homelessness and the potential for displaced families moving into overcrowded conditions and spreading the virus, makes this a critical public health issue. In response, we’ve joined the HealthyLA Coalition demanding all elected officials: state, county, and city to pass full eviction protections for all tenants and provide those in need with emergency funding.
Thank you to our allies who made our Right to Counsel Town Hall such a great success!
Los Angeles Right to Counsel Coalition Members: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Basta, Inc., Bet Tzedek, Coalition for Economic Survival (CES), East LA Community Corporation, Eviction Defense Network, HEART LA, Housing Rights Center, Inquilinos Unidos, Inner City Law Center (ICLC), Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), LA Center for Community and Law (LAC- CLA),Los Angeles Tenants Union, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), OneLA, Public Counsel, People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER), SEIU Local 721, and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)