KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
If you are facing eviction or harassment, if your rent has been raised beyond the legal limit, or if your landlord is refusing to make necessary repairs, you have rights.
- You have the right to insist that ALL communications between you and your landlord or property manager are in writing.
- Landlords and property managers must provide you with written 24-hour notice prior to entering your unit.
- Under California state law, tenants with a disability have the right to request reasonable accommodation.
- It is against the law for landlords/managers to ask about your legal status and/or use your legal status as a tactic to evict you or intimidate you.
- You have the right to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from entering your home unless they have a warrant signed by a judge. If ICE attempts to enter your home without a warrant:
- Do not open your door.
- You have the right to remain silent.
- Document the time, location, and what happened.
- Do not sign anything you do not understand. Request notices in the language you most understand.
TENANT ACTION CLINIC
SAJE hosts a weekly Tenant Action Clinic in-person at our office in South Central Los Angeles, located at 152 W. 32nd St. Our staff is on hand on Tuesdays from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. to answer your questions and help you understand your rights. We also have attorneys present to advise you.
Appointments for our Tenant Action Clinic are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions are approximately one hour long and include a 10-minute presentation on tenant rights. Please bring all your relevant documents, including any eviction notices, three-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, or 90-day notices, and any notices you have received from a government agency or the property owner.
For the safety of the community and SAJE staff, we require proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations.
To make an appointment, call (213) 745-9961.