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Justice for Tenants, Homeowners and Unhoused Individuals

Bet Tzedek advocates for families and individuals to ensure access to stable, habitable, and affordable housing. By providing education, representation, and pathways to legal resources, we help tenants and homeowners remain housed, assist those who are experiencing homelessness, and uphold the belief that housing is a universal right.

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Program Services

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Eviction Defense Program

Bet Tzedek supports tenants struggling with rent increases, evictions, and landlord harassments by providing them with legal representation when they cannot afford to pay for an attorney. We engage in this work as part of Stay Housed L.A., a partnership between Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, and local community and legal service providers that works to keep people in their homes.

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Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project (PEHP)

Bet Tzedek provides legal services and advocacy to families and individuals who experience homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. This includes: defending unlawful evictions, accessing public benefits, expunging criminal records, and more. Since 2018, we have served as a member of PEHP, a consortium of the region’s top public interest law firms providing legal aid to unhoused individuals and those facing housing insecurity.

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Home Ownership Protection

Bet Tzedek provides education and legal support to help low-income homeowners understand their rights and protect themselves from losing their homes to fraud and foreclosures.

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Bet Tzedek provides legal assistance to homeowners who have  experienced fraud, misrepresentation, increased property tax assessments, and more, related to PACE, a financing program that offers loans for green energy home improvements that are repaid through annual property tax assessments.

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Home Foreclosure Clinic

Bet Tzedek, in partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles, provides legal advice, legal information, housing counseling, and referrals to homeowners who are behind on their mortgage or at risk of foreclosure. If you live in Antelope Valley, East Los Angeles or South Los Angeles, please apply to see if you are eligible for a free clinic appointment with a housing counselor or legal services attorney.

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Our Impact

3,500

Tenants facing evictions have been helped by Bet Tzedek during the ongoing pandemic

16,000

Tenants living in unsafe conditions won a class action lawsuit in 2021 against one of Central Valley’s most notorious landlords thanks to Bet Tzedek

“I really appreciate Bet Tzedek and the pro bono attorneys who they referred me to. I was very stressed out, completely lost, and without their help me and my 2-year old daughter would have lost our apartment because the landlord wanted to illegally raise the rent during the pandemic."

- Elena