Nearly 60% of all Los Angeles residents live in rental housing. We offer services and resources to this renter population to ensure their rights are protected, they are living under safe conditions and they know where they should go for help.

Is my rental unit subject to rent control?

Find out if your rental unit is subject to Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) or state rent control and what you need to know if it is.

File a complaint

You may file a complaint if you believe your landlord has violated the city’s code on health and safety, the Rent Stabilization Ordinance or related laws. Learn more about the types of complaints and how to file them.

Eviction Assistance

If you have received a court document such as a unlawful detainer, please see legal assistance. You may file a complaint for a possible violation of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) or the Mayor’s Emergency Order.

Living under healthy and safe conditions

Learn about the city’s regulations that protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and whether your apartment is meeting city standards. Your landlord is responsible for any violations.

My building has been cited

What happens if the building I am living in has been cited for code violations?

I received a Hearing Notice

Hearings for landlords, tenants and interested parties a right to due process.

Seismic Retrofit Appeal for Tenants

File An Appeal About Property Renovation (Tenant Habitability).The tenants have 15 calendar days from the date of the property owner’s service of the THP documents to submit an appeal. If the THP is not appealed, the approved THP will be implemented

Is my unit under Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP)

REAP is a program that encourages landlords to fix and restore their properties.

Are you suffering from abuse at home?

If your partner is physically violent and/or verbally or emotionally abusive, we are here to help you. Call the multilingual 24-hour hotline today (800) 799-7233.

Are you experiencing housing discrimination?

It is against the law to discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion and many other categories based on the Fair Housing law. Learn more about the law and what you can do if you believe you have been discriminated against.

Preserving affordable rents

Developing preservation strategies are crucial to prevent a net loss of affordable housing, particularly given the city’s rapidly transforming neighborhoods.  

What are my rights under SB 8?

Learn more about your rights under SB 8.

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