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Eviction Defense

IMPORTANT: If you have received an eviction notice (Unlawful Detainer), you must respond within 5 days (Saturday and Sunday do not count toward the 5 days). Please do not allow this deadline to pass!

Stay Housed L.A.

Public Counsel is part of Stay Housed L.A., a new initiative to provide the residents of L.A. County with information and resources to keep people in their homes.

  • To determine if you are eligible for legal assistance, please fill out click “Get Legal Help” and fill out the form on its website.

The Shriver Housing Project – L.A.

Additionally, if your eviction action was filed at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles, you may be eligible for assistance through The Shriver Housing Project if:

  1. The opposing party has an attorney listed on the Summons and Complaint;
  2. You are a party to an eviction case filed at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse;
  3. You are at the beginning of the eviction, and are low-income.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Shriver Self-Help Center is operating remotely.

Eviction Assistance Center*

Stanley Mosk Courthouse

111 North Hill Street, Room 115

Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 9 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 4 PM

Fridays: 9 AM to 12 PM

Referrals/resources: https://publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0078

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