Double Funding for Bet Tzedek Legal Services for Tenants!

Housing rights legal services provider Bet Tzedek starts the new fiscal year with a 100% bump-up in funding to provide more extensive tenant and senior housing legal services to Beverly Hills residents. Great news because eviction actions are on the rise. But the funding almost didn’t happen when City Council balked at spending $220,000. Cedars Sinai stepped in to save the day with a one-time matching grant.

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Tenant Legal Services: The Challenge Continues!

Beverly Hills offers few protections to households that rent housing. Unlike other rent-stabilized cities, Beverly Hills does not prohibit no-just-cause eviction or set a minimum habitability standard simply; it merely falls back on the state’s Civil Code in most areas. So tenants are on our own to defend our housing rights in court. That makes the city-funded housing rights legal services program that much more important.

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On City Council’s Agenda: Legal Assistance for Tenants [Updated]

City Council at its Tuesday, May 16th 7pm meeting will discuss whether to fund a housing rights legal services program for tenants. We brought the idea to the city because residents who rent can find ourselves on the wrong end of an eviction notice or subject to harassment by the landlord. City Council recognized the need! If this proposed $60,000 grant is supported we will finally have some access to free legal advice when we need it.

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