Housing Rights Center

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) works to promote justice and equality in housing. HRC provides Alhambra residents with free housing counseling and fair housing education, investigates housing discrimination, and assists with disability accommodation requests.

To protect public safety, HRC is currently providing all services over the phone or online.

Housing Counseling

HRC offers free, confidential housing counseling to Alhambra residents. Check out the following resources or ask our housing counselors your questions about:

Alhambra residents can make a counseling appointment online or contact Alhambra representatives by email: Elana Eden, eeden@housingrightscenter.org, Maria Hernandez, mhernandez@housingrightscenter.org, or Katherine Jara, kjara@housingrightscenter.org.

If you've received an eviction notice from your landlord or from the court, please visit the Stay Housed L.A. website immediately for legal support or call 888-694-0040.

Housing Rights Workshop

You have rights; learn them with the Housing Rights Center. HRC offers free public workshops on housing rights and common issues facing tenants and landlords. All workshops are currently held online:

  • Mondays, 1PM - Facebook Live Housing Rights Q&A
  • Tuesdays, 11AM - 2PM - Clinic Appointments
  • Wednesdays, 11AM - 2PM - Clinic Appointments
  • Thursdays, 11AM - 2PM - Clinic Appointments
  • Thursdays, 6PM - Housing Rights Workshop (Spanish)
  • Fridays, 2PM - COVID-19 Housing Rights Workshop

Sign up to join at the Housing Rights Center Website.

Project Place: Affordable Rental Listings

Looking for housing? HRC publishes a monthly listing of housing opportunities throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. HRC cannot assist with housing placement. View the Project Place website for more information.

Contact HRC

Helpful Information

Emergency eviction protections related toCOVID-19 are in effect in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, and California. Tenants must take specific actions and appear in court to assert these protections. Learn more from the Step by Step Guide to Avoiding Eviction (PDF).

HRC is a member of the Stay Housed LA County coalition providing legal aid in eviction defense cases. If you receive a notice from your landlord or from a court, contact Stay Housed immediately. Find more details on the Stay Housed L.A. website.

Rent increases under 10% are allowed. Larger rent increases are currently prohibited while the state of California's emergency declaration is in effect. For some properties, rent increases must remain under 5.7%. Learn more from the Tenant Protection Act (PDF).

Federal, state, and local laws protect all of us from discrimination based on factors including race, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation and gender identity, and others. Learn more from the Who is Protected by Fair Housing Laws (PDF).

Tenants with disabilities, or any conditions that substantially limit life activities, are entitled to request accommodations and modifications in their homes. HRC can assist in making these requests. Learn more from the Disability Accommodations in Housing (PDF).

State's Rent Relief Program

The State has announced the launch of a CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, intended to help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past and future payments. The decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to Opt-In to the statewide program will offer a singular, uniform framework to be deployed throughout California and avoid unnecessary confusion about competing programs among residents. California's COVID-19 Rent Relief can help with past due rent and utilities. To see if you qualify, visit the Housing is Key website or call 833-430-2122. If you need help filling out the application, visit the Housing is Key CA Local Partner Network Resources page to search for community-based partners to help with the application process.

Stay Housed LA

LA County launched Stay Housed L.A. County, a countywide initiative to provide legal assistance and support for tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The launch included the release of the Stay Housed LA website connecting tenants with useful information about their rights, workshops for residents who need legal assistance, and other support. Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the County of Los Angeles, legal aid groups, and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need.