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 advocates for fair housing rights, including assisting with disability accommodation requests. 

Housing Counseling

HRC offers free, confidential housing counseling to Alhambra residents. 

  • Visit our Housing Rights Clinic at the Alhambra Civic Center Library the first four Fridays of each month (2pm – 5pm).
  • Speak with a housing counselor at 1-800-477-5977 or info@housingrightscenter.org. If a counselor is not available, please leave a message with your contact information.
  • Schedule a phone call or Zoom meeting by visiting www.housingrightscenter.org/help, emailing outreach@housingrightscenter.org, or calling 1-213-387-8400 x1018.
  • Please note that HRC’s offices remain closed to the public. 

Check out the resources below or ask our housing counselors your questions about:

  • Rent Increases
  • Notices & Evictions
    • If you’ve received an eviction notice from your landlord or from the court, please visit Stay Housed LA immediately for legal support: www.stayhousedla.org or 1-888-694-0040.
  • Disability accommodations
  • Repairs
  • Security Deposits
  • Housing Discrimination
  • ...and more! 

Alhambra residents can make a counseling appointment online or contact Alhambra representatives by email: Erica Nam, enam@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

HRC offers free public workshops on housing rights and common issues facing tenants and landlords. To learn about upcoming events, join our email list at www.housingrightscenter.org. HRC also hosts weekly online workshops:

  • Mondays, 1 pm – Facebook Live Housing Rights Q&A
  • Thursdays, 6 pm – COVID-19 Tenant Protection Updates (Spanish)
  • Fridays, 2 pm - COVID-19 Tenant Protection Updates (English)

Sign up to join at www.housingrightscenter.org/workshops.

Project Place: Affordable Rental Listings

Looking for housing? HRC publishes a monthly listing of housing opportunities throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Note that HRC cannot assist with housing placement or applications. Download Project Place here.

Contact HRC

Helpful Information

  • Emergency eviction protections related to COVID-19 are in effect in Los Angeles County, including Alhambra, until December 31, 2022. Tenants must take specific actions and appear in court to assert these protections. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • For some properties, rent increases are limited to 10% until July 31, 2023. Learn more.
  • Federal, state, and local laws protect against discrimination based on factors including race, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation and gender identity, and others. Learn more.
  • Tenants with disabilities, or conditions that limit daily life activities, are entitled to request accommodations and modifications in their homes. HRC can assist in making these requests. Learn more.

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.