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Community Resources

To obtain information on shelter referral, food banks, and 24-hour hotlines for social service, mental health, and child/adult protective services please contact 211 LA County. 211 LA County is a 24 hour/ 7 days a week social service hotline. Contact a resource specialist at 2-1-1 or 800.339.6993, or visit their website.

Tax Programs

Assessor’s Tax Saving Programs
Learn about the variety of tax saving programs offered through the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office.

Quick Guide to Trusts and Tax Savings
Learn how trusts impact property taxes and reassessment of property in order to avoid common and costly mistakes.

Useful Websites

Los Angeles County Online
This website provides a summary of county social service programs designed to help person and families in need.

Healthy City
This is an online community resource and mapping tool of services available to low-income, underserved families.

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in any phase of selling or renting real estate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national origin.

Below are listings of agencies that provide free to low cost legal advice on your housing rights. Whether you are a tenant or landlord, there are laws to protect you from unfair treatment and discrimination.

Pomona Self-Help Center
400 Civic Center Plaza – 7th Floor
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 487-7609

Fair Housing Foundation
Phone: (800) 446-3247

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Phone: (323) 939-0506

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
Dispute Settlement Service

Phone: (213) 974-1452 or (800) 593-8222

Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Phone: (213) 894-8000

National Fair Housing Advocate

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Tenants may report unsafe living conditions that are a threat to public health such no running water, plumbing issues, or rodent infestation.
(888) 700-9995

Affordable Housing
To obtain information on programs such as Section 8 please contact the County of Los Angeles Community Development Authority (CDA) at (626) 262-4510. You must contact the CDA to get on the waiting list. It may take up to five years or more until the CDA contacts you to complete an application. For this reason, it is important that you get on the waiting list as soon as you can.

There is also more information on finding a home or apartment to rent provided by the Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center. Visit their website for more information.

Foreclosure Assistance

Homeownership Preservation Foundation
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation, a national non-profit counseling organization offers foreclosure assistance. The mission of this foundation is to preserve homeownership through budget and credit counseling, housing support, and offering solutions to avoid foreclosure. Counseling sessions are provided in collaboration with local agencies that have undergone extensive training and are certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Homeownership Preservation Foundation hotline: (888) 995-4673.

If you are a renter who has been displaced due to your landlord losing your home to foreclosure there is assistance available through the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs – (800) 593-8222. They will give you information on tenants’ rights and financial assistance programs available to you.