Inner City Law Center (ICLC) (Los Angeles)

The only provider of legal services on Skid Row in downtown LA, ICLC combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness. Started 1980.

Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: ICLC
Tags: HIV/AIDS, Housing, Veterans

The only provider of legal services on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, ICLC combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness.

ICLC is recognized for its expertise in housing issues, veterans’ benefits, and homelessness prevention. A staff of 40, including 20 attorneys, provides quality legal representation for people who have nowhere else to turn. ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working poor families, immigrants, people who are living with HIV/AIDS or are disabled, and veterans.

Driven by the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC works for long-term, positive, and meaningful change.


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Homelessness Rises in Los Angeles, Except for Veterans and Families

Adam Nagourney
New York Times (NYT)
May 4, 2016
The homeless population in Los Angeles County jumped 5.7 percent last year, with a sharp increase in tents and homeless encampments offering daily evidence of the problem sweeping this region, county officials said Wednesday.

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How To Keep People Off The Streets? Help Them Before They Get Evicted

David Gorn
August 28, 2018
There's one relatively small step that may have a huge impact for people facing eviction — getting an eviction lawyer.

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Some cities see eviction prevention as a way to reduce homelessness

David Gorn
September 26, 2018
In many cities, like Los Angeles, only a fraction of residents facing eviction can avail themselves of free legal help.

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Tenant activists want L.A. Mayor Garcetti to put $10 million into ‘right to counsel’

Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
April 11, 2019
Tenant activists are urging Los Angeles leaders to make sure that renters facing harassment or eviction can turn to a lawyer for help.

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