We've long been leading the fight to save homes from foreclosures and now are deeply engaged in the fight to stop rent gouging and eviction of the long term residents in our communities - especially tenants of corporate Wall Street landlords like Blackstone's Invitation Homes. 2020 saw the beginning of two new movements in L.A. and several important victories. Inspired by the Bay Area’s Moms 4 Housing movement, families left homeless from the COVID pandemic launched Reclaiming Our Homes in El Sereno, aimed at occupying homes Caltrans purchased and left vacant after the demise of the 710 freeway project. ACCE became part of the Stay Housed LA coalition, which launched the Right to Counsel campaign, aimed at pushing the Los Angeles City Council to establish a legal right for tenants to be represented by an attorney in eviction court. ACCE leaders won tenants permanent rent control in unincorporated LA County and successfully fought to get the county to end its controversial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program that had victimized thousands of LA homeowners. In a victory for LA County tenants, ACCE led a coalition to successfully get the Board of Supervisors to extend a countywide eviction moratorium through the end of 2022. We’re working to end LA’s speculative housing system by fighting for a vacancy tax on the thousands of luxury units left empty and used as second homes or pure investments.
ACCE LA hosts tenant clinics every Tuesday 6-9PM and Thursday nights from 5 - 8PM (holidays excluded.)