Bet Tzedek

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Amount:
$75,000
Year:
2020
Field of Interest:
Vulnerable Populations
Program Name:
Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project
Grant Type:
COVID-19 Response
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Established in 1974, Bet Tzedek provides free legal assistance to thousands of needy residents throughout Los Angeles. Its approach combines direct legal representation with outreach, education, and legislative advocacy. Its services include elder law, housing, employment rights, government benefits, bankruptcy, community outreach and Holocaust survivor services.

GRANT PURPOSE

The Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project provides eviction prevention legal services to low-income residents facing evictions and homelessness. Bet Tzedek is dedicated to increasing awareness of tenant protections, advising clients working with landlords attempting to evict them, referring clients to additional social services, enrolling clients in benefits, and providing direct legal representation. 

Well before COVID-19, Los Angeles was a hotspot of growing homelessness and severe anxiety for renter households and we are already seeing how this public health – and economic – crisis is making it so much worse. This grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles will allow Bet Tzedek’s Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project team to respond to the increased demand from Angelenos facing housing insecurity during this pandemic.

Diego Cartagena
President & CEO, Bet Tzedek