Queridos Amigos y Familia:

En Inquilinos Unidos, el bienestar de nuestro personal, voluntarios y ustedes es nuestra principal prioridad. Desafortunadamente, dada la incertidumbre por la crisis de salud que estamos viviendo, hemos decido evitar de poner su salud en riesgo. Por lo tanto, aunque detendremos nuestro trabajo educativo de puerta en puerta temporalmente, no dejaremos de ayudarles mientras existan posibilidades remotas de que sean desalojados por propietarios sin escrúpulos.

Si se encuentran amenazados de desalojo injustamente, podrán recibir asistencia por teléfono al (213) 483-7497.

Sin embargo, esperamos un gran volumen de llamadas, así que si no podremos contestar todas sus llamadas inmediatamente; por favor, dejen su nombre, número telefónico y día y hora de la llamada, y un especialista les contestara a la mayor brevedad. Aquellos que requieran o busquen ayuda legal, serán referidos a alguno de nuestros abogados voluntarios.

Les pedimos que por favor no se expongan  un contagio innecesario. Pero siéntanse con la seguridad que nosotros continuaremos alertas para defender sus derechos a vivienda segura y asequible.


Luis R. Cabrales

Director Executivo

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Dear Inquilinos Unidos Friends and Family:

At Inquilinos Unidos, the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and tenants is our top concern. Taking into consideration the recommendations of federal, state, and local authorities, we have decided to temporarily stop our door to door outreach to low income families. However, because tenants at risk of eviction continue calling our offices, effective today, we will be assisting EVERYONE remotely, either by telephone.

If you or a family in need of eviction prevention assistance, please call (213) 483-7497.

We expect a high number of calls. If you are sent to our voice mail, please leave your name, telephone number and date of call, and someone will return your call to schedule an over the telephone consultation. Those tenants in need of further legal assistance will be referred to our network of volunteer attorneys.

Please stay safe. But most importantly, know that some of us will continue working to make sure you and your family’s rights to safe, affordable housing are protected, especially in these times of uncertainty.

Luis R. Cabrales

Executive Director

Inquilinos Unidos 40th Anniversary Garden Party

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IU’s 38th Anniversary Garden Party 2017

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IU’s 37th Anniversary Garden Party

Inquilinos Unidos’ (IU) 37th Anniversary Garden Party will be held at the home of Kathy Wainwright on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The event celebrates the work of IU and honors individuals who are committed to ensuring low-income families live in safe, decent and healthy housing in Los Angeles. This year’s honorees are Dr. Gary A. Richwald, Dr. Roger M. Katz and Fernando Gaytan.

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IU’s Mixer and Wine Tasting 2016

Our Mixer and Wine Tasting was held at Silverlake Wine on March 15, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It was an enjoyable evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and great conversation.

Thank you for joining us and supporting our work. Together we can help low-income tenants fight for safe, decent and affordable housing in Los Angeles!


IU’s 36th Anniversary Garden Party

Our 36th Anniversary Garden Party will be held at the home of Jason and Lika Litt on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2:00 to  5:00 pm. The event provides an opportunity for Inquilinos Unidos to honor Housing Champions, Gilda Haas and Eric Castelblanco for their commitment to and accomplishments in housing law and economic justice in the City of Los Angeles.

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IU’s Open House on March 5

IU Color LogoJoin us for our Open House on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at IU’s offices located at 1930 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 801, Los Angeles, CA 90057. Entrance to the building is through the back patio.

Come and meet the IU Staff and Board! Light snacks and beverages will be served. 

Please RSVP by March 2 to



October 23, 2014

CONTACT: Mike Dennis
(626) 824-6797

Yet no substantive government action resulted and Los Angeles’ housing affordability crisis is predicted to get worse

Los Angeles, CA – Amidst perhaps the most severe housing crisis in the history of Los Angeles, LA renters converged on Los Angeles City Hall exactly six months ago seeking the recognition of April 23rd as “Renters’ Day LA.” Championing their cause, Councilmember Gil Cedillo introduced a symbolic declaration that day, establishing April 23rd as a day to recognize the significant contributions of renters to the LA economy and voice support of renters’ grievances.

Beyond the pursuit of a holiday of recognition, the Renters’ Day LA movement sought to establish April 23rd as a call to action, to city councilmembers and renters alike, and an annual marker of progress in the implementation of legislative solutions to the city’s housing crisis that both preserve existing affordable housing and prioritize funding for the creation of new affordable units. “We will fight until every woman, man and child has a safe, healthy and affordable home in which to live. We are here to invite our government to enter into partnership with us, the renters, to make this dream a reality and we insist that in one years’ time, on the second Renters’ Day LA, that there will have been great steps taken towards our goal,” proclaimed Watts resident Lorena Garcia through the cheers of her fellow renters. However, instead of the “great steps” imagined by Garcia, renters have been hit by a steady stream of academic reports and forecasts of continued and unprecedented rent increases followed by a resounding silence from City Hall.

In its July 2014 study, Impacts of the Widening Divide: Los Angeles at the Forefront of the Rent Burden Crisis, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs demonstrates how “rent burdens have been severe for low-income renters since the 1970’s” and that “Los Angeles consistently exceeds the nation in both the share of renters burdened and the severity of the burden.” The report concludes that Los Angeles is the most unaffordable rental market in the country, and proposes that simultaneous to increasing minimum wages, “affordable housing production and preservation needs to accelerate.” In October, USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate predicted that over the next two years the cost of the average apartment in LA County will grow over 8%. Despite these warnings by the City’s two most prestigious universities, LA City Councilmembers remain apathetic to a problem they have the tools to address. Undeterred, the Renters’ Day LA groups will continue to mobilize renters and would-be renters from every corner of the city until we move our legislators towards policies that accelerate the preservation and production of affordable housing, the very recommendations proposed for years by renters and with the added legitimacy of our academic institutions.


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