The Korean American Coalition Los Angeles successfully holds "Tenant Rights Workshop"
Priscilla Tov, Feb. 12, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
On Saturday, February 10th, the Korean American Coalition Los Angeles partnered with Inquilinos Unidos and the Eviction Defense Network to hold a workshop to inform tenants of their rights, specifically immigrants who might be taken advantage of because of language barriers.
The Korean American Coalition Los Angeles released the following statement about the event:
"In front of about 40 people, were representatives from Inquilinos Unidos and the Eviction Defense Network, who are well known to defend the rights of tenants all-throughout. Information on rent control, which prohibits an increase in rent, and information on how to deal with eviction procedure and eviction orders were given. Following the presentation, a Q&A was held, which allowed individuals to ask questions in regards to tenant rights. Representatives from Inquilinos Unidos and the Eviction Defense Network stated that if individuals believed they were being taken advantage of by apartment owners, that they should mobilize with individuals in the same circumstances and emphasized the power of banding together to seek help.
The Korean American Coalition has found that a lot of instances like this take place, landlords seeking to benefit from immigrants due to language barriers. Due to rent increases from developers, residents of Koreatown, Los Angeles are losing their homes or they are being kicked out. The Korean American Coalition will try to ensure that our community is no longer disadvantaged by providing a variety of information for tenants."