Each year, illness affects an estimated 48,000 people living in slum conditions. Exposure to mold, rats, roaches and bedbugs (chinches) can devastate a person’s health — causing illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and rashes. BASTA's Impact Litigation Unit has obtained over $20,000,000 in compensation on behalf of families residing in slum conditions and victims of rent control violations.
BASTA’s comprehensive purview expands to all levels of the litigation
process. BASTA’s direct representation work and legal prowess does
not merely stop at the trial level.
From all the other tenant rights organizations, BASTA boasts one of the most prolific and successful appellate departments in the state. Our attorneys consistently change the law for tenants in California —
strengthening your rights and your ability to fight successfully to protect them.
We are stationed in various Los Angeles Public Libraries once a month where you can meet one of our volunteer attorneys. We always encourage you to come in to one of our offices but if you cannot make it, the public library is another option.
Most of the public library sessions take place between 4:30pm-6:30pm. Please contact the library directly to schedule an appointment.
Because BASTA recognized the desperate lack of resources for tenant services, we embarked on a path of expansion to help tenants comprehensively. Over the years, BASTA grew and evolved into so much more than a nonprofit that defends evictions. Culminating in a strategic re-organization in 2017, BASTA transformed itself into an all-inclusive tenant rights organization that handles a broad variety of tenant-related litigation.