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When going green brings an unexpected financial burden

Archive: March 2019

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When going green brings an unexpected financial burden

Posted on March 6, 2019

In the words of Bet Tzedek Attorney Jenna Miara, “There is a much better way to get green energy improvements in LA County. It cannot be on the backs of low-income consumers who get saddled with these loans that are tied to their homes.” KCRW reporter Anna Scott writes about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), Continue Reading »

Justice for Car Wash Workers

Posted on December 3, 2018

  L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Tuesday that his office, in collaboration with Bet Tzedek and other local organizations, successfully secured over $1M in restitution for approximately 60 car wash employees who were victims of alleged wage theft. According to Feuer, this is believed to be “the most significant amount ever paid in Continue Reading »

A message from our President & CEO: Finding hope and strength

Posted on October 29, 2018

Friends, Do people ever ask you what it means that Bet Tzedek is a Jewish organization?  I get asked from time to time. I got asked all the time when I first started here. I used to respond that Bet Tzedek was as Jewish as the questioner: not very Jewish at all if you weren’t Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek and Thai Community Development Center Applaud Labor Commissioner’s Office for Wage Violation Citations

Posted on October 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thai Community Development Center Contact: Panida Rzonca,  panida@thaicdc.org  Bet Tzedek Contact: Allison Lee, alee@bettzedek.org     North Hollywood Sanamluang Restaurant Slammed with Labor Violations Labor Commissioner’s Office Warns Los Angeles Area Restaurant Owners: Pay the New, Higher Minimum Wage and Proper Overtime or Pay the Price. OCT 3, 2018, LOS ANGELES, CA Continue Reading »

The Eisner Foundation Spotlights Bet Tzedek’s Kinship Care Project

Posted on July 12, 2018

Copied with permission from The Eisner Journal on the Eisner Foundation Website Grant Spotlight: Bet Tzedek July 11, 2018 Bet Tzedek takes its name from the Hebrew translation for “house of justice” – and as an organization that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Los Angeles County, it lives up to its name. Continue Reading »

HOMEOWNERS FILE CLASS ACTIONS AGAINST COUNTY OF L.A., CALIFORNIA FINANCE COMPANIES, FOR UNLEASHING “PLAGUE” OF PREDATORY HOME-IMPROVEMENT LOANS

Posted on April 12, 2018

Watch Full Press Conference Here: https://youtu.be/mGrz_qL4LO0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 Media Contacts: Joshua Busch, Public Counsel, 310-991-2503, jbusch@publiccounsel.org Kristy Werness, Irell & Manella LLP, 310-203-7185, kwerness@irell.com Allison Lee, Bet Tzedek, 323-549-5813, alee@bettzedek.org Attorneys for plaintiffs compare “Property Assessed Clean Energy” loans to subprime mortgage crisis – cite missing consumer protections such as ability to Continue Reading »

2017 Annual Report

Posted on February 23, 2018

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Bet Tzedek Opens Its Doors to TPS Families Faced with Difficult Decisions

Posted on January 9, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador, stripping current beneficiaries of legal status and exposing them to possible deportation. The Los Angeles region is home to more than 30,400 TPS recipients from El Salvador – the second Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Promotes Diego Cartagena to head all legal programs

Posted on November 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2017 (Los Angeles) – Bet Tzedek has named Diego Cartagena as its next Vice President, Legal Programs, making him the most senior attorney in the firm. Mr. Cartagena assumes the position vacated when Gus May ascended to the bench of the Los Angeles Superior Court in August. Mr. Cartagena will Continue Reading »

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