BASTA in a non-profit organization that provides tenants low cost legal defense. Founded in 2005 it is now the largest, most comprehensive tenant rights organization in Southern California.
BASTA is the only organization in L.A. County that provides direct representation to tenants with no restrictions (citizenship, financial, etc.).
BASTA takes more unlawful detainer (eviction) cases to jury trial than all other Southern California non-profit agencies combined.
BASTA forces slumlords to repair their buildings or sell tem to responsible landlords — and pay compensation to low-income tenants who suffer under slum conditions.
BASTA has obtained over $15 million for families living in slum conditions or fighting evictions.
The revolution starts in the home!
BASTA has won more jury trials in eviction cases than every other organization in Southern California combined.
BASTA doesn’t just take some cases to a jury, BASTA takes every case to a jury.
Who We Are
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.