You may have recently received a Hearing Notice and want to know what to expect and what are the next steps. There are two types of Hearing Notice: a General Manager Hearing Notice and a Notice of Appeals Board Hearing.
A General Manager’s Hearing is an administrative hearing that affords landlords, tenants and interested parties a right to due process by providing them with a venue to grieve their cases and find resolution to conflicts. The hearings are conducted by Hearing Officers designated by HCIDLA’s General Manager.
An Appeals Board Hearing is a second hearing provided by specific programs for those that wish to grieve the decision issued by the General Manager’s Hearing Officer. When you appeal a General Manager’s Hearing Officer’s decision, your appeal is scheduled before the Rent Adjustment Commission (RAC) acting as the Appeals Board (AB). When your case is scheduled, you will receive a Notice of Appeals Board Hearing.
The AB Hearing provides another level of administrative review by the members of the RAC thereby providing landlords, tenants, and interested parties an additional layer of due process.
To obtain additional information about these Hearings, we highly recommend that you read the information provided on these web pages. If you still need further assistance, please contact us:
Phone: (213) 808-8600
Fax: (213) 808-8613
Generally, these procedures are followed:
You may submit evidence during the hearing. The Hearing Officer/AB will determine whether or not to accept the evidence into the record. If you are providing pictures, please indicate the following:
Or you can fill out an additional evidence form and attach the photo to it.
Please notify any hearing staff at least 48 hours in advance if special accommodations, including a translator, are needed. Staff will make every effort to accommodate any persons with a disability. If a translator is requested, staff will make an effort to secure a translator. However, in the event that a translator cannot be obtained, the requestor may have to provide their own translator.
If you are unable to attend the hearing, your options are as follows:
If you wish to submit documents in person, click here for public counter locations and hours.
You have the right to appeal the decision to the Appeals Board (AB) if you believe that the Hearing Officer erred or abused his or her discretion. The appellant, owner and all interested parties that receive a written GM decision by mail will also receive an appeal form included in the same mailing. The appeal form should be submitted to the Department on or before the deadline specified on the form. Appeals not submitted timely will not be considered. Click here for more information regarding the types of appeals.
Please note that a non-refundable filing fee must be received with the completed appeal form. Filing fees are noted on each application. Fee waivers are available and if you believe this is applicable to you, complete the waiver declaration and submit with the completed appeal form. Appeal deadlines may vary. Please verify whether your appeal is timely before submission. All appeals must be received by the Hearings Section on or before the appeal deadline as stated on the notice that you received. Contact your corresponding department if you have any questions.
The decision of the AB is the last administrative appeal.