Céline Vacher, V.P. Comm.
Eviction Protections Extended
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature approved legislation on Monday to extend protections against evictions by five months for California renters facing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Renters will not be evicted through Jan. 31 as long as they pay at least 25% of their rent and file a declaration with their landlord attesting that they are suffering financial hardship because of the pandemic and its related business shutdowns.
If you or someone you know has been given an eviction notice, you can file a report with the City of LA’s Housing Department on their website or by phone 1-866-557-7368.
Additionally, the city is offering legal help through the LA Represents program. LA Represents is a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys, assembled by Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer, who will enhance their existing pro bono commitments to legal aid organizations to provide COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters. Click HERE for additional information.