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With many people experiencing a reduction of work hours and loss of wages, families are concerned about the stability of their housing and utilities. Los Angeles County is working hard to ensure that families are safe from losing housing, water and power services during this difficult time.
NEVHC will continue to update this section as new information and resources become available.
LA Housing Community and Investment Department: Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Fund
A new fund from Los Angeles’ Housing and Community Investment Department (HCLID) will provide a temporary rent subsidy for tenants who live in the City of Los Angeles and are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible tenants are those whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, which is $83,500 for a family of 4. The rent subsidy will be paid directly to the tenant’s landlord on the tenant’s behalf.
More information will be available on July 13 at https://hcidla.lacity.org/
COVID-19 Renter Protections
Mayor Garcetti and the City Council of LA have put new protections for tenants into place during #COVID19. These protections will help to prevent evictions and increases in rent cost. Fact sheets outlining these COVID-19 Renter Protections are available in many languages here.
One Degree’s COVID-19 Resource Guide
One Degree’s COVID-19 Resource Guide is updated Monday – Friday by 2 PM. The resource guide is a collaborative effort between Cal State LA, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, One Degree, and other community organizations and members who are committed to the well-being and health of our community. The resource guide includes housing resources and is available in English and Spanish.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
The LADWP has announced that they will not be shutting off power or water services due to non- payment for the duration of March 2020. They are also offering payment plans
LADWP can be reached at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397).
View their latest message regarding power and water service here.
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department: COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium
On Friday, March 27, Governor Newsom announced a temporary stop to evictions for people financially impacted by coronavirus. The Governor’s order prevents the eviction of renters who are not able to pay rent through May 31st. It includes individuals who cannot pay rent because they have lost their job, or have coronavirus, or are caring for someone with coronavirus. Find out what steps to take if you need to stop an eviction proceeding by clicking here.
Governor Newsom also announced that financial institutions will offer mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which allow you to reduce or delay your monthly mortgage payment. Learn more here.
State of California Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners
Governor Newsom issued a similar order to protect tenants and homeowners from evictions, foreclosures and loss of utilities due to financial hardship caused by coronavirus.
This order will be in place through May 31, and may be extended. For more information, click here.
Together We Rise
The non-profit organization Together We Rise is offering support for students that have been displaced from their dormitories due to school closures. More information can be found here.