Second District Renter Protections During COVID-19 Crisis

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View Los Angeles County’s full Moratorium Declaration here.

On March 4, 2020, the State of California and the County of Los Angeles declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. Subsequently, in an effort to protect renters, the State authorized local jurisdictions to institute a moratorium on evictions for both residential and commercial properties. The following summarizes eviction moratoriums that have been implemented across the Second District of the County of Los Angeles.

THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES UNINCORPORATED AREA
On March 19, 2020, the County issued an eviction moratorium that does not allow residential or commercial evictions in the unincorporated County on   or after March 4, 2020 through May 31, 2020. A tenant cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent, late charges, or any other fees accrued if the Tenant demonstrates an inability to pay rent and/or related charges due to financial impacts related to COVID-19. A tenant should provide notice to the landlord within 7 days after the date that rent was due, unless extenuating circumstances exist, that the tenant is unable to pay, or reasons amounting to a no-fault eviction. Tenants will have 6 months following the termination of the County’s Executive Order to pay the Landlord any amounts due.

For more information please visit: www.dcba.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

CULVER CITY
On March 17, 2020, the City directed that no landlord shall evict a residential tenant during this period of local emergency, if the tenant is able to show an

inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information please visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CACULVER/bulletins/2818ecb?reqfrom=share

INGLEWOOD
On March 17, 2020, the City implemented a 45-day moratorium for residential tenants who cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent due to any financial impact related to COVID-19. A tenant cannot be evicted for (1) being sick with COVID-19, (2) caring for a household or family member who is sick with COVID-19, (3) layoffs, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other economic employer impacts COVID-19, (4) compliance with government local emergencies, (5) extraordinary out-of-pocket expenses that equal or exceed 1/3 of the tenant’s rent and, (6) childcare needs arising from school closures. This moratorium applies to no-fault just cause evictions.

For more information please visit: https://www.cityofinglewood.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=333

LOS ANGELES
On March, 15, 2020, the City ordered a residential eviction moratorium in which a tenant cannot be evicted for (1) loss of income due to COVID-19 related workplace closure, (2) child care expenditures due to school closures, (3) health care expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19, or reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures. Tenants will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent.

For more information please visit: https://corona-virus.la/english/mayor-garcetti-orders-moratorium-commercial-evictions

LYNWOOD
On March 16, 2020, the City ordered that no landlord shall evict a commercial or residential tenant during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19. A tenant cannot be evicted for (1) inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) loss of income due to a COVID-19 related workplace closure, (3) child care expenditures due to school closures,

(4) health care expenses related to COVID-19 or caring for a member of the tenant’s household who is ill with COVID-19, or reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures. Tenants will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent.

For more information please visit: http://lynwood.ca.us/city_managers_office/covid-19-coronavirus/

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

To find out what district you are in: https://lavote.net/ apps/precinctsmaps

Frequently Asked Questions: https://lacounty.gov/ covid19/frequently-asked-questions/

Resources for Businesses: https://dcba.lacounty.gov/ portfolio/coronavirus-businesses/

Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Phone: (833) 223-7368

Email: rent@dcba.lacounty.gov Website: www.rent.lacounty.gov

COVID-19 Updates and Resources: www.dcba.lacounty. gov/coronavirus