Know your rights
The City of Los Angeles is making improvements to provide tenant protection to decrease the chances of residents being evicted from their homes and adding to the homelessness crisis. The city will continue giving residents protections for unpaid COVID-19 rental debt until Aug. 1, 2023, for debt incurred between March 2020 and Jan. 31, 2023.
Ann Sewill, general manager of the City of Los Angeles Housing Department, stated, “The LA Housing Department joins the Mayor in her commitment to keeping Angelenos informed and housed. There are many protections that exist for tenants, such as additional time to pay COVID-related rental arrears and protection from eviction until Feb. 1, 2024.”
Sewill said renters are protected by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and L.A. residents should educate themselves on the system guidelines to help protect them.
To learn more about your rights, call (866) 557 RENT or visit www.housing.lacity.org.