Sharing current resources available to those adversely affected by the impacts of COVID-19
Tenants and landlords are all in this crisis together. Tenants are still obligated to pay lawfully charged rent. However, during the emergency period, tenants CANNOT be evicted for failure to pay rent due to the financial impacts related to COVID-19. Tenants will have up to 12 months following the expiration of the local emergency to repay any back rent due. Landlords and tenants may mutually work out a payment schedule or arrangements for payment of rent.
Visit https://hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19/renter-protections or call 866-557-RENT for more information. If you are unable to pay your full rent because of circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, here is what you should do:
- Let your landlord know as soon as possible that you cannot pay full rent because of circumstances related to COVID-19. You should inform your landlord within 7 days of the rent due date.
- If you miss a rental payment or do not pay the full rent when it is due, the landlord may provide a “Notice to Pay Rent or Quit.” If you receive such notice, it is important to inform your landlord that the reason you were not able to pay full rent is because of circumstances related to COVID-19 before the expiration date or deadline listed on the “Notice to Pay Rent or Quit.”
If the landlord does not withdraw the eviction notice, tenants should immediately file a complaint with HCIDLA at hcidla.lacity.org/File-a-Complaint or call 866-557-RENT (866-557-7368).
Free Legal Services
The City of Los Angeles has assembled a coalition of law firms, bar associations and attorneys who will provide free legal services to residents. These individuals and institutions provide COVID-19-related legal services, including helping vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters.
Small businesses contribute so much to the health and economic vitality of South LA. This program will also provide support for small businesses devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These pro bono attorneys will provide assistance to small businesses that are least likely to have access to effective legal services as they confront new workplace regulations, renegotiate commercial leases, apply for government relief programs, and navigate compliance with emergency health and safety orders.
Learn more about the program and find the help you need at corona-virus.la/LARepresents.
Jobs for Youth
A job is life-changing for any young person, especially those facing economic and social challenges. Hire LA’s Youth is offering virtual and in-person jobs for young people between the ages of 14 and 24, who live in the City of Los Angeles. The program will help young people prepare for jobs and jumpstart their professional careers. The program will help participants write resumes, practice interviews and learn how to manage their money. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. This program will keep young people safe and allow them to contribute to the recovery and re-imagining of our City.
Apply to HIRE LA’s Youth Employment Program at hirelayouth.com/.