Angelenos who lost jobs due to COVID-19 are worrying about making rent payments. Meanwhile, landlords have to cover mortgages, property taxes, and garbage bills. Some renters say their landlords are pounding on their doors and windows at all sorts of hours, demanding rent checks. Other landlords are taking a more civil approach by trying to create payment plans.
As May rent looms, tensions heighten between renters and landlords
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Despite eviction protections, Angelenos who can’t afford rent face threats from landlords
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LA City Council votes against broader eviction ban, establishes renters’ relief fund
Rent is due May 1, and as Angelenos face rising economic hardships due to COVID-19, LA’s City Council has taken up the issue of tenant protections. But some proposed...