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 measures failed, including a motion that would have suspended all evictions in Los Angeles. The City Attorney’s office argued that this motion would open the city to costly court battles, due to a conflict with state laws.
An eviction moratorium has been in place, which requires renters to prove they’ve been impacted by COVID-19.
Some measures passed, including a relief fund for renters, and a freeze on rent increases for rent-stabilized units.