LA’s newest rent relief program won’t stop evictions, experts say

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Many Angelenos have lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’re struggling to pay rent. There’s a temporary moratorium on evictions, and a new rent relief program. But housing experts say many renters will still be in trouble down the line. Photo by Erik McGregor/Sipa USA/Reuters.

The City of LA is starting a new relief program for unemployed Angelenos who are struggling to pay rent because of COVID-19. However, housing experts say it still won’t be enough to stop a massive wave of evictions once moratorium protections run out.