Housing & Utilities
If a residential or commercial tenant’s income is impacted by COVID-19, they may suspend payment on their rent until June 30, 2020 if they meet the following criteria:
- The tenant lives in unincorporated LA County.
- Other cities within incorporated LA County have issued their own moratoriums. To confirm a tenant’s city of residence has issued a pause on rent for individuals or businesses impacted by COVID-19 the tenant must check with their local government.
- The tenant MUST inform his/her landlord in writing as soon as possible, but no later than 7 days after rent is due, that they cannot pay due to impacts of COVID-19 on their income.
- Once the moratorium is lifted on June 30th, 2020 tenants are responsible to pay all of their rent balance.
City of LA Renter Protections Notice
The Los Angeles City Council passed Ordinance No. 186606 requiring landlords to issue the Renter Protections Fact Sheet, also known as the Protections Notice , to each residential tenant within 15 days from May 12, 2020. This notice must also be issued each time the landlord serves a notice to pay or quit or other eviction notices during the Local Emergency Period and for 12 months after its termination. The Protections Notice must be given in the language predominantly used by the tenant.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance for Unincorporated Areas
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program provides rental assistance funds to low- and moderate-income eligible households economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to be eligible, you must be a renter residing in the unincorporated communities in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, or 5th Supervisorial Districts of LA County.
Please use this list to determine if your neighborhood is in an unincorporated area, and what Supervisorial District you reside in: https://ceo.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Unincorp-Alpha-Web.pdf
Applications are due by May 31, 2020.
The Los Angeles Tenants Union
The LA Tenants Union is providing support with evictions.
Together We Rise
Together We Rise is assisting foster youth in college find housing during the COVID-19 crisis. For assistance please visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison offers two programs that may lower your energy bills: the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program and the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program. To confirm eligibility visit their website.
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Any impacted customer can request a payment plan online or can make arrangements by calling customer care at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397).
Spectrum Broadband is offering free access to Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days for New K-12 and College Student Households.
Everyone On provides an offer locator to find internet offers, and refurbished computers by zip code.