first_imgHomeBriefsCounty Extends Eviction Moratorium Jul. 27, 2020 at 5:00 amBriefsHomelessnessReal EstateCounty Extends Eviction MoratoriumGuest Author11 months agoCOVID-19Department of Consumer and Business AffairsEviction Moratoriumhomelessness The County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to extend its eviction moratorium until September 30, 2020. The motion does not preclude the Supervisors extending the moratorium beyond September 30. Studies released over the last several months indicate that hundreds of thousands of County households could face eviction because of inability to pay rent caused by lost or reduced income during the COVID-19 pandemic.The motion also directed the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to report back in 14 days concerning tenant protections throughout LA County, with the goal of evaluating if the County’s moratorium should serve as the baseline for all County cities and unincorporated areas.The County’s temporary moratorium, which first went into effect in March, imposes a ban on evictions for all residential and commercial tenants in Los Angeles County impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, author of the motion, said, “More than 90% of renters have continued to pay some or all of their rent during this terribly difficult time. That says a lot about the integrity of our local renters. Unfortunately, the virus has forced us to slow our economic recovery and many people are still out of work or working reduced hours. No one should be threatened with eviction or made homeless by this pandemic, so we must extend these critical protections.”Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, co-author of the motion said, “Every day, 227 people become homeless while we are only able to place 207 individuals who lack shelter into housing, on average,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Without the County’s intervention during this global pandemic, we could see the number of unhoused individuals in Los Angeles County skyrocket due to evictions. The actions taken today will protect our most vulnerable, rent-burdened households who are already on the brink of homelessness.”Submitted by Barbara OsbornTags :COVID-19Department of Consumer and Business AffairsEviction Moratoriumhomelessnessshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSMC’s Drescher Planetarium Continues Free, Live Virtual Shows in AugustPublic Safety Reform Committee: Listening SessionYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author10 hours agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author1 day agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author1 day agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author1 day agoBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author1 day agolast_img