Renters in Los Angeles County facing financial distress due to COVID-19 continue to have protections under state orders prohibiting evictions for non-payment. The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the Center for Disease Control’s federal eviction ban does not impact eviction protections provided to California renters under Assembly Bill 832 (AB 832). Through September 30, 2021, tenants unable to fully cover their rent cannot be evicted for failing to fully cover their rent, if a signed declaration of COVID-19 financial hardship is submitted with their landlord. Additional guidelines are available on the State of California's Housing is Key website.
Contacting a legal services provider is strongly recommended if you or your client have received an eviction notice. Local emergency tenant protections may also apply, depending on residency. For the latest information on how AB 832 impacts your clients, along with information on additional eviction protections in your community, please visit StayHousedLA.org.