The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to extend the County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium through June 30, 2021. The Moratorium, originally introduced in March 2020, places a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, including mobilehome space renters. Under the County’s Moratorium, tenants may not be evicted for nonpayment of rent or unauthorized pets or occupants – if related to COVID-19, or no-fault reasons, nuisance, or denying entry to a landlord. The updated motion put forth by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl, not only extends protections for renters facing COVID-19 hardships and increases the length of the Moratorium for three months, but it also incorporates additional protections introduced by Assembly Bill 3088 and Senate Bill 91 .
With this update, landlords and mobilehome park owners in violation of the Moratorium will be subject to additional fines and civil penalties, with enhanced penalties for violations against seniors (age 65 and older) and the disabled. The extension also clarifies that tenants or their representatives have the ability to sue over violations of the Moratorium.
“The actions taken by the board will protect our most vulnerable, rent-burdened households,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “No one should be threatened with eviction or made homeless by the pandemic.”
“We’re excited to be able to provide more stability and certainty for LA County tenants and landlords because of the Moratorium’s extension and the adoption of the State and Assembly’s increased protections,” said Department of Business and Consumer Affairs Director Rafael Carbajal. “These enhancements give both groups a higher level of certainty as well as the ability to proactively plan for the future.”
For more information on the State Eviction Moratorium, visit www.housingiskey.com. To learn about the County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium at DCBA.lacounty.gov/noevictions, or speak with a Rent Stabilization Counselor by calling 833.223.RENT (7368).