Rent Stabilization News and Updates

L.A. County Board of Supervisors Announce Eviction Moratorium

On March 19, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, signed an Executive Order which placed a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This moratorium is retroactive to March 4, 2020, the date of the County’s declaration of an emergency, and will continue through May 31, 2020.

This moratorium applies to tenants of residential and commercial properties located in unincorporated L.A County. Other cities such as Los Angeles City, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and several others have enacted similar moratoriums.

To find out if a property is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website: https://lavote.net/apps/precinctsmaps and select “District Map Look Up By Address”.

If you’re unsure if this executive order applies to you, please contact our Rent Stabilization Unit:

Phone: (833) 223-RENT (7368)

Email: rent@dcba.lacounty.gov

DCBA Service Update

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), following the directive of the Board of Supervisors, has closed all service locations to members of the public, including at its headquarters in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Street, Room B96, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

DCBA will also cancel all currently calendared workshops, community meetings, trainings, commission meetings, and other outreach activities. These events will be rescheduled as webinars, conference calls, and remote/virtual engagement as appropriate and possible.

The Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) Rent Stabilization Program is dedicated to assisting the public and will continue to provide essential services in the following ways:

  • Over the Phone: (833) 223-7368
  • Online: rent.lacounty.gov
  • Email: rent@dcba.lacounty.gov
  • Direct messaging:@LACountyDCBA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

DCBA will be increasing the capacity of its telephone call center to provide the most efficient service possible. We will respond to each online request within 48 hours.

DCBA encourages you to visit the Department of Public Health’s website for up-to-date, trustworthy information about the coronavirus emergency.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Updated March 27, 2020
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