Renters & Working Families

Know your rights & file a complaint: Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department - hcidla.lacity.org; 866-557-7368
Tenants rights clinic & support: Coalition for Economic Survival - cesinaction.orgInformation on Tenants Rights Cliniccontactces@earthlink.net
Legal services & more - Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County - nlsla.org; 800-433-6251
Eviction Protection Legal Clinic - Bet Tzedek - bettzedek.org; housinghelp@bettzedek.org; 323-939-0506
Finding & paying for childcare - Pathways LA - pathwaysla.org(213) 427-2710; RR@pathwaysla.org
Get help with errands & groceries - MonAmi - app.monami.io/phone-bank/welcome; (213) 473-7004

If you can't pay rent:

  • HCID Eviction Information - hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19-renter-protections
  • Sample landlord-tenant communications - contactces@earthlink.net
  • Eviction Moratorium: Effective March 27, 2020 California renters impacted by the pandemic cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent through at least May 31, 2020. Tenants must declare in writing that they cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19 within 7 days of the rent due date.
  • Update on AB 3088: Tenants in the City of Los Angeles who experience COVID-19 financial stress will continue to be protected from eviction by the City's existing tenant pandemic ordinance. The City's ordinance offers overall greater protection for tenants than the State's new law (AB 3088 - The Tenant Relief Act of 2020) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new order, although the State's new law provides some additional benefit that tenants should consider. Click here for facts that help answer some key questions facing LA tenants and landlords.
  • Los Angeles renters will have up to twelve months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent. 
  • Tenants are not required to sign any new agreements with their landlord. They may work out a payment plan at this time only if they choose to.
  • Tenants are not required to provide any documentation to their landlord proving their inability to pay rent at this time. Tenants are recommended to keep this documentation for their own records.
  • Sample tenant-landlord communication form can be found here in English, Spanish, Korean, Armenian, Chinese, Russian and Tagalog.

If you need help accessing groceries & essentials:

Rent freeze on Rent-Stabilized units: Effective March 30, 2020: 

LADWP shut-off moratorium: Effective March 23, 2020:

  • LADWP - ladwp.com; 877-MYPAYDWP
  • Power will not be shut off for any customer who cannot pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Contact LADWP for flexible payment plans.

Affordable & Emergency Housing Search Tool:

  • housing.lacounty.gov
  • Search for affordable, special needs, emergency housing, and more.
  • For help, call 1-877-428-8844 (toll free).

If your hours are reduced or your workplace closes:

If you lost your healthcare coverage:

Job listings:

If your child’s school is closed:

COVID-19 information for parents and families:

Assistance For Survivors of Human Trafficking or Domestic Violence:

  • Survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence who have been laid off, terminated, furloughed or exhausted unemployment insurance(UI), and unlikely to return to their previous occupation may be able to get help with childcare, housing assistance, utility assistance and more. Click here for a list of service providers.

Tax Day moved to July 15

County Property Tax Collection Information: 

Private Resources:

If you need help picking up groceries & essentials:

  • MonAmi - app.monami.io/phone-bank/welcome; (213) 473-7004
  • I've partnered with MonAmi to match local volunteers with single parents who need help picking up groceries and other essentials. Sign up online here or call (213) 473-7004.