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
Finding & paying for childcare - Pathways LA - pathwaysla.org(213) 427-2710; RR@pathwaysla.org

If you can't pay rent:

  • HCID Eviction Information - hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19-renter-protections
  • Sample landlord-tenant communications - contactces@earthlink.net
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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:

Tax Day moved to July 15

County Property Tax Collection Information: 

Private Resources: