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
Get help with errands & groceries - MonAmi - app.monami.io/phone-bank/welcome; (213) 473-7004
City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program - hcidla.lacity.org; (844) 944-1868

If you can't pay rent:

  • HCID Eviction Information - hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19-renter-protections
  • Sample landlord-tenant communications - contactces@earthlink.net
  • City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program - hcidla.lacity.org; (844) 944-1868
  • Emergency Renters Assistance Program applications will be accepted from Monday, July 13 at 8:00 AM through Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM. The program will provide a temporary rent subsidy for eligible residential tenants in the City of Los Angeles who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find all eligibility criteria here.
  • 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.

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.

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 - monami.io/la-volunteer-match; (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.