LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A moratorium preventing Los Angeles County property owners from evicting their residential or commercial tenants because of the lockdown orders brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has been extended through the end of June.

By a 3-2 margin, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the moratorium until June 30. It had been set to expire at the end of this month. It applies to all unincorporated areas in the county.

Under the moratorium, tenants are given up to six months after the moratorium expires to repay missed rent.

The vote came at the same meeting where L.A. County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told the board that some form of stay-at-home restrictions will likely remain in place through August. The current safer-at-home orders were set to expire on Friday.

The city of L.A., meanwhile, has gone even further in its effort to provide rent relief to struggling Angelenos. Along with also halting evictions and giving tenants up to 12 months after the safer-at-home order expires to repay back rent, the L.A. City Council last month voted to move forward with a plan to freeze rent increases for a period of about one year for older apartments that are protected by the city’s rent stabilization ordinance.

Last October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law which caps annual rent increases at 5 percent for any housing that is 15 years or older.

Comments (4)
  1. Gil AlanGil says:

    I dont understand where you got the information for this article stating that the restrictions on Eviction bans where extended to June 30th. On May 13 I received an email directly from the LA County Board of supervisors stating that on May 12 the voted to extend the eviction ban through August 31 and for rent paybacks to not begin until August 31 as well with one full year to repay.

    They sent me the two PDF’s of the May 12 meeting that shows these details – which I’ll be happy to send you if you want them. We should clear this up and make sure the readers are getting the most accurate information for which ever of these dates is correct.

    Thank you!

  2. lynne schatz says:

    My tenant has not paid since January and had nothing to do with covid19. I am trying to sell the house before I lose everything. How is this fair to and old lady that lives on social security and cannot afford food, or electricity or her own rent. worked hard all my life to lose it to this deadbeat which the state supports. Where is this state going?

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