LA Supervisors Vote to End Tenant Protections

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to end pandemic rental protections after Dec. 31. As of the first of the year, landlords will no longer be barred from evicting tenants for non-payment even if the tenant has suffered economic hardship related to COVID-19. In unincorporated Los Angeles, the ban on rent hikes will also expire.

Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis voted against the proposal.

“I think the headline will be: This board must love homeless people. They are going to make so many more of them,” said Kuehl.

Tenant protection advocates say the slowdown in new homelessness numbers is a result of protections like these, and that a resumption will put more people on the streets.

As County News reported Monday, homelessness is on the rise in LA County, but the rate of growth has slowed considerably since 2020.

Read more about Tuesday’s vote here.


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