This article was posted on Monday, Jul 24, 2023

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have unanimously agreed to create a program that will supply taxpayer-funded attorneys to renters facing eviction. This vote is the first step in establishing the program, known as the “Right to Counsel”Ordinance. The program will use public funds in private legal disputes, with an estimated annual cost of up to $60 million. The first phase would only apply to low-income renters in unincorporated areas of L.A. County but will eventually expand to all cities within the county. The expected time frame is approximately 10 months to finalize the program into an ordinance and then it will be voted on. A countywide program for other cities in the county is expected to happen by 2030. Landlords throughout Los Angeles County should stay abreast of this proposed ordinance’s progression.