L.A. County Rent Relief Program Reopens!

On May 20th, Los Angeles County will reopen applications for its rent relief program for landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs announced on Monday, May 13. The application period will open on Monday the 20th at 9 a.m. and continue until 4:59 p.m. June 4. Potential applicants are…

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Rent Relief Application

LA County Accepting Applications for Rent Relief Now!

DCBA Rent Relief Program Accepting Applications The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) has begun accepting applications for the Los Angeles County Rent Relief Program. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, January 12, 2024, at 11:59 PM PST. Spearheaded by the LA County Board of Supervisors and administered by The…

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housing rights

ACA 10: Will California be the First State to Establish Housing as a Human Right? By Brian Wallace, SPOSF/SPOSFI Board Member

The belief that housing is a human right may go from the philosophical roundtable to the State Legislature to the ballot box and into the California Constitution if former supervisor and current Assemblyman, Matt Haney has his way. What Does “Housing is a Human Right“ Mean? In March of this year, Assemblyman Haney introduced Assembly Constitutional…

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Settlement

Tenants’ Rights Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Behalf of Californians Struggling With Pandemic Rent Debt

The agreement requires the California Department of Housing & Community Development to give pending and denied applicants a fair chance to receive Covid-19 rental assistance June 5, 2023 – A landmark settlement has been reached in a case brought by tenants’ rights advocates alleging that the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) unconstitutionally…

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Open Letter to the Board of Supervisors and All Other Politicians Voting for Any Form of Rent Control!

Dear Board of Supervisors: (letter to the board of supervisors and all other politicians voting for any form of rent control., Before you pull the “my constituents need me to do this” card to cast your edict over the realm (sounds feudal, doesn’t it?) and extend the eviction moratorium, or consider some monetary threshold landlords…

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Recovering Unpaid Rent Debt Through Small Claims Court By Brian Wallace, SPOSF/SPOSFI Board Member

The COVID-19 emergency and eviction moratorium have left a large number of [California] housing providers with unpaid rent—often in the tens of thousands of dollars. If you are among those who find themselves in this situation, what can you do to recover this unpaid rent? Step One: Talk to Your Renter First Your first step…

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IN THE NEWS: More Cities Adopt Rent Control!

California state law that allows rent hikes to rise with inflation and landlords are allowed rent increases up to 10% — as long as those properties aren’t covered by local rent control. That has increased pressure to pass stricter forms of local rent control in some cities.  Below are cities that have recently adopted their own…

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