Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergency orders to stay home, many Angelenos are facing economic hardships due to the loss of job or business revenue. Along with the coronavirus related eviction protections my colleagues and I approved last week, there are several agencies offering assistance for workers impacted by the public health crisis.
If you are a California worker who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19, or have lost your job due to the virus, please be sure to file a claim with the State’s Employment Development Department. Additionally, my office has compiled a list of assistance funds for workers in the motion picture & television industry. You can view this list on my website here.
Advocating for Rent and Mortgage Forgiveness
Renters and 'mom and pop' landlords in Los Angeles need protection, and it will take collaboration at every level of government during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. I wrote a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the leaders of Congress, urging rent and mortgage forgiveness in the next federal relief package. My office continues to work on making sure everyone stays housed during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. You can read the letter here.
I’ll have more information on how the City is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in my next e-newsletter.