COVID-19 Update: Council Action to Protect Angelenos

Posted on 03/29/2020
City Hall
Friends:

I’m hearing from constituents about the City Council action that took place Friday, and I want to clarify some misinformation that is out there.

First and foremost, I want you to know that I am pushing to pair rent and mortgage forgiveness with our local, state, and federal lawmakers that will provide even more relief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the 100 percent unemployment benefits now available from the state combined with the latest federal relief package, Angelenos will also have rent protections in place.

These protections include: an eviction moratorium, unanimously approved by the City Council; an ordinance that will waive late fees; and expanded repayment of back rent up to 12 months. This applies to all renters regardless of immigration status.

April 1st is around the corner, and if you receive an eviction notice for non-payment of rent due to coronavirus, please contact the Housing + Community Investment Department (HCID). A hotline has been set up to assist those who have been economically impacted by the pandemic. The HCIDLA hotline hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am - 3:00pm. That number is 1-866-557-7368. 

I have more coronavirus information listed below, as well as an update from the emergency shelter at the Hollywood Recreation Center.

Be well,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

VIDEO UPDATE: HOLLYWOOD SHELTER


HOLLYWOOD - The City's Department of Recreation and Parks, in collaboration with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, opened an emergency shelter at the Hollywood Recreation Center. All 27 beds are full, and there is a waitlist for space. Councilmember O'Farrell donated more than six dozen pairs of socks for the men and women of the shelter. 

WATCH THE VIDEO
 

DO'S AND DON'TS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING


LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a 'Safer at Home' order to all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all movement outside beyond what is absolutely essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the federal government has announced that there will be an extension on the nationwide social distancing guidelines for another 30 days, until April 30. Here is a FAQ sheet on what the ‘Safer at Home’ order means.

READ MORE
 


LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District is offering free nutritious meals for children at 60 Grab & Go Food Centers located throughout the city. This service operates between the hours of 7:00am - 11:00am.
 

TEAM MITCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE


LOS ANGELES RIVER - The Council District 13 Clean Team cleared the Elevado St stairs of trash, bulky items, weeds, and the nearby storm drains that empty into the waterway. If you see an area that needs attention, contact our Echo Park District Office at 213-207-3015. 

SEE MORE BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
 

MORE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

CITY

City of Los Angeles Official Website Dedicated to Coronavirus News and Info
 
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Response to Coronavirus
 
Sign Up for NotifyLA - Receive Emergency Alerts
 
COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

Department of Cultural Affairs Emergency Arts Funding
 
COUNTY
 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Daily Updates on COVID-19
 
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Response to COVID-19
 
LA SCHOOLS
 
Los Angeles Unified School District Info for Parents and Students
 
Los Angeles City College Classes