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Supervisors Extend Eviction Moratorium in L.A. County

L.A. County tenants have been granted three more months of protection from eviction.The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended its coronavirus eviction moratorium through Sept. 30, according to media reports.The eviction moratorium measure, which was up for expiration on June 30, prevents landlords of residential and commercial properties from evicting tenants who have endured pandemic-related financial difficulties.Officials also want to prevent commercial landlords from collecting back rent accrued since the pandemic’s start in March 2020 through the moratorium’s end.According to a Los Angeles Daily News report, L.A. County is seeking to provide $10 million in rent relief programs to landlords of small businesses affected by the pandemic.The county, the city of Los Angeles and the state of California each have separate eviction moratoriums currently in place. While the state’s measure is still on course to end June 30, media reports indicate Gov. Gavin Newsom will most likely extend the statewide eviction moratorium later this week.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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