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City of West Hollywood Update: City Produces Guides for Renters with Details about Temporary Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratoriums Related to Financial Impact Due to COVID-19

Post Date:May 01, 2020 12:42 PM

Generic Update - COVID19 (Square)The City of West Hollywood is making every effort to respond to community needs during the coronavirus crisis and Los Angeles County Safer At HomeOrders. The City of West Hollywood has released two detailed guides — one regarding the City’s temporary Residential Eviction Moratorium and the other about the City’s temporary Commercial Eviction Moratorium — in order to provide clear, concise information to renters facing financial hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus crisis:

The City has also developed printed versions of these guides, which are currently being mailed to residential and commercial recipients.

The City of West Hollywood approved a Residential Eviction Moratorium on Monday, March 16, 2020. The City amended that Moratorium and approved a Commercial Eviction Moratorium on April 6, 2020. These moratoriums protect tenants from eviction for nonpayment of rent due to financial impact (for residential renters) and demonstrated loss of income (for commercial tenants) due to the current state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratoriums apply to nonpayment eviction notices served or filed on or after March 16, 2020 and remain in effect until May 31, 2020; the in-effect timeline may be extended as amended by the West Hollywood City Council.

The City regularly updates its Renters Resources and Small Business Resources as part of coronavirus information available on the City’s website at www.weho.org/coronavirus. At this webpage, community members can find up-to-date details about relief available during the coronavirus crisis on a variety of topics.

In addition, the City has produced two webinars with helpful information about each eviction moratorium. These webinar recordings can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5t3CTQP1K8 (Residential Eviction Moratorium) and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r4vRWdei6k (Commercial Eviction Moratorium). This is part of regular programming on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wehotv and broadcast on Channel 10 on Spectrum in West Hollywood and on Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse throughout Southern California.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is advising community members to adhere to Los Angeles County Safer at Home and California State Stay at Home orders, which remain in effect until May 15, 2020. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. Leave home only for essential needs; always use social distancing of at least six feet; and follow guidelines to use cloth face coverings such as bandanas or scarves so that medical masks, which are in short supply, are prioritized for health professionals.

West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. All public City buildings, playgrounds, parks, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.

To view essential-business City meetings, tune in to WeHoTV at:

For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news. To receive urgent updates to your phone by text and to your email, text your ZIP code to 888-777.

For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or media@ph.lacounty.gov.

For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or slunn@weho.org.

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