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The City of West Hollywood is currently responding to the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is working as quickly as possible to address community needs with links to resources, information, and relief for our residents, businesses, and community members.

 

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RENTAL ASSISTANCE
Rental Assistance Programs for West Hollywood Residents


EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2020

TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT RESULTING FROM A FINANCIAL IMPACT DUE TO COVID-19

Follow this link to view the Eviction Moratorium ordinances

For questions about rental housing or tenant or eviction protections, please email rsh@weho.org or call (323) 848-6450. Rent Stabilization and Housing staff are available and providing counseling and referrals Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Tenant Notice to Landlord of COVID-19 Income Loss/Hardship Tenants may use this template letter to notify their landlord and provide documentation of a financial impact due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19 Pandemic).

The template letter is available in English, Russian and Spanish:

NOTE: THIS MORATORIUM PROHIBITS EVICTIONS FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT OR BASED ON UNAUTHORIZED OCCUPANTS RELATED TO COVID-19. 

Additionally, the eviction moratorium limits the grounds for eviction to the following 4 areas: 

  1. Nonpayment of rent NOT due to impacts of COVID-19; 
  2. Using the unit for an illegal purpose; 
  3. Creating a dangerous and unsanitary condition; and
  4. An imminent and objectively verifiable threat to the health and safety of someone in the tenant’s household or in the property.

 

Click here to access an informational booklet about the City of West Hollywood's Residential Eviction Moratorium

Eviction Moratorium Booklet

 

West Hollywood COVID-19 Webinar Series:

Guidance for Multi-Family Housing
Date/Time: May 26, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Summary: The COVID-19 outbreak has threatened the health and safety West Hollywood multi-family renters and homeowners. As Los Angeles County begins to lift safer-at-home orders and take a phased approach to reactivating local economies, it is important to understand what is currently recommended to keep you safe.

This webinar discussed:

  • Considerations and guidance on multi-family housing
  • Temporary Residential Eviction Moratorium
  • Resources for rental assistance

The City of West Hollywood is taking extensive and proactive actions to support our residents during this unprecedented time due to COVID-19.  Information is available on the City's website at www.weho.org/coronavirus where there are links to Resident and Renter Resources.

 

West Hollywood COVID-19 Webinar Series: Residential Eviction Moratorium
Tuesday, April 14 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood City Council recently passed an extension to the Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratorium, extending the expiration date from July 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020. This updated moratorium prohibits evictions for nonpayment of rent resulting from a financial impact due to COVID-19 and includes updated language to address the current crisis. This 60-minute webinar towards will provide information for both tenants and landlords regarding the City's temporary moratorium, as well as highlight available resources.

Participants of this webinar should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. Access to free or low-cost legal services are available at weho.org.

Important Dates
What affected tenants must do
Paying the Rent that was Delayed Due to COVID-19
Utility Assistance
Healthcare Providers
Guidance on Multi-Family Housing


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the Temporary Eviction Moratorium?
During what period of time is the Temporary Eviction Moratorium in effect?
Does the Eviction Moratorium prevent rent from being increased?
Do rules in the City of Los Angeles apply in West Hollywood?
How does a tenant notify his or her landlord that he or she is not able to pay some or all of the rent due to financial impacts from the COVID-19 Crisis?
What are examples of documentation a tenant might provide the landlord with the notice?
Can a landlord charge a late fee or interest on delayed rent that is paid within 12 months of the expiration of the eviction moratorium?
In a situation where one roommate loses his or her job but the other roommate is still working, can the roommates together notify their landlord of inability to pay some or all of the rent?
Can a tenant redact employer information on documents provided to the landlord?
Are tenants obligated to sign rent repayment agreements provided by their landlord?
Does the eviction moratorium apply to commercial leases?
Does a tenant have legal resources in the event his or her landlord does not accept the notice or documentation supporting the claim?
What if a tenant is unable to provide documentation to show financial impacts related to COVID-19?
Can a landlord bring an eviction action during the repayment period?
If my landlord already issued a 30 Day Notice to increase rent, does the new rent increase freeze prevent that from going through?