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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

Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance  Follow this link to view the eviction moratorium urgency ordinance.

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 ONLY APPLIES TO EVICTIONS FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT DUE TO
FINANCIAL IMPACT/HARDSHIP RELATED TO COVID-19 DURING THE LOCAL EMERGENCY

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: Residential Eviction Moratorium
Tuesday, April 14 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood is taking extensive and proactive actions to support our residents during this unprecedented time due to COVID-19.  
The City of West Hollywood City Council recently passed a temporary moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent resulting from a financial impact due to COVID-19. This 60-minute webinar focusing tenants and landlords will provide information regarding the City's temporary moratorium as well as resources for tenants and landlords during this time. Information is available on the City's website at www.weho.org/coronavirus where there are links to Renter Resources.

Note: This webinar is for informational purposes only. To receive legal information regarding your specific situation, please refer to our Legal Resources page for access to free or low-cost legal services at https://www.weho.org/city-government/rent-stabilization-housing/rent-stabilization

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


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 local emergency?
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?