Maxine Waters Provides Solutions at COVID-19 (Telephone) Town Hall

A town hall held via telephone, provided vital information regarding pandemic policy changes, finances of community projects, as well as COVID-19 vaccination efforts and updates across Los Angeles. Director of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, and staff directors at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Charla Ouertatani and Kristofor Erickson, were among the participating speakers.

Renter’s Assistance Available to L.A. City Residents; Providing Help to Tenants and Landlords

Monday, July 13, the highly anticipated renter’s assistance program is looking to roll out. 100-million dollars will go directly to landlords and help tenants. Providing $2,000 to the “hardest hit” households and looking to amplify financial relief to both tenants and property owners. Eligible tenants will have to do three things: Live in the city of L.A., show the financial impact of COVID-19, and earn less than 80% of the average income in the area.

Los Angeles City Housing Department to Limit Services Due to Coronavirus

The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department announced that to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the department today temporarily closed its five public counters. HCIDLA will maintain operations but limit the scope of its work to prevent exposure to both staff and the public, according to Rushmore Cervantes, the department’s general manager. The HCIDLA hotline will continue service during regular business days and hours. Residents can call 866-557-7368 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or submit housing-related inquiries to hcidla.lacity.org/ask- hcidla. Effective Monday, Systematic Code Enforcement Program inspections will be suspended until further notice. HCIDLA