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Temporary Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze Extension Information

On Tuesday, June 23, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium. Effective since March 4, 2020, the order has been extended through July 31, 2020, and may be extended by the Board on a month-to-month basis.

The moritorium implements a Countywide ban on evictions forresidential and commercial tenants, and space renters living in mobilehome parks, for nonpayment of rent, if the tenant or space renter can show they have been financially impacted related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This moratorium is not a waiver of rent. Residential tenants and commercial tenants with nine (9) orfewer employees will have up to 12 months following the end of the Moratorium Period to repay any past due payments. Commercial tenants with 10 but less than 100 employees will have up to six (6) months following the end of the moratorium to pay back any past due rent in equal payments unless prior arrangements were made with the property owner.

Tenants must notify their landlord, through a self-certification, within 7 days after rent is due, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Tenants are encouraged to deliver notice to their landlord in writing. If they are able to do so, tenants are encouraged to pay partial rent during the moratorium.

If you still have questions or need assistance, call (833) 223-736, visit www. rent.lacounty.gov or email rent@dcba.lacounty.gov.  

Additionally, the City of Bellflower contracts with the Fair Housing Foundation to address housing issues such as discrimination, rental rights, provide mediation to resolve tenant/ landlord disputes and more. Virtual Walk-In Clinic appointments are offered via Zoom every Wednesday. To schedule an appointment call (800)446-3247 ext. 1111.