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20 months later, L.A.’s eviction moratorium and rent freeze continue


The Los Angeles City Council has once again decided to leave its eviction moratorium and rent freeze in place, ignoring the city’s housing providers, as well as the state Legislature.

On Nov. 10, the council extended its COVID-19 state of emergency, which includes the eviction moratorium and temporary prohibition on rent increases. Councilman Joe Buscaino, however, made it clear he would not vote to extend the emergency declaration again. Buscaino said the city needs a comprehensive “look at what makes sense to continue, what should be revisited, revised or repealed” and introduced this proposal to start the process.

CAA urges the council to take up this proposal as soon as possible.

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