The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to use $30 million in coronavirus aid to help renters affected by the pandemic.
LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend up to $30 million on rent relief and extended a local moratorium on evictions to July 31.
A motion co-authored by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley- Thomas originally recommended pulling up to $20 million in funding earmarked for affordable housing for a new rent relief program. That would have required relaxing a rule set by the board in 2015 that requires at least 75% of $100 million set aside for the Affordable Housing Programs Budget Unit be spent on new housing or renovations.
Supervisor Janice Hahn asked that the motion be amended to raise the amount to $30 million and to draw the money from coronavirus relief funds instead.
Kuehl and Ridley-Thomas — who accepted the “friendly” amendment — highlighted the risk of a significant uptick in homelessness due to the coronavirus pandemic.