ONE BIG THING: RESOURCES FOR RENTERS
Eviction rates have already reached pre-pandemic levels, and we’ll likely see even more families forced onto the streets now that LA's eviction moratorium has ended, despite our repeated attempts to extend it.
To help prevent illegal evictions and even more homelessness in LA, we need to empower people so they know their rights, what to do if they are potentially facing eviction, and so we can help our vulnerable neighbors.
What do I do if I think I might be at risk of eviction?
- Open the Tenant Power Toolkit to learn how to respond to an eviction notice so you can prepare a legal defense and make necessary arrangements.
- Look at this “Can I be evicted?” Flowchart put together by Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez
- Visit bit.ly/larenterhelp for workshops, legal help, and more resources.
Where can I learn about LA’s renter protections?
- Check out our previous newsletter, which breaks down the new tenant protections passed by City Council
- Read LAist’s guide on City & County safeguards for renters
- Visit Councilmember Nithya Raman’s website to find out what type of unit you live in, what your protections are, and more.
What can I do to help others?
- 📜Print and post the flyers below in your building.
- 🚪Check in on your neighbors so they know their rights.
- 💻Go to bit.ly/larenterhelp for renter and organizing workshops, how to form tenants unions, and more.
Two More Quick Hits!
1. LA’s First Participatory Budgeting Program
Last week, we helped kick off voting for LA's first-ever participatory budgeting initiative, which gives historically marginalized communities the power to directly decide what funding and programs their neighborhoods need from the city.
This program should serve as a model for how we allocate resources to benefit our city and stop our decades-long neglect of working class Black and Brown communities. We’re excited to push forward on efforts to expand this amazing initiative in the coming years.
2. Great LA River CleanUp!
This month, Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) is hosting its 33rd Annual Great LA River CleanUp in honor of Earth Day.
The annual event has been updated to offer additional ways for people to activate their passion for the River: in addition to traditional River CleanUps, volunteers will also be able to participate in Habitat Restoration, Nature Walks, and River Education Activities.
There are two cleanups in CD13 on April 22, and one right across the river from our district in CD4’s Sunnynook River Park on April 15.
CD13 In The News
ASBAREZ – ANCA-WR Hollywood and Regional Staff Meet with Councilmember Soto-Martinez – A productive discussion took place about how the Armenian community can participate in the process and work alongside the city councilmember and his staff to ensure that the needs and concerns of the community are addressed and work together to engage the constituents, through the institutions working within the community, to elevate the district.
LA SENTINEL – Voting Begins in L.A.’s First Participatory Budgeting Program – “If we want to solve the biggest crises facing our communities, we need to give a voice to the people who are dealing with these issues every day,” said Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez.