Los Angeles is in crisis — and not just a public health crisis, but a deep economic crisis that is deepening the housing affordability and homelessness crises we've already been facing. Many of us have always been one paycheck away from losing our housing, and we are now losing work and facing housing insecurity. Many of us won't be able to pay our rent on April 1.
But take a deep breath. We can ALL work with our friends, neighbors, and fellow tenants to leverage the power of numbers against landlords. We're taking some key actions to support both housed and unhoused tenants through this COVID-19 crisis.
We've compiled some resources below on how you can organize your fellow tenants and request a rent reduction or suspension, either on your own or with your organized building. We are working to expand and push these resources out to our entire membership and beyond to lay the groundwork for potential rent strikes when it is necessary or strategic to do so. One key component of this effort is a new team of tenants' rights first responders, who can connect other members with resources and guidance on their rights as tenants during COVID-19. If you want to be a part of that team, or just learn more about your rights, we are holding a tenants' rights training on Monday at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Click here to register.
This meeting will be held online on the application Zoom. We recommend joining Zoom calls by computer or phone app because you will then be able to see other meeting attendees by webcam (it is not required to use a webcam and it can be turned off as well as your microphone muted if you prefer to just listen in). There is also the option of calling into Zoom meetings rather than joining by computer/phone app. Here’s our quick how-to Zoom guide!
- March 30, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Housing & Homelessness Committee