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Housing Activists Staged a ‘Car Caravan’ Protest Outside Mayor Garcetti’s Home

What a rally for tenant protections looks like in the age of social distancing
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Governor Newsom Freezes California Evictions Through May to Ease COVID-19 Pain

Renters have to declare in writing that the virus has directly impacted their employment
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As April 1 Looms, COVID-Impacted Tenants Are Trying to Figure Out How They’ll Pay Rent

Out of work and low on funds, renters are already receiving texts and letters from landlords warning them they have to pay up
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The City Plans to Move 6,000 Homeless Angelenos into L.A. Rec Centers

Mayor Garcetti announced an "unprecedented effort" on Wednesday evening
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L.A. Will Allow the Homeless to Keep Tents Up During the Day Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

At a marathon meeting yesterday, L.A. City Council scrambled to find ways to mitigate the outbreak's impact on the city's most vulnerable residents
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L.A. City Councilmembers Want to Stop Coronavirus-Related Evictions Before They Start

As COVID-19 layoffs loom, Councilman Mike Bonin wants to keep people from ending up on the streets
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What’s Being Done to Prevent a Coronavirus Outbreak Among L.A.’s Unhoused?

Officials say an outbreak at a shelter or encampment would be "uniquely complicated"
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Will the City Buy Out Private Buildings to Protect Affordable Housing?

Councilmember Cedillo introduced a motion that would consider exercising eminent domain to protect tenants from a rent hike
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Controversial California Housing Bill SB 50 Is Back—with Some Big Changes

A new version of pro-development SB 50 gives more control to local municipalities, but many critics remain skeptical of its effects
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A Count of L.A.’s Homeless Population Gets Underway Tonight

Data about homeless individuals helps local government decide how to tackle a variety of issues