A Message From HEART L.A:

Now more than ever, it is imperative that we connect and take care of one another. In these unprecedented times, we must support ourselves and our communities. If you are able to, make an effort to love yourself and one more person or living thing today.


COVID-19 Resources

Stay updated on CA tenant and pet rights.


Policy Update


State Coalition - #CancelRent+Mortgages

The campaign to win the cancellation of rent and mortgage payments is off and running. Tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organizations in California and across the country have joined the call. 

US Congressmember Ilhan Omar introduced a bill to Cancel Rent and Mortgages and create a relief fund for landlords. 

Policies are changing rapidly. Make sure to keep updated!


Housing Resources

Recursos de Vivienda


Eviction Defense Network

In an effort to reduce the anxiety caused by the present crisis, https://edn.la/ is posting regular updates on the status of tenant protection orders in LA County. 

Consejo de Vivienda

En un esfuerzo por reducir la ansiedad causada por la crisis actual, EDN va a publicar actualizaciones periódicas sobre el estado de las órdenes de protección del inquilino. El enfoque estará en el Condado de Los Angeles.

Tenants Together: CA Tenants Rights 101

The Judicial Council of CA passed an Emergency Rule of Court, ordering all state courts not to proceed with evictions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Derechos de Inquilinos de California

El consejo judicial aprobo una norma de emergencia de los tribulales, ordenando a todos del estado a no producer con desalojos durante la crisis de COVID-19.

Community Resources

Recursos de la Comunidad


Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network Los Angeles

We are all in this together.

Organizing stewards POWER and Ground Game LA, along with their partners and and volunteer organizers are providing grocery and supply deliveries, as well as community support services. If you need support, please fill out their INTAKE FORM.

Los Angeles Tenants Union

LATU Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

The L.A. Tenants Union is an autonomous, member-funded union that fights for the human right to housing. To members safe, LATU local meetings are being held over ZOOM for the duration of the crisis. You can join a meeting of your local chapter by computer or phone. 


Podcast episodes for justice leaders navigating COVID-19

None of us were prepared for such an enormous threat to the safety and health of our communities, challenge to mental and emotional health in our homes & organizations, and total game-changer for the political realities we’re facing as we build power in these wildly changing conditions.

Irresistible is responding with timely perspectives from the frontlines on our podcast, as well as a new weekly support space called Care Circle.


L.A. County residents can now get a free Headspace subscription

It’s hard not to feel anxious and stressed out as the coronavirus crisis drags on. Uncertainty about job status, rent or mortgage payments, and kids’ schooling can lead people to feel depressed or overwhelmed. L.A. County residents can receive a free subscription for the mindfulness and meditation app.

Pet Resources


American Veterinary Medical Association

COVID-19 Social Tools

COVID-19 has raised questions about keeping people and pets healthy. It’s important to share factual information to help answer those questions. Download and share these social media images to help people better understand COVID-19 and its effects on pets and the veterinary profession.

Best Friends

COVID-19 Program Updates and Resources

The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills is also closed to the public. However, the team will continue to move animals directly into fosters’ and adopters’ homes with the help of technology, greatly reducing personal contact.

To help the animals of NKLA/Best Friends in L.A. and/or your local rescue or shelter, visit the following resource pages:

Foster for NKLA/Best Friends L.A.

Support Los Angeles Shelters and Rescue Groups

Co-Sheltering Collaborative

COVID-19 Guidelines for Co-Sheltering Environments

People experiencing homeless may be at higher risk for exposure to COVID-19 due to the lack of options for self-isolation and social distancing. It is therefore essential at this time that all social services be made available to people experiencing homelessness with companion animals. Especially during this time of uncertainty and fear related to COVID-19, we believe that positive outcomes for people and animals are better achieved by keeping these families intact. 


ASPCA’s Response to COVID-19

As part of the ASPCA's Relief and Recovery Initiative, they are offering free dog and cat food for Los Angeles residents impacted by COVID-19. Supplies are being provided by appointment, subject to eligibility and availability.

The food distribution center operation hours are 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Daily.

️️Distribution is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, so clients must call the ASPCA
hotline at 800-738-9437 between 8am and 8pm to request an appointment.️️
The address will be provided at the time the appointment is made.

The areas that are currently being served:

• Cities are Huntington Park, Cudahy, Bell, Bell Gardens, Maywood, South Gate, Lynwood, and Compton.

• Zip codes: 90255, 90270, 90201, 90280, 90262, 90221, 90222,

Further instructions:

- Order pick up is drive-thru: You will stay in your car with the windows
up while your food order is put into your trunk.

- If your vehicle’s trunk does not open, you’ll be asked to load the order
into your car yourself.

- You’ll be required to provide your appointment time, name, and zip code
at order pickup.

- Please bring a photo ID.

- No same-day appointments.

- Transport is not provided.

- Do not bring pets.

- Do not arrive early.

- Call the hotline if you are running late.

- Please do not come if you are symptomatic. You may send a different
family member in your place.

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