A Message From HEART L.A:
Los Angeles has seen several recent changes in housing law. The CDC Order (Moratorium), the Governor’s Proposal (AB3088), and existing local Emergency Tenant Protection measures are all interacting with each other. For now, if you cannot pay your rent anytime between September 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021, send a letter to your landlord. You can use the following links to generate a letter: SAJE SAMPLE LETTER & LATU SAMPLE LETTER. If you get an eviction lawsuit, you must answer as soon as possible. Please refer to the resources below for additional support.
Stay Housed LA
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost people their jobs and livelihoods. The Right to Counsel Coalition of Los Angeles (RTCLA) is fighting to ensure that everyone has legal representation in housing court. 90% of landlords have representation when they go to housing court compared to only 12% of tenants. RTC seeks to balance that. If you know someone that needs tenant educational resources or access to legal advice, encourage them to sign up.
Policies are changing rapidly. Make sure to keep updated!
Recursos de la Comunidad
Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network Los Angeles
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.
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.
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:
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.