AHF Urges L.A. City Council to Uphold Anti-eviction Rights During Pandemic

AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Healthy Housing Foundation, its housing advocacy and housing provider divisions, is urging members of the Los Angeles City Council to stand up for tenants’ rights and against Big Real Estate in order to prevent tenant evictions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The issue will come before the Council in a closed-door session calendared for its meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19th.

In June, the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), an industry-backed landlord trade group, the City of Los Angeles to overturn coronavirus anti-eviction protections for renters that the Council put in place earlier in the year. With the moratorium nearing its end, AAGLA sued in order to resume tenant evictions during the height of pandemic.

Last week, a federal judge ruled that the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action ( crisis.

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“The City Council shall recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1), to confer with its legal counsel relative to the case entitled Apartment Association of Los Angeles County, Incorporation, dba Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, v. City of Los Angeles; Eric Garcetti; and City Council of the City of Los Angeles, United States District Court Case No. 2:20-cv-05193-DDP-JEM.” ()

“City Council, please do the right thing here and stand up firmly and vocally for tenant protections during the ongoing COVID crisis,” said Michael Weinstein, president of AHF. “Let’s keep families, the elderly and any and all who have been impacted by the economic maelstrom of coronavirus in their homes by upholding anti-eviction measures you wisely put in place before.”

In Greater Los Angeles, the growing threat of tenant displacement due to pandemic-related evictions is vast. According to the

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