Virtual Renter Resource Center
To assist residential and commercial renters who have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus, the City has adopted tenant protections on evictions in South Gate.
LA County Eviction Moratorium
On July 21, 2020 the Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium for Los Angeles County, that includes South Gate. The moratorium was extended until February 28,2021 and may be extended by the Board on a month to month basis.
What protections does the moratorium include?
Prohibits evictions for:
-Nonpayment of rent due to a COVID-19 related reason;
-No-fault reasons under the County Code; and
-COVID-19 related violations due to unauthorized occupants, pets, or nuisance.
Prohibits rent increases for:
-Rent-stabilized rental units in unincorporated Los Angeles County subject to Chapter 8.52 of the LA County Code; and
-Mobilehome spaces subject to Chapter 8.57 of the Los Angeles County Code.
-Prohibits charging late fees, interest, and any related charges for unpaid rent accrued during the Moratorium Period.
LA County Eviction Moratorium FAQ - English
Who do the Renter Protections apply to?
The renter protections apply to all residential and commercial rentals in the City of South Gate, including apartments, duplexes, condominiums and single-family dwellings. The protection applies to all renters, regardless of immigration status.
Does this mean tenants do not have to pay their rent?
Tenants are still obligated to pay lawfully charged rent. However, during the emergency period, tenants may not be evicted for failure to pay rent due to the financial impacts related to COVID-19. Tenants will have up to 12 months following the expiration of the local emergency, June 30, 2020, to repay any back rent due. Landlords and tenants may mutually work out a payment schedule or arrangements for repayment of rent.
What can I do if my landlord isn't obeying these orders?
Where can tenants obtain help or information regarding tenant protection rights?
Tenants may obtain information and assistance from the Fair Housing Foundation at (800) 446-3247 or email at email@example.com.
Is there rental assistance available for renters who cannot pay their rent?
Yes, the City is funding a Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program with Helpline Youth Counseling to provide rental assistance for low-income families at risk of losing their housing. For more information, please call (213) 226-0969 or visit hycinc.org
Is there assistance for utility services?
Due to the City's Local Emergency Proclamation, the City is not shutting off water due to non-payment. Many utility providers are doing the same. For more information contact the utility provider:
City Water Division: (323) 563-9586
Southern California Edison: 1-800-655-4555
WIC Benefits for Families Affected by COVID-19
If your income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and you are pregnant or have a child under 5, WIC can help provide nutritious foods and more resources to keep your growing family healthy. WIC services are available online and by phone. You do not need to visit a WIC office in person to apply for or receive benefits. Apply online click here or call 1-844-601-0366
Free Food Resources Near You
Los Angeles County agencies and partners that provide free groceries and meals are expanding their services during COVID-19. Click here to see options and find food distribution sites near you. Some programs also provide free delivery.
Mental Health Resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of families, and individuals. News and updates about COVID-19 may trigger anxiety, panic, frustration and depression—for help please click here or call LACDMH’s 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771.
The Employment Development Department provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For more information, click here.
Great Plates Delivered Program
Free meal delivery service is available to South Gate seniors. The program has two purposes: To help seniors and other adults at high risk from COVID-19 stay home and stay healthy by delivering 3 meals a day, and provide essential economic stimulus to local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information or to apply visit wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 2-1-1.