For the third time, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to extend a moratorium on evictions for tenants unable to pay rent due to COVID-19.
The existing moratorium, which was scheduled to expire on July 31, will remain in place through September 30. The vote follows an executive order issued on June 30 by California Governor Gavin Newsom which permits local governments to halt evictions through September.
New cases of coronavirus have spiked in Los Angeles County in recent weeks, prompting state and local officials to reinstate some of the restrictions that had been lifted in the first half of June.
Due to the continued closure of much of the regional economy, as well as uncertainty regarding how long the current conditions will continue, the County estimates that over 360,000 tenants households would be in imminent danger of eviction and displacement should the moratorium be listed.
The moratorium, which has been in place since March, could be extended again by the Board of Supervisors on September 15.
Los Angeles County's eviction ban applies to both unincorporated communities and incorporated cities that have not established their own COVID-19 eviction policies. Jurisdictions are permitted to enact their own restrictions - as several have - using the County policy as a baseline.