At the last board meeting of the year and with minimal notice, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the countywide eviction moratorium by one month, to Jan. 31, 2023. The emergency measure had been slated to sunset at the end of December.

More alarmingly, supervisors will review a further extension of six months when they reconvene meetings in January. The California Apartment Association opposed the one-month extension and will advocate against any further extensions of the moratorium.

“For several months, communications have gone out and residents have been educated on the sunsetting of the temporary measures implemented in spring of 2020,” said Fred Sutton, CAA’s senior vice president of local public affairs. “After three years of struggling under unbalanced mandates, housing providers finally had the clarity they would be able to receive compensation once again for their labor and services.

“The county must stop pulling the rug out from under its housing providers.”

Supervisors attempted to rationalize the extension by citing recent declarations of emergency related to homelessness and increased sickness during the winter months. The vote for the one-month extension was 4-0-1 with Supervisor Barger abstaining. CAA urges members to advocate vigorously in the new year as we continue to demand an end to the COVID emergency housing measures.

You can read the extension proposal HERE!

You can read CAA’s letter of opposition HERE!

The CAA Industry Insights paper will be updated HERE!