Coalition of Tenant Advocates Stage Press Conference at L.A. City Hall, Call for a Moratorium on Retaliatory Evictions

Tuesday, Oct. 15th 9:30 a.m., L.A. City Hall, South Lawn

LOS ANGELES--()--Tomorrow, October 15, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., a broad coalition of tenant advocates will stage a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall calling on City Council to pass a moratorium on all retaliatory evictions in the wake of the passage of Assembly Bill 1482, the anti-rent gouging measure recently signed by Governor Newsom.

WHO​:

Affected tenants and a coalition of tenant advocate groups

WHAT​:

HOUSING PRESS CONFERENCE calling on City Council to enact eviction, rent hike moratorium

WHERE​:

Los Angeles City Hall, South Lawn - near ​Circle Park

WHEN​:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:30 a.m.

It’s been widely reported* in the last week that tenants in dozens of apartment buildings across Los Angeles have been given 60-day notices to vacate their homes before the law goes into effect in January. This surge in mass evictions, if unchecked, could amount to the potential displacement of thousands of working-class Californians. Political leaders in Los Angeles and across the region must act to prevent this injustice.

That is why tenants facing eviction, as well as the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Democratic Socialists of America - Los Angeles (DSA-LA), the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), Eviction Defense Network (EDN), Housing Is a Human Right, Inquilinos Unidos, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA-CAN), Los Angeles Center for Community Law & Action (LACCLA), Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU), Strategic Action for a Just Economy (SAJE) and others are mobilizing tomorrow to ​call on City Council to immediately put a halt to all retaliatory evictions​ ​and 60-day notices until AB 1482 becomes law.

The callous behavior of these landlords underscores the need for urgent action by politicians in Los Angeles and across the state. Tomorrow, City Council has a chance to prevent thousands of tenants from becoming homeless by the holidays.

* ​https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-11/los-angeles-evictions-rent-cap

Contacts

Elena Popp
Executive Director, Eviction Defense Network
elenaipopp17@gmail.com
310-704-8785

Joe Delgado
Director, ACCE Los Angeles
jdelgado@calorganize.org
310-704-9312

Joshua Smith
Communications Director, Housing Is a Human Right
joshua.smith@housinghumanright.org
917-231-5841

Walt Senterfitt
Los Angeles Tenants Union
walt.senterfitt@gmail.com
323-683-0490

Release Summary

Tenant Advocates Stage Press Conf. at LA City Hall, Call for a Moratorium on Retaliatory Evictions; Tues, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. South Lawn, LA City Hall

Contacts

Elena Popp
Executive Director, Eviction Defense Network
elenaipopp17@gmail.com
310-704-8785

Joe Delgado
Director, ACCE Los Angeles
jdelgado@calorganize.org
310-704-9312

Joshua Smith
Communications Director, Housing Is a Human Right
joshua.smith@housinghumanright.org
917-231-5841

Walt Senterfitt
Los Angeles Tenants Union
walt.senterfitt@gmail.com
323-683-0490