Los Angeles is in crisis — and not just a public health crisis, but a deep economic crisis that is deepening the housing affordability and homelessness crises we’ve already been facing. Many of us have always been one paycheck away from losing our housing, and we are now losing work and facing housing insecurity at levels we’ve never experienced before.
Unless more drastic action is taken at all levels of government, the coronavirus “recovery” portends more evictions and more subsequent losses of housing than the 2008-2009 recession. The tidal wave of displacement is coming, and we must organize to fight back!
We can ALL work with our friends, neighbors, and fellow tenants to leverage the power of numbers against landlords. We’re taking some key actions to support both housed and unhoused tenants through this COVID-19 crisis.