Aug 1st, 2023:
COVID-19 Back Rent Payment Due for Los Angeles County

Starting August 1st, payments come due for back rent due for tenants that were impacted by COVID-19. The deadline comes after several extensions were made to give tenants more time to get on their feet financially after going through hardship due to the pandemic. However, as of March 31st, many tenant protections expired, leaving the door open for landlords to potentially evict tenants due to non-payment of rent. Read below for more details and visit the Los Angeles Housing Department and the Department of Consumer Affairs links for more information!

Los Angeles Housing Department – COVID-19 Renter Protection Page

The City of Los Angeles Declaration of Local Emergency effective on March 4, 2020, terminated on February 1, 2023, ending the COVID-19 rental protections offered during the pandemic. The provisions applied to all residential rental units in the City of Los Angeles. As of Today, August 1st, back rent becomes due for tenants, or they could face eviction.

Non-Payment of Rent

The City’s local COVID emergency order expired on January 31, 2023. Beginning February 1, 2023, tenants must pay their full current monthly rent in order to avoid eviction for non-payment of rent.

COVID-19 Rental Debt

Tenants who are not covered by the Declaration of Financial Distress process described above continue to have protections for unpaid COVID-19 rental debt and must pay their debt as follows in order to avoid eviction:

  • Rent owed from March 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, tenants must pay by August 1, 2023.
  • Rent owed from October 1, 2021 to January 31, 2023, tenants must pay by February 1, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: My landlord is pressing for a repayment plan for the unpaid COVID-19 debt. Can landlords require tenants to agree to a repayment plan although my income is still impacted by COVID-19?

A: No, a tenant is not required to enter into a repayment plan for unpaid rent. However, it is a good idea to keep your landlord updated on when you will be able to pay back the rent if possible. Tenants have until August 1, 2023, to pay back unpaid COVID-19 debt from rent owed from 3/1/2020 to 9/30/2021; and rent owed from 10/1/2021 to 1/31/2023 tenants must pay by February 1, 2024.

Q: I am still impacted by COVID-19, will my landlord be able to evict me if I do not pay my rent beginning on April 1, 2023?

A: Yes, tenants must pay their full current monthly rent since there are no longer eviction protections due to COVID-19 for non-payment of rent beginning April 1, 2023. Tenants still have eviction protections for unpaid COVID-19 rental debt accrued from 3/1/2020 to 1/31/2023.

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