LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles officials Wednesday provided more details regarding an emergency rent relief subsidy to help low-income city residents who may have seen a spike in their rents ahead of a new state rent cap which takes effect in 2020.


The program, which was unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council last month, provides $3 million to help low-income tenants pay their rent through the end of the year.


It comes in response to complaints that – in the wake of the passage of Assembly Bill 1482 — some landlords have targeted their tenants with no-fault eviction notices or large rent hikes during the brief three-month window before the statewide rent control law takes effect Jan. 1.

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