Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The order does not relieve a tenant from the obligation to pay rent, or restrict the landlord’s ability to recover rent that is due. The protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended. The order also requests banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and related evictions during this time period. The full Executive Order can be found here.
Los Angeles County utilities are providing resources and relief to eligible residents. Please visit this web page for future updates.
Public Works will not shut off or stop services for customers who are delinquent or behind in service or permit payments until this order is lifted. This includes water, sewer and trash pick-up services. For any inquires, Public Works’ 24 hour/7 day dispatch number is 800-675-4357.
Southern California Edison is implementing the following provisions immediately:
Suspension of Disconnections for Non-Payment: Eligibility:
All Residential and Commercial Customers Effective immediately, SCE will suspend disconnections for non-payment Flexible Payment Plans to Impacted Customers Eligibility:
Customers who contact SCE and self-identify as being impacted financially by the COVID-19 emergency
- Customers with current accounts – Will be offered a one-time, up to 60-day, extension
- Customers with past due amounts – Will be offered up to 6-month payment arrangement
- SCE will work with the customer to accommodate a customer’s unique situation that may result in a payment arrangement for up to 12 months.
- Visit Southern California Edison or Clean Power Alliance for more information