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The City Attorney’s Office has summarized the temporary moratorium on evictions as it pertains to rent payments: Important Information for Renters Regarding Rent Payments


The City of Santa Monica has issued a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent by residential tenants impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), effective immediately.
– The City’s press release: Temporary Moratorium on Evictions
– The City’s Supplemental Proclamation: Supplemental Information Regarding Temporary Moratorium on Evictions
– City’s FAQs on temporary moratorium on eviction is here: Frequently Asked Questions
– City’s list of resources: City’s List of Community Resources


The Eviction Defense Network (in Los Angeles) is offering tenants free online consultation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Email [email protected] with questions and include relevant documents if you can. If you do not have access to the email their office hours are M-F 9:00AM-6:00PM at 1930 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90057.


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has closed their office reception areas to visitors, starting Monday, March 16 through the end of the month. However, applicants can access LAFLA services by calling 800-399-4529 between 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and 1-4:30 p.m. for intake only, Monday through Friday; or applying online for help. All current client activity will be conducted remotely when possible. Clinics will be held by telephone or video conference when possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for clients with disabilities.


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Next SMRR meeting:
April 11, 2020


Recycling News: What to know what goes into each bin? Don’t know if something should be recycled, composted or placed in the trash bin? We can help. A representative of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery and Recycling department came to a recent SMRR meeting and answered questions about the current state of recycling in Santa Monica. Click here for more information.