Stay Housed LA County

CONSUMER AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

County Spending Category
2.4 Stable Housing
Federal Expenditure Category
Household Assistance: Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Aid
Project Launch Date
04/30/2022
Anticipated End Date
12/31/2024
Interpretation Languages
  • Spanish
  • Armenian
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Vietnamese
Written Languages
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Vietnamese

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Households Served
    5085
  • Number of Households Receiving Eviction Prevention Services (Including Legal Representation)
    5085
  • Number of Tenant Households Provided with Short-Term Rental Assistance
    39
  • Number of educational events held
    207
  • Number of Households Provided with Tenant Navigation Services
    974
  • Number of Tenant Households Provided with Limited-Scope Legal Representation
    808
  • Number of Contractor Agreements Initated for Delivery of Program Services
    1
  • Number of Tenant Households Provided with Legal Assistance
    4049
  • Number of in-person and virtual workshops, presentations,town halls and videoconferences conducted
    0
  • Number of Tenant Housesholds who successfully adjudicate their eviction defense case
    26
  • Number of referrals made for related legal, wraparound and supportive services
    301
  • Numbers of Tenant Households Provided with Full-Scope Legal Representation
    943
  • Total Tenants Reached
    0
  • Number of Educational Events Held
    98

Target Populations

Project Description

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the affordable housing and eviction crisis that was being experienced across the region and Stay Housed L.A. County was launched to serve as the first line of defense for vulnerable tenants experiencing financial hardships due to the pandemic. To help address the housing crises, the Board prioritized a number of programs intended to reduce homelessness, address tenant vulnerability, and expand access to legal assistance in order to keep residents safely housed. While eviction moratoriums were enacted across the state and region in response to the health emergency, the County anticipated a huge rise in evictions once national, state, and local eviction moratoria expired and the County wanted to take steps to mitigate the detrimental economic effects of such a surge. Between January and June 2023, the County has seen over 23,000 unlawful detainer filings. The monthly eviction filing average has not seen these levels since 2015. Thus, the County took and is taking swift action to approve the creation of an emergency eviction prevention program in July of 2020 that served as the foundation for a more comprehensive eviction defense program that was branded and launched as Stay Housed L.A. County in September of 2020. Building upon prior efforts, the Stay Housed L.A. County project is a funded partnership between Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), non-profit community organizations, and non-profit legal aid organizations to provide tenants living in vulnerable and historically underserved communities within the County of Los Angeles and outside the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles—which operates its own eviction defense program—with the information, resources, services, and support they need to exercise their rights so that they can remain safely in their homes if they’re at-risk of losing their rental housing through a formal eviction proceeding. More specifically, Stay Housed L.A. County delivers tenants with the following culturally competent services: a countywide, multilingual public information and awareness campaign on tenant rights and resources; targeted outreach and education to tenants living in specific historically underserved and vulnerable communities;; free limited scope legal assistance and full scope legal representation to income eligible tenants; and short-term rental assistance to income eligible tenants. Tenants are also provided with tenant navigation services to ensure that they are connected to the right resources and referred to other relevant supporting services offered by other County departments or non-profit organizations that can help stabilize their rental housing and/or help close the justice gap in the areas of housing and evictions. Project will also fund administrative and staff costs to develop and implement this program.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description By December 31, 2024, provide access to services including legal representation and rental assistance that help stabilize housing for at least 4,000 low-income tenants living in historically underserved communities in LA County.

Objective Description Provide limited and full scope legal assistance to at least 3,00 income eligible tenants between May 13, 2022 through June 30, 2024

Activity Description In partnership with contracted/subcontracted legal aid non-profits, provide full scope legal representation to at least 3000 income eligible tenants
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
4 Service Delivery Numbers of Tenant Households Provided with Full-Scope Legal Representation 1200.00
27 Service Delivery Numbers of Tenant Households Provided with Full-Scope Legal Representation 1800.00

Activity Description In partnership with contracted/subcontracted legal aid non-profits, provide limited scope legal assistance to at least 3000 income eligible tenants
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
5 Service Delivery Number of Tenant Households Provided with Limited-Scope Legal Representation 2000.00
36 Service Delivery Number of Tenant Households Provided with Limited-Scope Legal Representation 2000.00

Activity Description At least 1,500 tenants in Los Angeles County at risk of eviction or homelessness will successfully adjudicate their cases
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of Tenant Housesholds who successfully adjudicate their eviction defense case 1000.00
26 Program Outcome Number of Tenant Housesholds who successfully adjudicate their eviction defense case 1000.00

Objective Description Provide financial assistance to at least 283 income eligible tenants between May 13, 2022 through June 30, 2024

Activity Description In partnership with contracted/subcontracted legal aid non-profits, provide short-term rental assistance to 283 income eligible tenants.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
12 Service Delivery Number of Tenant Households Provided with Short-Term Rental Assistance 133.00
32 Program Outcome Number of Tenant Households Provided with Short-Term Rental Assistance 150.00

Objective Description Fund at least 25 partners to deliver program services between May 13, 2022 through June 30, 2023;

Activity Description Issue a Request for Proposals and execute 1 primary contractor agreement by May 13, 2022
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
28 Service Delivery Number of Contractor Agreements Initated for Delivery of Program Services 1.00

Outcome Description Increase housing stability of at least 3,000 LA County tenants by perserving their existing rental housing or relocate to new rental housing using financial assistance.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
12 Service Delivery Number of Tenant Households Provided with Short-Term Rental Assistance 133.00
32 Program Outcome Number of Tenant Households Provided with Short-Term Rental Assistance 150.00

Goal Description By December 31, 2024, provide at least 100,000 LA County tenants information regarding tenant rights and responsibilities and eviction defense and financial assistance services resulting in increased awareness of and access to Countywide services and resources for tenants.

Objective Description Conduct direct outreach and education to at least 100,000 tenants between May 13, 2022 through June 30, 2024

Activity Description In partnership with subcontracted community-based organizations, deliver direct tenant outreach to educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities and the services provided under Stay Housed L.A. County via the following methods, with an emphasis on reaching targeted, historically underserved communities and tenants as determined by the TVI: Phone calls and text messages,Door-to-door outreach ,Traditional mail and Tabling at public events.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Number of Educational Events Held 200.00
14 Service Delivery Number of educational events held 118.00
29 Service Delivery Number of referrals made for related legal, wraparound and supportive services

Objective Description Provide 4,000 tenants with tenant navigation services between May 13, 2022 through June 30, 2024

Activity Description In partnership with contracted/subcontracted legal aid nonprofits and community-based organizations, conduct tenant navigation services and referrals to housing related supportive and wrap around services
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Number of Households Provided with Tenant Navigation Services 4000.00
15 Service Delivery Number of Households Provided with Tenant Navigation Services 4000.00

Outcome Description At least 100,000 County tenants increase their awareness and access to County information, services and resources available to tenants.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
2 Program Outcome Total Tenants Reached 100000.00
3 Program Outcome Total Tenants Reached 200000.00