Cancel Rent! Cancel Mortgages!

Cancel Rent! Cancel Mortgages!

The total amount of unpaid rent debt for LA County could be as high as $1.34 billion by January 2021.1 Angelenos need relief now.

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Los Angeles Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Policy Platform

This three-part policy framework outlines a plan for local action to protect public health, maintain housing stability, and facilitate economic recovery by cancelling rent obligations, providing mortgage relief for vulnerable homeowners and landlords, and providing targeted financial relief to impacted landlords.

Plataforma de Política de Cancelación de Hipotecas y Alquileres de Los Ángeles

Este marco de política de tres partes describe un plan para la acción local para proteger la salud pública, mantener la estabilidad de la vivienda y facilitar la recuperación económica mediante la cancelación de las obligaciones de alquiler, proporcionando alivio hipotecario para los propietarios y propietarios vulnerables, y brindando un alivio financiero específico a los propietarios afectados.


Cancel Rent & Mortgages – Healthy LA Teach In

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Data Brief for the Healthy LA Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Platform

Those at the lowest income levels–tenants, and people of color–who are disproportionately devastated by the pandemic, also face disproportionate job losses and are more likely to be behind on rent. READ MORE


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Since March, almost 70%, of all low-income households have lost income during the pandemic.2 As of Dec 7, 2020, an estimated average of 660,846 renters in the Los Angeles metropolitan area (MSA) are behind on their rent.3 Join the movement!

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Join+Email Your Rep – Individuals

We are urging the Los Angeles City Council and the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County to sign the Housing is Health Pledge.

Our elected officials must commit to introduce and vote in support of policies that:

  • Cancel Rent Download Policy Platform in ENGLISH and SPANISH
  • Cancel Mortgage debt of homeowners and small landlords

  • Codify a Right to Counsel for tenants facing eviction
  • Stop the Sweeps of our unhoused neighbors’ possessions and allocate funding to guarantee permanent housing to our unhoused neighbors, starting with Project Room Key participants

Use the form below to send a message to your representative urging them to sign the pledge. (We ask for your address to figure out which elected officials should get your message.)

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Campaign Endorsers


5 GyresA Place Called HomeAAPI Christians for Social JusticeAbundant Housing LA
Ace Los AngelesACLU of Southern CaliforniaActiveSGVAdvancement Project California
AFSCME District Council 36AFT1521 – Los Angeles College Faculty GuildAhri for JusticeAll California
Alliance for a Better CommunityAlliance for Community Transit (ACT-LA)Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)Alternative Field
American Federation of Musicians Local 47American Federation of Teachers Local 1521 Los Angeles College Faculty Guild – Student Internship ProgramAmerican Friends Service Committee – Los AngelesAmerican Indian Movement So Cal
Angeles WorkshopAnti-Eviction Mapping ProjectAnti-Racist Action Los AngelesAPI RISE
Arts for LAAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los AngelesAsian Americans for Housing and Environmental JusticeAsian Pacific Islander Forward Movement
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (AP3CON)Asians in LAAZULBASTA, INC.
Beit T’ShuvahBend the Arc: Jewish ActionBet TzedekBeverly and Vermont Community Land Trust
Biocitizen LABlack Jewish Justice AllianceBread HeadBrotherhood Crusade
Burbank Tenants’ Rights CommitteeCA Healthy Nail Salon CollaborativeCADRECalifornia Community Foundation
California LULACCalifornia OneCare Education FundCalifornia Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN)California Work & Family Coalition
California YIMBYCASA of Los AngelesCD TechChildren’s Defense Fund California
CLEAN Carwash CampaignClergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)Climate ResolveClockshop
Coalition for Economic SurvivalCoalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)CODEPINKCollective REMAKE
Committee for Better BanksCommunications Workers of America – District 9Communities For A Better EnvironmentCommunity Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Community CoalitionCommunity Health CouncilsCommunity Power CollectiveCRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages
CSHDeep Green Housing and Community DevelopmentDemocrats of Pasadena FoothillsDignity and Power Now
East LA Community Corporation (ELACC)East Los Angeles Women’s CenterEastside LEADSEcho Park Film Center
End Homelessness Now LAEnergy Efficiency for All-Los AngelesEsperanza Community Housing CorporationEviction Defense Network
Executive Service Corps of Southern CaliforniaFair Work Week LAFaith and Community Empowerment (formerly KCCD)Feel the Bern – SFV Democratic Club
Feminists in ActionFlatten the Curve NGOFood & Water WatchFood 4 Solidarity
Foothills KitchenFriends of the Los Angeles RiverFriends Of The ObservatoryFrom Lot to Spot
Garment Worker CenterGender Justice LAGrass Roots NeighborsGreen Party of Los Angeles County
Ground Game LAHabonim Dror Camp GilboaHand in Hand: Domestic Employers NetworkHaven Neighborhood Services
Heal the BayHealing CaliforniaHEART L.A. – Housing Equality & Advocacy Resource TeamHODG
Hollywood NOWHomeless Health Care Los AngelesHouseLA.orgHousing is a Human Right – AHF
Housing Rights CenterICNA Council for Social Justice – CaliforniaILM FoundationInclusive Action for the City
Inner City Law CenterInnerCity StruggleInquilinos UnidosInstitute for Transportation and Development Policy
Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA LuskinInstituto de Avance LatinoInstituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de CaliforniaInterfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
Interfaith Solidarity NetworkInvesting in PlaceInvisible PeopleJewish Center for Justice
Jewish Collaborative of Orange CountyJewish Voice for Peace, Los AngelesJobs to Move AmericaKeep Neighborhoods First
Khmer Girls in ActionKorean Resource Center (KRC)Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)
KPFKKTown for AllLa DefensaLA Forward
LA River Communities for Environmental Equity ( VoiceLA-MásLCLAA Los Angeles (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement)
League of Women Voters of Los AngelesLeap LabLegacy LALevel Ground
Liberty Hill FoundationLIFT-Los AngelesLittle Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)Long Beach Residents Empowered
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)Los Angeles Black Worker CenterLos Angeles Center for Community Law and ActionLos Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)
Los Angeles County Democratic PartyLos Angeles Metaphysical LibraryLos Angeles Neighborhood Land TrustLos Angeles Nightlife Alliance (LANA)
Los Angeles United Methodist Urban FoundationLos Angeles Urban LeagueLos Angeles WalksLos Angeles Workers Educational Society
March And Rally Los AngelesMaternal and Child Health AccessMAZON: A Jewish Response to HungerMe Too Survivors’ March International
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.MeToo SurvivorsMiguel Contreras FoundationMobile Workers Alliance
MomtivistMuseum of Social JusticeNational Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON Los Angeles)National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)
National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles (NCJW-LA)National Council of Jewish Women Long Beach/Serving Greater Long Beach and West Orange CountyNational Health FoundationNational Latino Evangelical Coalition
National Lawyers Guild of Los AngelesNational Organization of Legal Services WorkersNatural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)Neighborhood Housing Services of LA County (NHS-LA)
Nonprofit Finance FundOccupy /Abolish ICE L.AOne LA – IAFOrange County Alliance for Just Change
Our Revolution Los AngelesOurWaterLAPacoima BeautifulPara Los Ninos
Parent RevolutionPasadena Tenants UnionPeace Over ViolencePeople for Mobility Justice
People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER)Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA)Pilipino Workers Center of Southern CaliforniaPoor People’s Campaign California
Poor People’s Campaign Los AngelesPOPS the ClubPower CaliforniaPrevention Institute
Procovery InstituteProgressive Asian Network for ActionProject Mask LAPublic Counsel
Public Health AdvocatesPublic Health Awakened, LA chapterPUENTE Learning CenterResisterhood LA
Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los AngelesRoofers Local 36Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous PeoplesSafe Place for Youth
Sages & SeekersSanta Monica Democratic ClubSanta Monica Ecovillage Network (In formation)Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR)
SCOPESEE-LA (Social Eco Education-LA)Seeds for Youth DevelopmentSEIU Local 2015
SEIU Local 721SEIU Local 99Self Help Graphics & ArtSierra Club
SoCal 350 Climate ActionSocial Justice Learning InstituteSolidarity Research CenterSouth Central Farm
Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)Southern CA Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (SoCalCOSH)Stonewall Democratic ClubStories From The Frontline
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)Streets For AllStudents DeserveSunrise Movement Los Angeles
T.R.U.S.T. South LATaxi Workers Association of Los AngelesTeamsters Local 399Tenants Together
Thai Community Development CenterThe Center in HollywoodThe Dandelion CollectiveThe Dinner Party
The Future LeftThe Greenlining InstituteThe Trust for Public LandThe Wilderness Society
Toberman Neighborhood CenterU.S Vets Homeless Feeding & Housing ServicesUCLA Labor CenterUnincorporated Tenants United (UTU)
Union Station Homeless ServicesUnite a NationUnite Here Local 11United Parents and Students (UPAS)
United Steelworkers Local 675United Way of Greater Los AngelesUnrig LAUrban & Environmental Policy, Institute at Occidental College
Valley Jewish Community CenterVenice Community HousingVenice Equity AllianceVenice Justice Committee
West Valley Homes YESWestwood for AllWhite People 4 Black LivesWorksite Wellness LA
Would WorksYoung Storytellers

Religious Congregations & Denominations

Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic StudiesAll Saints Church PasadenaBeloved Everybody ChurchBeth Shir Shalom
Blessed Sacrament Church of HollywoodCentro de Vida Victoriosa AGChosen Generation Fellowship ChurchCulver City Presbyterian Church
Dolores Mission ChurchEpiscopal Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop’s OfficeFBC PasadenaHoly Faith Episcopal Church
IKAR Jewish CommunityImmanuel Presbyterian ChurchInglewood First UMCKnox Presbyterian
Leo Baeck TempleLos Angeles Faith ChapelMcCarty Memorial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Nefesh Jewish Community
New City Church of Los AngelesNorthland Village ChurchPazNazPresbytery of the Pacific
SamuelShtibl MinyanSt. Athanasius Episcopal ChurchSt. Luke’s Episcopal Church Los Angeles
St. Stephen’s Episcopal ChurchTemple Israel of HollywoodThe Congregational Church of ChatsworthThe RowLA – The Church Without Walls – Skid Row
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica: Faith In Action CommissionUnited Church of Christ, SoCal Nevada ConferenceUnited Methodist Church, Cal-Pac Conference, Justice & Compassion Ministries Office


ABBI RETAIL GROUP INC.Arlene Hopkins & AssociatesCastelblanco Law Group, APLCChâteau Shatto
Elder & Spencer, LLPGidebJohnson’s Water SolutionsK-Parking, LLC
Life Development GroupMelrose Lightspace StudioMomentum SolutionsOoga Booga
Plan it BluePoised Creatures ProductionsPowerMyLearning – Los AngelesRantum Scoot Productions
Responsive HomesRevolutionario North African TacosRon Milam ConsultingSarah Leddy Dance Project
Skid Row CoffeeSkid Row People’s MarketSocial Good SolutionsSound Connection LA
SWARD Productions, INC.The Strategist Company, LLCTrade Show TempsWeinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, A Professional Corporation