BOYLE HEIGHTS, Calif. — The eviction moratorium ended in September, but California Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is working hard to inform low-income renters in downtown Los Angeles — which has the highest need for help in his district — that there are still protections and funding available that would cover 100% of back rent.
The East LA YMCA has also been informing people, like the Neal family, that they are eligible for free rent and utility relief through a workshop.
"It’s just a lot. Parents we (are) out here stressed out. (We) can’t pay our bills on time. I went from paying the bills, to paying the half to can’t even afford it. This program really helps,” said Anneisha Neal, who has four little ones at home.