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Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors Votes To Spend $30M On Rent Relief

Los Angeles Daily News-

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, June 23, to spend up to $30 million on rent relief and extended a local moratorium on evictions for 30 days.

A motion co-authored by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas originally recommended pulling up to $20 million in funding earmarked for affordable housing for a new rent relief program. That would have required relaxing a rule set by the board in 2015 that requires at least 75% of $100 million set aside for the Affordable Housing Programs Budget Unit be spent on new housing or renovations.

Supervisor Janice Hahn asked that the motion be amended to raise the amount to $30 million and to draw the money from coronavirus relief funds instead.

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