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With coronavirus-era eviction protections expiring across the country and rent payment waivers not far behind, the already-precarious situation of many low-income Americans is about to get worse -- particularly in Los Angeles, where housing costs are some of the highest in the nation.

his week alone more than 11,000 city workers plan to strike at several locations in Los Angeles, and hotel workers are expected to continue their “rolling strikes” that temporarily target various hotels.

20 housing-related bills the California Legislature will consider in its final month of action after a record number of bills was introduced during the current session

Roberto Velasco Álvarez, recibió a una delegación de senadores estatales de California, encabezada por la senadora María Elena Durazo, para conversar sobre la amplia agenda bilateral y continuar estrechando los profundos lazos entre México y el estado de California.

During the pandemic, California tasked the department with administering more than $5 billion in state and federal funds to assist vulnerable tenants with rent relief through California’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. A surge in denials beginning after the closure propelled advocates to sue, alleging that eligible renters were rejected and left without financial aid. Tenant advocates sued the housing department in June 2022 for distributing funds through an application process they characterized as muddled with barriers for low-income and vulnerable individuals unfamiliar with navigating government bureaucracy. Despite the settlement, rent debt leftover from the pandemic will remain a source of stress, eviction and homelessness.

It would raise California's current base pay to $25 hourly for certain employees in hospitals and other facilities.

In a small Central Valley town called Planada, months after the storms hit, about half the homes remain in disrepair and residents "are still digging themselves out." Farm workers lost months of wages, many undocumented so they are unable to apply for unemployment or federal disaster aid.

Councilman Pro Tem Curren Price, Dolores Huerta, Yvonne Wheeler, labor leaders and civil rights activists came together to declare "Miguel Contreras Day" on Cinco de Mayo.