‘Should landlords forgive delinquent rents during COVID-19?’

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STREET BEAT

Tawana Caldwell

Los Angeles

“I do think landlords should have some type of consideration for the tenants. … I think the landlord should be compensated through a grant or loan for the money they’re not getting from the tenants.”

Kendra T.

Los Angeles

“Yes. It’s hard right now. A lot of people don’t have jobs to pay their rent. What are they supposed to do? … Are they supposed to be homeless? It’s not right.”

Glen Harold

Los Angeles

“Yes, because too many people don’t have jobs out here as it is, so the landlords need to cut them some type of slack until the pandemic is over.”

Tiffany Walker

Gardena

“Yes, because a lot of people are not getting paid. … But if they can pay, they should pay. If you can’t pay, then don’t. Some of these landlords are slumlords anyway, so they can hold off on the rent.”

Alma Hewitt

Los Angeles

“Under certain circumstances, yes.  If they’ve lost their job.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson at Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center in South Los Angeles.