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In pandemic, housing authority letters omit key tenant protection info
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By Amy Martyn | CalMatters Public housing authorities in California, especially Los Angeles, have left critical coronavirus relief information out of letters sent to tenants. Advocates say the lack of information could lead to tenants evicting themselves when they don’t have to. Not long after Gladys Garcia obtained a restraining order against her husband last August, letters arrived in her mailbox saying that her ex owed thousands of dollars in unpaid rent and faced possible eviction. The letters from the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles, or HACLA, came as a surprise to Garcia. She said she had...