Rent Relief Program Can't Come Soon Enough for Angelenos on the Brink

Spectrum News 1 - It’s been a long time since Adela Peñabla has gotten a good night’s sleep. "My body starts to shake and I have depression,” she said. 

An immigrant from El Salvador, Peñabla moved to Southern California 18 years ago, making a living as a street vendor. She’s been renting a tiny room in house in South L.A., where she cooks her meals in a make shift kitchen, using bottled water in lieu of a sink.

She’s been able to make just enough to cover her $370 a month rent, until the pandemic hit and her income dried up overnight.

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