The city of Los Angeles in partnership with the state of California has reopened its application for rent relief funds.
Tenants who have fallen behind on rent or other payments to their landlord due to financial hardship caused by the pandemic are now able to apply for rent relief in the city of Los Angeles.
Eligible renters and landlords may get assistance for 100% of overdue rent and assistance for future rent payments.
“Close to 90% of residents in my district are renters, and families here are having trouble affording food, let alone affording rent,” said assembly member Miguel Santiago. “Now that we have a rent relief application open, it is absolutely essential to conduct outreach to tell Angelenos that these funds are available and show how they can apply.”
To be eligible, renters need to demonstrate financial hardship related to the pandemic and make 80% or less of the Los Angeles area median income, which is less than $66,250 for an individual or $94,600 for a family of four. Landlords are also able to apply for the program.
The rent relief funds are part of the $5.2 billion allocated by the legislature. This rent relief application period for Los Angeles marks the second round of rent relief funds. The first round allocated $235.5 million and this round will allocate $260.2 million.
Applicants should visit HousingIsKey.com or call the California Housing is Key COVID-19 Assistance Line at (833)687-0967 to apply for rent relief over the phone.
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