LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief
The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act – SB91 (Act) was signed into law on January 29, 2021. The Act extends eviction protections to COVID-19 impacted tenants and establishes the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
California Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2021:
Los Angeles County will be participating in the California State-Wide Rental Assistance Program. Details for this program are under-way. The California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency will be releasing additional program information soon. For program updates and resources, please visit HousingIsKey.com.
211 LA Spotlight
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Things to Know:
211 LA is not running a Los Angeles County Rent Relief Program at this time.
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Local Government Rental Assistance:
Multiple cities in Los Angeles County are conducting their own rental assistance programs. If you are a resident of one of the following cities, please click on the city you live in for more information:
City of Long Beach - More information coming soon
City of Santa Clarita - More information coming soon
City of Los Angeles
The city of Los Angeles has created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) under Senate Bill 91, for eligible individuals at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI). The program can pay 80% of a tenant’s past due rent if the landlord agrees to waive the remaining 20%. If a landlord does not agree, the program can pay 25% of the tenant’s past due rent, as well as up to 25% of the tenant’s upcoming rent, for 3 months.
Individuals without computer access, and those who need application assistance, can call (833) 373-0587, Mon through Fri, 8am to 8pm. To apply, visit hcidla.lacity.org.
State-Wide Eviction Moratorium Extended
The Act extends tenant protections included in the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (AB 3088) to June 30, 2021. These protections were originally set to expire on February 1, 2021. The Act includes the same eligibility and program rules as before including:
- Prevents evictions for nonpayment of rent by tenants experiencing a COVID-19 hardship.
- Available to any tenant who timely attests under penalty of perjury that he/she has not been able to pay full rent due to COVID-19-related circumstances.
- If a tenant pays at least 25 percent of his/her rent owed between September 2020 and June 2021, they are permanently protected from eviction for not paying their full rent during this period; however, they will still owe their landlord all unpaid rent.
- Landlords may still proceed with certain other types of “just cause” evictions unrelated to a tenant’s failure to pay rent.