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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.

Upcoming Tenant Information Workshops:

Join the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) at one of our scheduled webinars as we discuss the City’s “COVID-19 Residential Protections.” The webinars will provide an update on the City of Los Angeles’ current renter protections, as well as the State of California’s COVID-19 eviction protections. The webinar will also include a summary of the legal services provided by the City’s new COVID-19 Eviction Defense Program (EDP). The workshops will be presented by LAHD Rent Stabilization Division staff. Sessions will be via Zoom. Call 213-928-9075 to sign up to attend or click the button below to register.

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Eviction protection end on September 30th, 2021. Apply for free rental assistance to protect renters from eviction based on prior unpaid rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply in English or several other languages, go to housing.ca.gov or call the toll-free helpline: (833) 687-0967.

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CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed.

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program helps income-eligible households with rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provided tenant (renter) protection laws and funding to support this program and was signed by Governor Newsom in January 2021.

Depending on the address of your rental property, you may be eligible for a local program. Click Apply Now to determine which program is right for you.

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Program Highlights 

What you should know. 

  • Free financial assistance is available to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid or future rent or utilities.
  • Landlords and renters are both encouraged to apply.
  • Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.
  • Assistance from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program does NOT count as earned income (for renters). It will NOT affect eligibility for any other state benefit assistance programs, such as CalFresh or CalWORKS.
  • All applicant information is kept private and will not be shared.
  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Priority assistance will be given to income-eligible households most at-risk of eviction.
  • Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of the next steps.

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Questions?

For additional information, including eligibility and application help, call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 833-430-2122.

If you need assistance in another language, or to get help to see if you’re eligible, help you fill out an application, or upload required paperwork, schedule an appointment with an organization near you by calling 833-687-0967.

Things to Know:

211 LA is not running a Los Angeles County Rent Relief Program at this time.

211 LA is able to connect you to health and social services information available to you in L.A. County.

If you would like to continue to receive updates from 211 LA, including announcements and guidance for the State-Wide Rental Assistance Program when it becomes available, please sign up for our newsletter, below. You will not continue to receive rent relief updates unless you complete the newsletter sign-up process.

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Additional Resources 

If you need immediate assistance with food, utilities, or other supports, you can find local resources through our Community Resource Database search at 211la.org/resources, or by calling 2-1-1.

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Stay housed, Stay Safe

If you have received an eviction notice or are concerned about being evicted, please visit stayhousedla.org for up-to-date information about your rights as a tenant, or to get legal assistance for your situation.

ALERT: LONG HOLD TIMES

Please be aware that there are currently long wait times for the 2-1-1 line due to the number of people calling related to COVID-19. Our team of Community Resource Advisors is working to assist as many people as quickly as possible. If you call, you have the option to receive a call back when you are next in line. 

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