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Applications for L.A. Rent Relief Open July 13

July 8, 2020 by Juliet Bennett Rylah
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If you’re a Los Angeles tenant who is struggling to pay rent due to COVID-19, you can apply for relief starting next Monday.

Los Angeles City Council voted on June 23 to approve the $100 million renter relief program. Up to 50,000 tenants can receive up to $1,000 per month for a maximum of three months. The payments are made directly to the tenant’s landlord.

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Applications open on July 13 at 8 a.m. and close on July 17 at 11:59 p.m. The application period isn’t first-come, first-served. Applicants are selected at random after the window closes. You should only apply once. 

Eligible tenants must:

  • Live in the city of Los Angeles
  • Provide proof of tenancy (such as your lease)
  • Meet the program’s income limits of at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have been affected financially by COVID-19, such as loss of income, reduced hours, medical costs related to COVID-19, or increased childcare costs due to closed schools and daycare facilities

You can see more information on the Housing + Community Investment Department’s (HCIDLA) website here or call 844-944-1868 or 844-325-1398 (speech or hearing impaired). 

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