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Emergecny Renters Assistance Subsidy Program

City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program

The application period for the City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program has closed. Unfortunately, due to the economic impact of COVID-19 on Angelenos, the demand for rental assistance exceeds the available funds.

Program Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Background

To assist LA’s tenants and landlords affected by the current COVID-19 health pandemic, and prevent displacement of renters, the citywide Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program was created by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, the City Council and HCIDLA, with the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti. The program will provide a temporary rent subsidy for tenants in the City of Los Angeles who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program allocates $103,000,000 to provide a rent subsidy to Los Angeles City renters impacted by the COVID-19 health pandemic and is anticipated to assist 50,000 Los Angeles households. The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is charged with the implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program (ERAS).


About The Program

Information and Eligibility

The Los Angeles City Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program will provide a temporary rent subsidy for eligible residential tenants in the City of Los Angeles who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsidy will provide a grant of up to $1,000 per month to cover the monthly lease rent (based on the rent paid as of March 1, 2020), with a maximum of $2,000 per household. The rent subsidy will be paid directly to the tenant’s landlord on the tenant’s behalf. This program will be available to renters of multifamily rental housing who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Residents of the City of Los Angeles, regardless of immigration status. To verify if you live in the City of Los Angeles, go to: neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org;
  2. Households that can provide proof of tenancy;
  3. Household annual income at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) level prior to the COVID-19 crisis; and

    2019 HUD Low-Income Limits for Los Angeles (Formerly known as 80% of AMI)

    Household Size 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
    Income Limit $58,450 $66,800 $75,150 $83,500 $90,200 $96,900 $103,550 $110,250
    Household Size Income Limit
    1 Person $58,450
    2 Persons $66,800
    3 Persons $75,150
    4 Persons $83,500
    5 Persons $90,200
    6 Persons $96,900
    7 Persons $103,550
    8 Persons $110,250

    A tenant whose income is 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income, as adjusted for household size, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Effective April 24, 2019)

  4. Households that can provide documentation of loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 after March 13, 2020.

Check your application status here:

To check your application status over the phone, call 1-844-944-1868; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TTY line (for hearing or speach impaired): 1-844-325-1398


Frequently Asked Questions

Tenants FAQs

Landlords FAQs


Emergency Renters Relief Program Flyers

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Your donation will help low-wage workers who are facing extreme economic hardship due to COVID-19. Donations to this fund will assist renters in the City of Los Angeles to be able to stay in their homes.

COVID-19

To assist residential renters who have been economically impacted by the Coronavirus, the Mayor and the City Council have adopted tenant protections on evictions and rent increases in the City of Los Angeles.

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Renter Protection

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