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Read below to learn about COVID-19 Rent Relief Program for City of Los Angeles Residents

This page last updated on June 30, 2020.

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Emergency Renters Assistance Fund

Join the LA City Emergency Renters Assistance Fund and Help Our Vulnerable Neighbors in Need

The fund helps with rental assistance to individuals and families experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by a severe reduction of work hours or job loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Los Angeles Safer-at-Home orders.


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.

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Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program


July 13, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

The Los Angeles Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program will provide a temporary rent subsidy for tenants who live in the City of Los Angeles and are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible tenants are those whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, which is $83,500 for a family of 4. The rent subsidy will be paid directly to the tenant’s landlord on the tenant’s behalf.

Renter Protections

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.

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Best Practices

To get through this COVID-19 emergency crisis, and to ensure the people of Los Angeles stay housed and landlords preserve their properties, HCID highly recommends tenants and landlords work together.


  • Communicate with your landlord about your inability to pay if your income is affected by the COVID-19 emergency.
  • Do not ignore any notices issued by the landlord or property manager.
  • If you file a complaint (case) with HCID, be sure to comply with the requirements and documentation requested by HCID.
  • All tenants are still responsible for any lawfully charged rents due.

Landlords and Property Managers

  • Work with tenants, during the Emergency Declaration period.
  • Communicate with the tenant about their ability to pay.
  • Do not ignore the tenant protections in place.
  • Thank you for helping to prevent the displacement of your tenants.