New rent relief program for city residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will accept applications Monday, July 13 at 8:00 AM through Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM
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 (ERAS) program was created by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, the City Council and the Housing + Community Investment Department of LA (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. HCIDLA will implement the ERAS program.
Applicant households must be residents of the City of LA, able to prove their tenancy (with a written lease, for example), with an annual household income at or below 80% of Area median Income. Eligible residents are able to apply regardless of immigration status. Households will be selected from a lottery after the application window closes on July 17.
“Demand will be high and serve as a reminder that the federal government must offer billions more in housing assistance if we are going to help all who need assistance to remain in their homes during and after this pandemic,” City Council President Nury Martinez recently told ABC 7 in an interview on the ERAS program.
For more information about the program, the application process, and answers to frequently asked questions from tenants and landlords, head to https://hcidla.lacity.org/.