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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.

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.

Los Angeles County Updates: July 9, 2021 

The Los Angeles County Temporary Eviction Moratorium, effective March 4, 2020, through September 30, 2021*, unless repealed or extended by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, places a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial* tenants, including mobile home space renters. Under the County’s Moratorium, tenants may not be evicted for COVID-19 related nonpayment of rent,  failure to pay back rent under the terms of a repayment plan for rent accrued during the Moratorium, as well as no-fault reasons, nuisance, denying entry to a landlord, or unauthorized occupants or pets – if related to COVID-19.

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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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Local Government Rental Assistance:

Multiple cities in Los Angeles County are conducting their own rental assistance programs. If you are a resident of one of the following cities, please click on the city you live in for more information:

 

For Residents in the Cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Santa Clarita

The Cities of Los AngelesLong Beach, and Santa Clarita will be launching their own Rental Assistance Program. Please see the information below for each city.

City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program
Application period CLOSED on April 30, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

City of Long Beach
Click here to apply.
The application deadline has been extended to Sunday, July 11, 2021.

City of Santa Clarita
Application period CLOSED on April 30, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

City of Los Angeles 

The application period to apply for the 2021 COVID-19 City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program has ended. For those that submitted an application, you can check the status of your application below under STATUS LOOKUP. Payments have begun for those tenants that have been approved and payments will continue until the end of December 2021. For those that were not able to apply before the deadline, the application may open again if additional funds become available. If the application opens again, the application link will appear on this site.

Please note in the City of Los Angeles, tenants cannot be evicted before the expiration of the City's Emergency Declaration. The City's Emergency Declaration is still in effect and will continue to be effective until further notice. The City of Los Angeles ordinance protects tenants that have unpaid rent due to COVID-19 until August 1, 2022. If you receive an eviction notice, please file a complaint by calling (866) 557-7368 or online or seek legal assistance at Stay Housed L.A. For more information regarding the COVID-19 renter protections, please click here.

 

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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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