Los Angeles renters can now apply for the Emergency Renters Assistance Program, which is "designed to help eligible residents who owe back rent since the time of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to stop people from being evicted."
Below are the qualifications for those interested in getting assistance:
- Must be a resident of Los Angeles
- One or more individuals within the household have experienced a loss of employment, reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship between March 2020 and now
- Have unpaid rent due to current landlord for any month(s) between April 1, 2020, through now
- Household income is at or below 80% of the area median income