COVID-19 UPDATE: Rental Assistance Resources for Landlords & Tenants

April 6, 2020

 

 

Tenants and landlords are both feeling the pressure of April’s rent payments. Luckily, there are resources available to assist! In order to assist our clients and their tenants, we  are providing a list of organizations (and their requirements as available) that offer rental assistance in Los Angeles and/California:

 

Resident Relief Foundation: 

  • Currently only accepting applications to those facing imminent eviction.

  • Will offer more rental assistance once LA County Moratorium is lifted.

      Qualifications to apply (from website): 

  • You have received an eviction notice.

  • You’ve been a resident in your current community for 9+ months; NOTE: for those affected by COVID-19, this requirement has been temporarily reduced to 3 months. This will be in effect until April 15, 2020.

  • The financial crisis was unexpected and outside of your control.  In the event of a death, please be prepared to provide a copy of the death certificate;

  • You paid your rent timely every month for the previous five years – we allow only one late payment before the crisis; NOTE: for those affected by COVID-19, this requirement has been modified as follows. This will be in effect until April 15, 2020. 

    • For residencies of 1 year or less – 1 late payment

    • 2 years – 2 late payments

    • 3 years – 3 late payments

    • 4 years – 4 late payments

    • 5+ years – 5 late payments

  • You have not violated any terms of your lease;

  • You have enough income moving forward to cover your rent and expenses; alternatively, you have a good job prospect or other income expected within a specific period of time and can provide supporting documentation meaning job offer letter, proof of upcoming SS, disability or unemployment benefits, etc.;  For those affected by COVID-19, you just need to show that you have a job but can no longer go to work until the crisis is over. 

  • You agree to participate in eVolve, an online financial education program, at our expense, as a condition of receiving a grant.  You must be fully completed with the program before your request is submitted to our Board.

 

LA Family Housing:  (818) 982-4081

  • Must submit email on their website OR

  • Walk into the office for assistance

1736 Family Crisis Center:

  • Currently offers rental assistance to veterans and victims of domestic abuse.

  • Contact them directly via their 24-hour hotline:

(213) 745-6434

(213)222-1237
(310) 370-5902
(562) 388-7652

 

211 County of Los Angeles: (833) 223-7368

  • Does not currently offer direct financial assistance however does provide additional resources

For any other landlord or tenant questions, we recommend contacting the City of Los Angeles: directly (866) 557-7368.

 

 

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