Los Angeles County renters who’ve suffered financial setbacks because of the COVID-19 pandemic can soon apply for thousands of dollars in assistance to help them get on top of their payments.
The application period for the income-based L.A. County COVID-19 Rent Relief program opens Monday and will remain open until Aug. 31. Up to $10,000 will be given to households that meet the program’s income guidelines.
The emergency rent relief is financed through $100 million in federal CARES Act money. Its goal is to help about 9,000 households.
Half of the available money will be directed to residents who live in specific ZIP Codes the county identified where residents are at higher risk