The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was authorized by the Los Angeles City Council on August 25, 2021. (ERAP). Now, both renters and landlords in the city who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak will receive additional rental aid. Through this program, residents will have access to federal emergency rental relief funding that has been allocated thus far. Those who are eligible for rent assistance will be able to take advantage of this service.
As a result of a new collaboration formed between the City of Los Angeles and the State of California, all eligible renters and landlords in the city will now get rental assistance.
Los Angeles City residents and landlords can apply for rental assistance and unpaid utilities through the “Housing is Key” program of the California State Legislature.
Candidates who have been recommended to HousingIsKey.com as part of their application status are encouraged to do so (Check your status here).
Landlords and tenants in the City of Los Angeles who did not apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Renters Assistance Program in 2021
Tenants and landlords who have been reimbursed for months of rental assistance that the City did not cover may seek additional financial assistance through the City’s Housing Choice Voucher Program.
In the first wave of federal assistance, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) will continue to administer $235.5 million in rental assistance to tenants who have fallen behind on their monthly payments. You can check your application status by visiting this page, where you will be notified of your status. People who have been accepted into the program will get payments in the next several weeks. Both tenants and landlords will be made aware of the payment and the length of the rental assistance they will receive.
The Los Angeles Housing Department will send specific instructions to renters who have previously filed for the city’s Emergency Renters Assistance program. Here, you’ll find additional details.
The “Housing is Key” initiative requires a new account and application, regardless of whether you have previously supplied information to the City. After April 30, 2021, all residents of Los Angeles were given priority consideration for the City’s program if they applied before that date, even if their application was not sponsored by the City. Tenants and landlords alike will be able to apply for the service.