Rent Relief in LA from COVID-19 now Resumed

By Rachel Lampert

Landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic were facing the challenges of losing tenants and
funds. Luckily there is a new program designed to help those to move forward.

There has been a rent relief program put into place which is could potentially help landlords with
up to $30,000.00 in compensation per unit. As of right now, the application window has been
available since Monday, May 20th, and will be closing at 4:59 pm on Tuesday, June 4th. The
program covers rent that was past due and utility bills.

LAist writer– Jill Replogle, describes the true origin of how the rent relief program came
together. Repogle says. “The goal of the program is to prevent evictions while relieving landlords
of financial burdens caused by their tenants’ inability to pay rent as a result of job loss, illness, or
other hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” It helps those small landlords feel more
secure about the rental situation and have that peace of mind.

According to the official website for LA County Relief, they mention they are providing a
certain number of grants which are specifically for those who are eligible the amount of money
they’re willing to give is a total of $68,666,000.00 The website says. “If you are a tenant and
have been unable to pay your rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please share with your
landlord and encourage them to apply. The application is only available for landlords.” This total
directly comes from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) for those who
are affiliated with Los Angeles County.

If you are a landlord or know of someone who is, you can file an application here at LA County
Relief, (877) 849-0770 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PT not open during federal or state
holidays. The other alternative is speaking with the LA County Board of Supervisors (213)
974-1411 and attending a city council meeting by dialing 311 or 213-473-3231.
References :
LA County Rent Relief Program Portal. LA County Rent Relief. (n.d.).
Replogle, J. (2024, May 15). LA County to reopen COVID-era rent relief for landlords. LAist.
Meet your government. City Council Meetings | City of Los Angeles. (n.d.).
La Bos. LA BOS. (n.d.).

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