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Santa Monica Renters Can Apply For County Rental Assistance Starting 8-17-2020

In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program is set to launch on Monday, August 17, 2020, and will remain open for a two-week period, closing on August 31, 2020.  The program’s goal is to assist between 8,000 to over 9,000 households.

The emergency rental assistance provided is intended to meet the needs of low-income renters who have struggled to pay their rent and/or who are behind on paying rent due to the economic impacts caused by the pandemic. Those who are most at need will be targeted with more assistance.

This program is open to Santa Monica renters.  If you need rental assistance, we urge you to review the more detailed information from the County provided below, and to submit your application as soon as the program launches on August 17, 2020.

Program Details
The LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief application will open on August 17, 2020, for income-eligible renters in Los Angeles County. 
Eligible Renters
This program is open to renters in Los Angeles County, with the exception of residents living in the City of Los Angeles. Please click here to view the list of targeted zip codes.
Eligible renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their landlord must provide a W-9 and sign a participation agreement in order to have the rent paid on behalf of the tenant.
How to Apply
Applications will open on August 17, 2020, and you can submit your application at or by dialing 2-1-1. 
Frequently Asked Questions
The LACDA has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions at Rent Relief Frequently Asked Questions – English. If you have any additional questions, please call 2-1-1.

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