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Los Angeles Launches Emergency Housing Assistance

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass, Councilmember Nithya Raman and Los Angeles Housing Department General Manager Ann Sewill today encouraged eligible Angelenos to apply for emergency rental assistance after the application window for the United To House Los Angeles (ULA) Emergency Renters Assistance Program opened this morning at 8:00 AM PT. The application portal will remain open through October 2 at 6:00 PM PT.

“We must do more to keep people housed, and I want to make sure eligible Angelenos begin applying today for rent relief for back rent owed during the COVID-19 pandemic or if you are currently experiencing a short-term hardship,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “We must continue to do all that we can to prevent Angelenos from falling into homelessness and help ensure small landlords have access to resources as well. I want to thank the City Council for their work in approving the Measure ULA expenditure plan to provide much needed rental relief to Angelenos living in our City. We will do all we can to ensure that a wave of evictions does not hit our City as we continue confronting the homelessness crisis.”

“In order to address our City’s homelessness crisis, we must also do everything in our power to keep people housed— and this begins with providing urgently needed support for renters,” said Councilmember Nithya Raman, Chair of the City Council’s Housing and Homelessness Committee. “The Emergency Renters Assistance Program, funded through Measure ULA, will provide critical support for Angelenos experiencing financial distress, and I encourage everyone eligible to apply. As we continue to work toward creating 100% affordable housing across our City, we are taking steps toward preserving stability for our most vulnerable renters through this program.”

“The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is a vital opportunity for renters who owe back rent to resolve their debt and stay housed,” said Ann Sewill, General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department. “I encourage Angelenos to go online or call the hotline to determine eligibility, and apply if eligible. The program will pay landlords up to 6 months of unpaid rent on behalf of tenants who have experienced a financial hardship.” READ MORE




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