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In response to renters with limited means affected by COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Los Angeles County Development Authority to utilize Community Development Block Grant Program coronavirus response funds to create and administer the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

CDBG-CV funding is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, which was signed by the President on March 27, 2020, and is distributed to eligible states and local governments by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The County Board of Supervisors created the COVID-19-ERA Program with CDBG-CV funding to provide emergency rental assistance grants to income-eligible households economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic through job loss, furlough, or reduction in hours or pay.

Emergency rental assistance grants are rental payments made on behalf of an income-eligible household, up to $1,000 per month, for three months to maintain housing and/or to reduce rental payment delinquency in arrears.

Over $3.7 million has been made available to residents living in the unincorporated areas of the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial Districts. The Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley.

Residents can receive assistance by contacting 211 L.A. via phone at 2-1-1 or through their website at 211la.org/covid-rental-help. To be considered for this program, applications must be received by May 31, 2020.

Emilio Salas, acting executive director of the LACDA, said, “The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program created by the Board of Supervisors will provide a dual benefit for two segments of our communities that are hurting. For income-eligible renters that were impacted by the pandemic, it will provide a lifeline to assist in paying their rent.

“For our property owner community, many of whom are mom and pop providers of rental housing, it will provide help to meet their mortgage obligations on rental properties,” Salas said. “The LACDA is pleased to work with the Board, our partner agencies, and 2-1-1 to kick off this vital program.”

As funding for these federal programs relies on Census data, the county and the LACDA encourage all county residents to complete the 2020 Census and be counted. In addition to mailing it in, residents can complete it online this year at my2020census.gov. It is imperative that the county has an accurate count to maximize the receipt of federal resources.

For more information on the COVID-19-ERA Program, contact 2-1-1 L.A or visit 211la.org/covid-rental-help. Additional resources for residents can be found at lacda.org.

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19 Comments

  1. Virginia Lopez says:

    Hi my name is Virginia and I really need rental assistant program have not paid my rent for two months i’m currently working with the city of Los Angeles 10 hours a week for Recreations and park

  2. Kelli Lucas says:

    I called 211 and also tried to apply online. They said Santa Clarita IS NOT part of this program. I also contacted the office of Emilio Salas and they said we are not in the unincorporated district to receive such assistance.
    Will you please look into this. as no one in yours article seems to know anything about Santa Clarita being part of this program.

    They just keep saying that according to their map we are not included in unincorporated district 5. But this is the information I did find on 211 website and you can clearly see that we are in this group.

    https://ceo.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Unincorp-Alpha-Web.pdf

    I hope you can clear this up. As this story is very misleading.

    Kelli Lucas

    • SCVNews.com says:

      We cover the Santa Clarita Valley, which includes both the city of Santa Clarita and the unincorporated “county” communities that surround it, such as Castiac and Stevenson Ranch. When you see a story that discusses something L.A. County is doing, it usually relates only to the unincorporated parts of our valley. (One exception is the L.A. County Department of Public Health.) The county and city offer different programs regarding housing, libraries, etc.

    • Rosa says:

      True… according to their stupid map, we are specifically excluded

  3. GABRIELA. SILVA says:

    BURNAS TARDES NO TENGO TRAVAJAO DESDE EL 18 DE MARZO. 2020

  4. Alfredo Garcia says:

    Need help paying my rent . I was not able to collect unemployment because did not file Tex’s on 2019 or 2019 need all the help I can get age 63 years

  5. Olga chairez says:

    How can iget help torrent mysonis not working I’m working part time

  6. Denise collins says:

    Need help paying rent mobile home no money to pay rent 2 months now behind need help husband has no work teamster trade shows now no work waiting for employment still hasn’t gone through no stimulus check I have food stamped but need help Please thank you

  7. Katie M Walker says:

    I would like to get information regarding the Rental Assistance Program

  8. Irene Taylor says:

    My doctor took me off of work because I am high risk
    My job was paying me 40 hours every two weeks and they stopped I have no income coming in.
    I am my family Head of household now I have no income coming in

  9. Irene Taylor says:

    I work for the City Of gardena
    I have zero income right now .
    I need help

  10. Jesus lopez says:

    quiero information para Los requisitos para asistecia para pagos sobre la Renta #714 6978846 mi nombre es Jesus Lopez grasias

  11. Javier López says:

    Los Ángeles a que distrito pertenece yo vivo en el código postal 90037

  12. Ilsia ortiz says:

    I would like some help please my husband hasn’t been working. We haven’t paid the rent. Thank you!

  13. Junggeun Ji says:

    My name is Junggeun Ji
    I haven’t worked for 3months.
    I’m on vacation. Because covid19
    and slow down a lot this company now.
    I live in rent in one room of the house
    Please help me.
    Thank you.

  14. Mi lee says:

    i live rosmead what is district?

  15. Brian Cass says:

    Hey my name need rental assistance. Due to this pandemic I’ve lost my job and having a hard time paying my bills.

  16. Brian West says:

    How do I get cares one act money via corona virus impact

  17. Alesia Madueno says:

    Need help paying my rent

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