The fund helps with rental assistance to individuals and families experiencing economic hardship caused by severe wage reduction or reduced working hours, or in many cases total job loss.
The LA City Emergency Renters Assistance Fund provides rental assistance to eligible recipients living in the City of Los Angeles, including low-wage workers who had jobs in restaurants, shops, car washes, homes and other small businesses, seasonal workers, day laborers, street and food truck vendors, catering support staff, gig economy workers, or other types of workers facing extreme economic hardship due to COVID-19, and may include those living in the shadows unable to receive federal, state, or local financial benefits. Qualified applicants will receive a rent subsidy coordinated with their landlord for rent that is due. The program is limited to households with incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income and is available only for tenants living in the City of Los Angeles. Due to the overwhelming need, priority will be given to applicants who have children under the age of 18 or seniors 62 and over.
Your contribution to this fund will help low-income residents of the City of Los Angeles in need. In times like this, with your help, together we can help those facing hardship to stay safe in their homes. Your donation will not only help keep people housed, but it will help shine a light of hope in our City and in our state. Your generous donation - however large or small - will help vulnerable neighbors throughout the city to stay housed in their Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Please write your check to: “LA City Emergency Renters Assistance Fund”.
For check donations, mail to:
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280
With donors like yourself, we are able to help more people. Your donation will help support the City of Los Angeles’ public health and welfare response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This disease has impacted the City of Los Angeles and its community in immeasurable ways. Through your generosity, the City of Los Angeles can deploy the needed programs to serve the welfare of the City of Los Angeles community during these difficult times. Your contribution to the City of Los Angeles qualifies as a charitable contribution under federal tax law. The deductibility of any contribution or gift, however, will depend on your individual circumstances. Please consult your tax advisor. This message is not intended to constitute legal or tax advice.
For more information about donating to the LA City Renters Assistance Fund Submit to: Ask LAHD, or call, 866-557-7368.