Los Angeles City Council proposes $100M for rent relief program

The Los Angeles City Council will consider using $100 million in federal funding to support the COVID-19 Emergency Renters Relief Program.

L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez initiated the idea of using a portion of the almost $700 million in federal funds the city received in order to support the program.

If approved, Mayor Eric Garcetti said it could help more than 50,000 households, which equates to an estimated 150,000 people.

To qualify, tenants would have to show they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, either financially or health-wise, along with meeting certain financial requirements.


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Under the proposal, the rent subsidy would go directly to landlords whose trade groups are also struggling to pay mortgages, property taxes and more.

Next week, Orange County will reportedly become the first county to resume court-ordered evictions on orders to vacate issued before the coronavirus crisis.

The 185 orders were temporarily suspended to prevent people from becoming homeless during the health crisis, but officials there have already started contacting people.

The evictions in Orange Count are set to resume ‪June 1st.

If approved, the rent relief program for the city of Los Angeles would go into effect ‪on July 1st.

An announcement on where to apply is expected to come within the next ten days.

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