CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief Available to Income Eligible Households

CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief Available to Income Eligible Households

Get ready California, rent relief is on the way. Income-eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities will be able to apply for help through the CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief program. If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID‐19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income, you may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California. Landlords and renters can verify eligibility immediately by visiting, or by calling 833‐430‐2122, and if eligible, apply.

Are You Eligible To Apply For CA COVID-19 Rent Relief?
Download the Tenant and Landlord Checklist below.

Quick Tips for the Application:
1) After you select Landlord or Tenant, you will be asked if you live in any of the following cities or counties. Los Angeles is NOT on that list, so select NO – it will take you to the next page where Los Angeles County is listed. Select that and start your application.
2) If you live within the following cities, applications will not be available until March 30th:
  • Long Beach
  • Santa Clarita
  • Los Angeles (includes much of the San Fernando Valley – use this link to see if your address is within the City of LA: Click Here.
3) The hotline to call if you need assistance is 833‐430‐2122.
211 LA can not help process your application, only refer you to this hotline or help you with other resources or information.

Program Details
If you are a landlord and participate in the COVID‐19 Rent Relief program, you can get reimbursed for 80% of your eligible renters’ unpaid rent accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if you agree to waive the remaining 20% of their unpaid rent from that same time.
If you are an eligible renter, you can apply on your own and receive 25% of your unpaid rent that was accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, even if your landlord doesn’t participate. You can also receive financial assistance to pay future rent, equal to 25% of your monthly amount. This combined assistance can help you stay housed once California’s eviction protections expire on June 30, 2021.
Additional financial assistance available through the CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief program includes help to pay past due utility payments accrued from April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021, as well as help paying future utility bills, both of which may be paid at 100% of the cost but are limited to a total of 12 months.
To check eligibility, review the required application items, and get prepared to apply to start Monday, March 15, visit now. Required information, along with necessary verification items,
will be required for applications to be processed.
Once an application has been processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified about the application status and next steps.
Eligibility and Application Assistance
Registered Local Partner Network (LPN) organizations are currently available by appointment to answer questions and to help determine eligibility. A list of partners and locations is available at, under community partners/resources, or by calling 833‐430‐2122. Visit

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief