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$130M Coronavirus Rent Relief Programs Pass LA City And County

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A small for rent sign hangs on a wall on the outside an apartment building in Koreatown. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Tenants struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic can now get additional help thanks to a huge infusion of cash into two local rent relief programs.

The L.A. City Council and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted today to add an additional $100 million and $30 million, respectively, to their rent relief programs.

THE CITY PROGRAM

Renters in the city of L.A. can receive up to $1,000 per month, for two months. Payments go directly to landlords.

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To qualify, renters must make 80% of the area median income — $83,500 for a family of four — and be able to document that their hardship is due to the coronavirus.

According to City Council President Nury Martinez, the city's program is the largest in the country.

The program's website says it will be up and running in July.

THE COUNTY PROGRAM

Under L.A. County's $30 million program, renters living in the unincorporated areas of the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial Districts of L.A.County are eligible for up to $1,000 per month, for three months.

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Applicants must meet income requirements to apply. The maximum amount of support varies by district.

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