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LA Will Provide Some Rental Relief For Tenants Slammed By Coronavirus

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Council President Nury Martinez co-sponsored the motion. (Libby Denkmann/KPCC)
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The city of L.A. moved today to provide more help to renters slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The City Council voted to create a rental assistance program, and to initially fund it with $2.2 million.

People making 80% or less of their area’s median income will be eligible; they will have to document how COVID-19 has hurt their finances.

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The money will go directly to landlords; it will cover up to half a month's rent, with a maximum of $1,000 per month and $3,000 over the life of the program.

The fund is modeled after one set up last year to assist tenants who saw rent hikes before a statewide rent control law took effect.

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