As a news apprentice on the community engagement team, I get to spend my time on a variety of projects. On any given day you might find me creating TikTok content, answering audience questions, supporting the early childhood team and getting excited about engaged journalism. If you write to us at one of those question boxes at the bottom of LAist pages, there’s a chance I’ll be the one responding. Before starting here, I graduated from Occidental College, where I edited and wrote for the student-run newspaper. Every time someone asks me how long I’ve lived in L.A. and I get to say “five years,” I can’t believe how lucky I am. I hope it’ll be much longer.
Here's a list of places that are offering financial assistance, food aid, rent relief, debt relief and more. We regularly update it.
The government could pay your landlord the rent you owe. But it’s kind of complicated, so read our guide.
Money is available through state and local initiatives. See if you qualify for these rental assistance programs.