Five days left for landlords to apply for LA County rent relief program

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

With a Tuesday deadline approaching, Los Angeles County officials on Thursday, May 30, are urging qualified landlords to apply and submit an application for the opportunity to receive rent relief.

Last week, the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs launched its second round of rent relief to aid landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified landlords can receive up to $30,000 per rental unit for past-due rent and eligible expenses from April 1, 2022, to the present.

Technical assistance is available in multiple languages by calling 877-849-0770 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Additionally, applicants can register for hosted informational webinars at lacountyrentrelief.com.

The last day to apply will be Tuesday at 4:59 p.m.

Launched by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and administered by The Center by Lendistry, the program will distribute over $68 million in financial support to qualified landlords adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be located in the county, excluding the city of Los Angeles.

“As we near the application deadline, we urge landlords to not miss this chance for financial aid,” Rafael Carbajal, director of DCBA, said in prepared statement. “This is your opportunity to secure the support necessary to maintain affordable housing services for tenants throughout Los Angeles County.”

DCBA has implemented a prioritized review process for the LA County Rent Relief Program applications. Applications submitted will be systematically evaluated, with priority given to those demonstrating the most substantial financial distress, those catering to the most vulnerable tenants, and properties located in areas of highest need, as identified by the LA County Equity Explorer Tool.

“The Rent Relief Program has played a crucial role in supporting landlords and tenants during these challenging times. We are proud of the impact we’ve had, ensuring that those most in need can stay housed. As this round concludes, I encourage all eligible landlords to apply and take advantage of the resources available to safeguard their properties and their tenants,” Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, president and CEO of The Center by Lendistry, said in a prepared statement.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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