2021 COVID-19 Emergency Renters Assistance Program (ERAP) info

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Martinez announced a new partnership between the City of Los Angeles and the State of California that will allow Angelenos to access additional state and federal rental assistance funds.


The new agreement will allow Angelenos to tap into the $5.2 billion in emergency rental relief funds the State has received from the Federal government, ensuring that all renters and landlords who are eligible for the relief will receive it. Under the new framework, the State will be responsible for processing applications and distributing relief funds for Angelenos.


Here is what you need to know:

  • Starting September 1, eligible renters and landlords in the City of Los Angeles can now apply for emergency assistance through the State at HousingIsKey.com or by calling 833-430-2122.

  • For Angelenos who have already applied to the City's program, the L.A. Housing Department is reaching out via email or phone to clarify next steps. Applicants can check their status and get more information at HCIDLA.LACITY.ORG.

  • The LA Housing Department will be hosting live weekly webinars about the rental assistance program:

September 2021 - LIVE WEBINARS (for Landlords and Tenants)

The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) invites you to attend our free 2021 webinars. For the month of September we will focus on the “2021 COVID-19 City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program (ERAP).” The webinars will provide an update on the current program as well as the City’s new partnership with the State of California to provide more rental assistance to ensure that every renter and landlord affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial assistance.

This month’s webinars will be presented by the LAHD's Rent Division staff. Sessions will be via Zoom. Register to attend.

SEPTEMBER 2021 - English

Wednesday, September 8 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, September 22 - 3:00 PM


SEPTEMBER 2021 - Spanish

Wednesday, September 15 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, September 29 - 3:00 PM


CLICK HERE to sign up to attend a virtual session

or call 213-928-9075 to sign up to attend


AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign language interpreters, communication access real-time transcription, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing sign language interpreters, five or more business days’ notice is strongly recommended. To request a reasonable accommodation or additional information, please call 213-928-9075 or email elias.narvaez@lacity.org.


THIS INFORMATION IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

While this publication is designed to provide accurate and current information about the law, readers should consult an attorney or other expert for advice in particular cases, and should also read the relevant statutes and court decisions when relying on cited material. Laws and guidelines are frequently amended. LAHD recommends that you verify information in the event that new changes are not yet reflected in this publication. LAHD does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.