Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

City Launches New Emergency Renters Assistance Program (ERAP)


On September 1, the city of Los Angeles announced a new version of its Emergency Renters Assistant Program (ERAP), in partnership with the State of California, which will provide both renters and landlords affected by the COVID-19 pandemic access to new state and federal rental assistance funds. (The last round of the city’s program was launched in April of this year.)

According to a notice we received this week, “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.”

Eligible renters and landlords can apply for assistance through the state’s website or by calling 833-430-2122.  Those who applied to the previous City program can check their status and get more information at the City’s housing site, HCIDLA.LACITY.ORG.

According to the website, which also includes a very detailed and helpful FAQ section, eligible renters and landlords include:

  • Previous applicants with an application status listed as “Referred to apply to” (Check your status here).
  • Tenants and landlords who did not submit an application to the 2021 City of LA COVID-19 Emergency Renters Assistance Program.
  • Tenants and landlords who did receive payment from the previous program, either directly to the landlord or tenant, and who need additional financial assistance for months the City did not originally cover.


For more information, see the HCID link above, and/or register to attend one of the city’s upcoming webinars on the new program:


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 or call 213-928-9075 to sign up for one of these sessions.

Finally, please note that the city’s pandemic-related eviction moratorium is still in effect and, according to the city, “will continue to be effective until further notice.”  So “if you receive an eviction notice, please file a complaint by calling (866) 557-7368 or online or seek legal assistance at Stay Housed L.A. For more information regarding the COVID-19 renter protections, please click here.”


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Latest Articles

.printfriendly { padding: 0 0 60px 50px; }