Nearly 50,000 Los Angeles families hurt by the economic and health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic could get help from a $100-million rent relief program passed by the City Council on Tuesday.
The money would provide up to $2,000 in rental assistance for low-income households who have lost work,fallen ill or had to assist sick family members during the crisis.
To qualify for the city program,tenants will have to prove they’ve been affected financially or had health problems due to the coronavirus. The city will pay a tenant’s rent up to $1,000 per month,with a maximum payment of $2,000 per household. The money would go directly to the tenants’ landlords.