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    Board of Supervisors Extend Renter Protections Due to Surge in COVID, Flu and RSV

    The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has extended renter protections for residential tenants due to the countywide surge in COVID-19, influenza, and RSV cases and to align with the City of Los Angeles’ protections. The County’s Tenant Protection Resolution was set to expire on December 31, 2022 but has been extended until January 31, 2023.

    Protection against the following grounds for eviction may be raised as an affirmative defense by tenants:

    1. Non-payment of rent due between July 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023 due to a COVID-19 financial hardship, only for tenant households with income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI);
    2. No-Fault eviction reasons (except for qualified Owner Move-in);
    3. Nuisance; and
    4. Unauthorized occupants or pets whose presence is necessitated by COVID-19.

    A Residential Tenant whose household income is at 80 percent AMI and was unable to pay rent incurred from July 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023 shall have up to twelve (12) months thereafter to repay such rental debt. Further, the existing no-fault eviction protection shall remain in effect during the tenant’s repayment period.

    Information about the City of West Hollywood’s COVID-19-related rental assistance programs can be found on the City’s website by visiting www.weho.org/services/social-services/financial-assistance.

    The City of West Hollywood’s Limited Rental Assistance programs include:

    City of West Hollywood’s COVID-19 Related Rental Assistance Programs

    The Alliance for Housing & Healing
    (323) 656-1107
    alliancehh.org

    The Alliance for Housing & Healing’s Aging in Place COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance to West Hollywood renters, age 55+, who are unable to pay rent due to issues related to COVID-19 (illness, loss of employment, reduction on working hours, caring for a household member with COVID-19, etc.).  Renters can apply for assistance up to $1,000, which will be paid directly to the management company/landlord. A maximum of six grants are available to those who qualify. Additional assistance may be available for those who are low-income and/or living with dependents.

    Required documentation includes: 1. Utility bill, 2. Identification, 3. Documentation of COVID-19 impact, 4. Lease and landlord information, 5. Declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress hardship.

    For information on the program and to apply, please call (323) 656-1107 extension 214. Please leave your full name, date of birth and a call back number.

    National Council of Jewish Women
    (323) 852-7036
    www.ncjwla.org/

    NCJW LA’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance to West Hollywood renters under age 55 who are unable to pay rent due to issues related to COVID-19 (illness, loss of employment, reduction of working hours, caring for a household member with COVID-19, etc.). Renters can apply for assistance to cover up to $1,000, which will be paid directly to the management company. A maximum of six grants are available 30 days after approval of the preceding grant, pending documented continued financial impact from COVID-19. Additional assistance may be available for those who are low-income and/or living with dependents.

    Required documentation includes: 1. Utility bill, 2. Identification, 3. Documentation of COVID-19 impact, 4. Lease and landlord information, 5. Declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress hardship.

    Renters should call (323) 852-7036.

    City of West Hollywood’s Ongoing Rental Assistance Programs:

    The Alliance for Housing & Healing
    (323) 656-1107

    Provides financial assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS to pay for rent, utilities and pharmaceuticals. The Alliance for Housing and Healing Aging in Place Program provides supplemental rental assistance to all older adults residing in the City of West Hollywood who are experiencing a rent burden.

    National Council of Jewish Women
    (323) 852-7036

    Provides rental assistance to West Hollywood residents regardless of gender or religious affiliation. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

    Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Related Rental Assistance Programs

    Emergency Financial Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDS 

    Need-based and short-term financial assistance is available to assist Ryan White Program-eligible individuals. All financial assistance is made through confidential payments on behalf of the client. Expenses other than rent can be covered as well. Individuals can apply for a maximum total of $5,000 over a 12-month period.

    Click here for program flyer and contact information: EFA Fact Sheet

    Los Angeles County COVID-19 Rent Relief
    LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief | 211LA

    The LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for tenants that reside within the County of Los Angeles, excluding the City of Los Angeles. The program will assist low-income tenants/households recently impacted by loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

    Los Angeles County, Department of Public Social Services
    11110 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    General Relief – (866) 613-3777
    dpss.lacounty.gov

    Jewish Free Loan
    (323) 761-8830
    www.jfla.org  

    Provides interest free loans.

    LIMITED EMERGENCY SURVIVAL ASSISTANCE

    West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center
    (323) 851-8202

    Older Adults and People with Disabilities, with financial challenges, are encouraged to call the West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center at 323 851-8202 to learn about available resources.

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    Enough!
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    27 days ago

    As if landlords have endless amounts of money to carry all those that rent their spaces. They have a mortgage to pay too.

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