Time's Almost Up! Apply for the ULA Emergency Renters Assistance Program

The City of Los Angeles is taking a step towards alleviating the housing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the United to House Los Angeles (ULA) Emergency Renters Assistance Program (ERAP), landlords who own 12 or fewer units now have the opportunity to apply for financial support. 

Program Overview

The ULA ERAP is aimed at assisting low-income residential renters in Los Angeles who are at risk of homelessness due to unpaid rent resulting from COVID-19 or other financial hardships. The program provides up to six months of rental arrears to eligible tenants. Landlords who own 12 or fewer units and have rental properties within the city are invited to apply on behalf of their tenants.

Tenant Eligibility

To qualify for the ULA ERAP, tenants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Reside in the City of Los Angeles, irrespective of immigration status.
  2. Have experienced a loss of employment, reduction in household income, significant costs, or other financial hardship between March 2020 and now.
  3. Have unpaid rent due to their current landlord from April 1, 2020, to the present.
  4. Have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI).

Priority Criteria

Priority will be given to households with income at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and unpaid rent between April 2020 and September 2021. Additionally, the program will prioritize households with minor children and/or seniors aged 65 and above, extremely rent-burdened households, and those at high risk of becoming homeless.

Application Process

The application period for small landlord providers opens on October 23, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and closes on October 31, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. To apply, landlords must have the following documents ready:

  1. Tenant name and rental unit address
  2. Proof of landlord photo identification
  3. Proof of property ownership
  4. Completed W9 - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
  5. Proof of the tenant's current monthly and past-due rent
Payment and Process

Under the ULA ERAP, a maximum of six months of unpaid rent can be covered. Financial assistance will be paid directly to the landlord. To ensure a smooth application process, landlords are encouraged to communicate with their tenants and provide accurate contact information. It's worth noting that landlords who own more than 12 rental units can also participate in the program but must wait to receive tenant notification of their eligibility before submitting the required documentation.

If you're a small landlord who meets the eligibility criteria, don't miss out on this opportunity to secure the much-needed assistance for yourself and your tenants. Follow this link to apply now, or check out these other blogs for more Los Angeles news and useful information.

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