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Need rental assistance? 1 week left to apply

Release Date: 2021-06-04

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a serious health challenge, but it’s also brought with it, economic impacts that have made it difficult for many to make ends meet. That is why, earlier this year, we launched our Emergency Rental Assistance Program — and when additional funds were made available, we extended the application period so that more folks could apply for the help. $56 million has been made available for rent and utilities assistance through this program.

If you or someone you know needs help paying rent, there’s still one more week left to apply for our Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
To be eligible, tenants must rent in Long Beach and meet the following criteria:

The household has a combined income at or below 80% of the area’s median income.
One or more individuals within the household has experienced a financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
The deadline to apply is June 11. If you received an email reminding you to complete your application, or have questions about the status of your application, please call 833-358-5372. To learn more about the program and various income and eligibility guidelines, including for property owners — or submit an application for assistance — please visit longbeach.gov/erap.

Thank you,

Mayor Robert Garcia