Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City opened up Emergency Renters Relief funding. This program distributed $108 million, becoming the largest COVID-19-related renters assistance program of any city in the nation. In March 2021, the City reopened a second round of the program, allocating $259 million to Angelenos in need. This funding came from a mixture of State and Federal funds.


In September 2021, the rental assistance portal reopened a third time. This time due to a new partnership between the City of Los Angeles and the State of California’s HousingIsKey program. Under the new partnership, the State handles applications and allocations within their already streamlined process.


As of right now, the rental assistance portal is still open and access has been expanded to ensure that every renter and landlord eligible who needs help will be able to apply.


Qualified Angelenos should head to www.HousingIsKey.com to check on the status of their applications, or to apply for relief. Printable PDFs with more information are available below.