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City of Los Angeles, County of LA Each Give $100 million to Tenants through a Lottery

City of LA giveaway has ended, County is open to applicants until 8/31


August 19, 2020

City, County Each Give $100 Million to Tenants Photo: For lease sign in Santa Monica

The City of Los Angeles recently distributed $100 million in rent money through a lottery style program. Now the County of Los Angeles has announced a similar program.

As with the City of LA program, the County Program will distribute $100 million in Covid-19 relief, to tenants who complete an online application. The deadline is Monday August 31. Tenants may also call 211 and complete an application by phone.

Renters at 30% of the median income may receive $10,000 to use for their rent. Aliens, illegal and otherwise, may also apply.

This is a lottery and not everyone will qualify, or be chosen.

The City of Santa Monica also has a Covid-19 rent give away program. Applications for that closed on July 17, 2020. And no double dipping, please!


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