The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has programs to assist first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers purchase homes in the City of Los Angeles. These programs are designed to assist first-time homebuyers with purchase assistance for the down payment, closing costs, and other costs to help eligible homebuyers realize their dream of homeownership in the City. For more […]
Let’s Talk About Fair Housing
Join the City of Los Angeles in conducting its fair housing assessment. Learn about laws that protect your access to housing and other resources. Help identify housing barriers in your community and share ideas for the study. Meetings will be virtual and open to everyone. Join a virtual meeting for your area!
LA Chose 30,000 Winners For Its Section 8 Housing Waitlist
After staging a lottery for the first time in five years, the Los Angeles Housing Authority has selected 30,000 winners for its Section 8 rental assistance program waitlist. How many people applied for the lottery? HACLA received 223,375 lottery applications. This represents a 19% increase since the last lottery in 2017. That increase shows that the […]
HACLA Section 8 Waitlist Lottery Reopens Today
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has announced that for the first time in five years, applications for the lottery to join the Section 8 Wait List will reopen on October 17th at 6:00am. At this initial phase of the process, applicants will only need to provide basic contact information including an […]
Home Buyers Education Classes
The Los Angeles Housing Department has recently increased the amount of assistance given to first-time homebuyers through its Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPA). There are a few requirements to qualify for the program, one of which is attending an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Class hosted through one of their approved providers. Click here to learn more […]
Last Call for Rental Assistance–March 31!!
If you are a landlord or tenant and need financial assistance with unpaid rent or utilities, we encourage you to apply for the CA-COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022, to pay unpaid rent and/or utilities owed up to March 31, 2022. Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status […]
Housing is Key
The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has announced that the “Housing is Key” Rent Relief Program will stop accepting applications on March 31st. This program provides free financial assistance to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid rent or utilities due to COVID-19. LAHD urges tenants and landlords to apply before the end of the […]
Owe Rent? Eviction Notice? You Have Rights!
You are invited to a Stay Housed Clinic hosted in partnership with Stay Housed LA and various other community partners. Technical support will be on-site to assist with applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Also, legal experts will be available to explain how tenants can protect themselves against eviction. RSVP is required. To receive […]
Behind on Rent due to COVID?
Know your rights. Learn about free assistance for LA County residents. Stay Housed Webinar Thursday, Sept. 9 6:30 pm -8:00 pm Translation available Register in advance at https://bit.ly/stay-housed
CALIFORNIA EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED AND COVID-19 RENT RELIEF – APPLY NOW!
Late Monday night, Governor Newsom signed legislation that extends the State’s eviction moratorium through Sept. 30, 2021. The new law leverages $5 billion in federal rental assistance to help the State’s tenants and small landlords. The legislation enhances current State law by increasing rental assistance to 100 percent of rent that is past due because of […]
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Opens March 30th!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 26, 2021 Media Contact: Sandra Mendoza | firstname.lastname@example.org THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES 2021 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPENS MARCH 30TH to assist low-income renters who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 LOS ANGELES – The City of Los Angeles’ Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) announced today that the City’s Emergency Rental […]
L.A. Rent Relief Program – Application Deadline Tonight at 11:59pm
The City’s Emergency Renters Assistance Program for rent relief is still accepting applications until 11:59 p.m. tonight. To learn more about the program, check eligibility and apply, visit https://hcidla.lacity.org. Due to expected high demand, qualified applicants will be selected by lottery.
Dept of City Planning is Holding Info Sessions on LA’s New Home-Sharing Ordinance
From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in […]