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NCJW LA’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance to West Hollywood renters under age 55 who are unable to pay rent due to issues related to COVID-19 (illness, loss of employment, reduction of working hours, caring for a household member with COVID-19, etc.). Renters can apply for assistance to cover 25% of their rent for one month up to $1,000, which will be paid directly to the management company. Renters can apply for a second, third and fourth month of rental assistance 30 days after their previous assistance is approved, pending documented continued financial impact from COVID-19. Additional benefits may be available for those who are low-income and/or living with dependents.

 

Standard Rental Assistance Program

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Programs

  • Supports community members facing a one-time financial hardship or emergency that keeps them from being able to pay rent in the current month.
  • Tenants must have received a pay-or-quit notice from their landlord to apply for the program.
  • Support is available for a total of $2,000, the first month's assistance is for up to $1,000 based on current rent.
  • Two additional months of support are available at $500 each for the second and third months, pending participation in tenants' rights workshops. 
  • Tenants must be able to document their ability to pay the remainder of their monthly rent and future rent.  

As of July 15, 2022, COVID-19 Rental Assistance is available for up to six months, pending the continued impact of COVID-19.

  • Assistance is available starting at up to $1,000.
  • Renters with monthly rents of less than $1,000 are eligible to have their full cost of rent covered for up to 6 months.
  • Renters with a monthly rent of more than $1,000 are eligible for $1,000 per month for 6 months.
  • After initial approval, renters can apply for additional months of support (up to 6 total), 30 days after each prior approval.
  • Renters will have to provide documentation that demonstrates continued, ongoing and direct financial impact due to COVID-19.
  • Additional benefits may be available for those who are low-income and/or living with dependents.

Renters who have already received 5 months of assistance and are in need of additional assistance can request additional assistance.

All residents needing rental assistance must complete our online eligibility form. Staff will review your eligibility form and will follow up with any questions and send you the appropriate application based on which of our rental assistance programs best fits your situation. 

Additional information may be requested as needed during the application process.  

Program Qualifications

Supportive Documentation

  • A current resident of the City of West Hollywood.
  • You have never received Rental Assistance through the West Hollywood Rental Assistance Program before.
  • Proof of financial hardship and are able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Must have received a Pay or Quit notice from property management.
  • Must be able to cover any balance of rent owed not covered by the program.
  • You have a viable plan to pay rent after assistance has stopped.

STANDARD:

  • Lease
  • Utility Bill dated within last 60 days
  • Government Issued photo ID
  • Documentation of financial emergency or economic hardship
  • Documentation of ability to cover the remainder of rent for the month of assistance

COVID/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:

  • Lease 
  • Utility Bill dated within last 60 days 
  • Government-issued photo ID 
  • Bank statements 
  • Proof of loss of income directly related to COVID-19 pandemic  

Have Questions?

If you have questions about or would like to apply for the WEHO Rental Assistance Program for non-COVID-related financial hardships, please contact us.