Dear Friends, 

It’s here! From September 19, 2023 at 8am through October 2, 2023 at 6pm, the City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program (ERAP) will be open for applications. The program will provide up to six months of rental arrears to low-income residential renters who are at risk of homelessness due to unpaid rent as a result of COVID-19 or other financial hardship. 

Funding for ERAP is a direct result of the recent approval of the first ever Measure ULA Interim Program Guidelines and FY 23-24 Expenditure Plan by the ULA Citizens Oversight Committee and the LA City Council. This plan directs dollars toward the following priority programs: short-term rental assistance, tenant outreach and education, protections from tenant harassment, and eviction defense and prevention. Unlocking these funds is an important step to ensure tenants in need have access to these resources at this critical time. 

To be eligible for ULA ERAP, a renter household must meet the following requirements: 

  1. Be a resident of the City of Los Angeles, regardless of immigration status. To verify you live in the City of LA, go to
  2. One or more individuals within the household have experienced a loss of employment, reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship between March 2020 to present. 
  3. Have unpaid rent due to their current landlord for any month(s) between April 2020 to present. 
  4. The current household income is at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI).

To apply, you can: 

  • Submit an application at, 24/7 until the program closes.
  • Call (888) 379-3150, Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 6:00PM.
  • Schedule an in-person appointment at LAHD or any one of LAHD’s public counters. Click HERE to find a location near you.
  • Additionally, beginning on October 23, 2023, at 8:00 a.m., Small Landlord Providers who own 12 or fewer units can file applications. 

For more information, please visit our Renter Rights & Protections page HERE! As always, you can also reach out to our office at (213) 473-7004, or via email at, with any questions.