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Long Beach tenants to begin receiving emergency rental assistance

Long Beach tenants to begin receiving emergency rental assistance
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Following the City Council’s approval of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the City has begun approving and processing rent payments on behalf of qualified tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which began in July and is administered by the City’s Development Services Department, provides up to $1,000 per month of rental assistance payments for up to three months on behalf of Long Beach residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 and meet federal low-income requirements. The City received more than 2,400 program applications by the July 27, 2020, application due date. More than 1,700 applications were selected through a lottery process. Those applications are currently being reviewed, and the remaining applications have been placed on a waiting list. Applications on the waiting list may be reviewed for eligibility as funding permits. New applications are no longer being accepted for the program. “This program provides critical relief to renters and landlords impacted by the pandemic in our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Providing support to our residents who need it most is more important than ever to help keep our economy going during this challenging time.” The monthly assistance payments are provided directly to property owners or […]

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