The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the finances of many of us in the state. If you are behind on your rental payments or facing eviction, the new Louisiana emergency rental assistance program could be the help you need.
Renters experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can apply here: https://www.lhc.la.gov/larenthelp or by phone by dialing 2-1-1. Additional information is available by texting “LaRentHelp” to 898-211. For a list of additional resources, programs, and services available to homeowners and/or renters, visit website at www.lhc.la.gov.
The Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program is designed to assist households whose income does not exceed $13,500 – $25,450, and depends on household size. This program will also provide financial assistance to Louisiana renters who are not current on their rent and/or at imminent risk of eviction due to COVID-19.
Eligible applicants will receive assistance for rent in a one-time, lump-sum payment made directly to property owners or management companies. The total assistance amount will depend on income eligibility. This program will also provide financial assistance to Louisiana renters who are not current on their rent and/or at imminent risk of eviction due to COVID-19.
Administered and funded by the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) in partnership with the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development (OCD), the Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program is designed to help households financially impacted as a result of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the pandemic.
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