Mayor Bass Announces Aid For Small Landlords and Housing Providers Through Emergency Renters Assistance Program

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2023


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Mayor Bass Announces Aid For Small Landlords and Housing Providers Through Emergency Renters Assistance Program

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Karen Bass today encouraged eligible small landlords to apply for the City of Los Angeles Measure United to House LA (ULA) Emergency Renters Assistance Program after the application window opened yesterday at 8:00 AM PT. The application portal will remain open through October 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM PT.

“We must continue to do all that we can to prevent Angelenos from falling into homelessness and that includes supporting small landlords and housing providers,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “I want to thank the City Council for their work in approving the Measure ULA expenditure plan to provide much needed rental relief to Angelenos living in our City and know that we will continue to do all we can to ensure that a wave of evictions does not hit our City as we continue confronting the homelessness crisis.”

“The landlord portal for the United to House LA Emergency Rental Assistance Program opens on October 23, and I encourage small landlords who own 12 units or less to apply,” said Ann Sewill, General Manager of LAHD. “The program will pay landlords up to 6 months of rental arrears on behalf of low-income tenants who are at risk of homelessness due to unpaid rent.”

The Emergency Renters Assistance Program was approved by City Council and signed by the Mayor earlier this year as part of continued efforts to reduce the amount of evictions in Los Angeles. More information is available below:

How Can Angelenos Apply? 

  • Call the Los Angeles Housing Department Hotline (888) 379-3150 Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
  • Visit to apply online 24/7 until October 2, 2023
  • Visit for information on in-person intake office locations
  • For questions about the program, visit 

Do You Qualify as a Small Landlord or Housing Provider? 

  • Applicants must be a resident of the City of Los Angeles. To check if you live in the City of Los Angeles, visit
  • Once the application is submitted, tenants will be invited to apply. Rental arrears will only be provided to landlords on behalf of tenants that meet the ULA ERAP eligibility criteria, and the small landlord has provided the following: 
  • Proof of Landlord Photo Identification 
  • Proof of Property Ownership 
  • A completed W 9 – Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification 
  • Proof of the tenant’s current monthly and past due rent. 
  • Small landlords who own less than 12 rental units whose tenants have already applied during the tenant application period continue to be eligible for the program. 
  • Financial assistance will only be payable to the landlord of the rental property. It is important for tenants to communicate with their landlord or housing provider and provide accurate contact information to avoid problems or delays in applications being funded. 
  • To learn more about the program, visit

When Can Angelenos Apply? 

  • Apply now: applications will close on October 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM. 
  • To learn more about the program, visit

In August, the City Council approved the Measure ULA Expenditure Plan, which includes:

  • $18,400,000 for a Short-Term Emergency Assistance Program that will allow eligible low-income tenant households to apply for up to six months owed back rent due to a one time economic hardship. Priority eligibility shall be established for lower-income households. 
  • $23,000,000 for the Eviction Defense/Prevention Program, to continue and expand the Stay Housed LA (SHLA) program, a partnership with the County, legal service providers and community organizations, that provides tenant households at risk of eviction, with legal support, “know your rights” education, and in limited cases, rental assistance through settlements with their landlords or housing provider.  
  • $5,520,000 for a tenant outreach and education program and campaign to provide broad and targeted tenant education outreach services, including workshops, legal clinics, paid and earned media and targeted social media. 
  • $11,219,694 for the Protections from Tenant Harassment Program. Funds will be allocated for infrastructure, technology, and community outreach, to educate tenants, as well as landlords and housing providers, about their rights and obligations, and to enforce protections against tenant harassment. The City adopted the Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance (TAHO) to protect tenants from harassment by landlords and housing providers. 
  • $23,000,000 to provide rental subsidies and move-in assistance to low income seniors and people with disabilities, who are currently experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness. 
  • $56,860,306 for development of multifamily affordable housing to increase affordable housing units in the City with an initiative called “Accelerator Plus.” The program will fund “shovel-ready” affordable housing projects that are ready to quickly start or complete construction with an additional loan of no more than $12 million to close a financing gap.