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NEED HELP WITH RENTAL ASSISTANCE?

The Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) is designed to assist landlords and income-eligible tenants (renters) who have experienced financial loss or hardship due to COVID-19 through rental assistance.

LB-ERAP is part of the Long Beach Recovery Act. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides the funding to support the program, which is designed to implement the tenant protection laws enacted by the State of California (SB 91). The program is established to provide assistance exclusively to landlords and tenants in Long Beach and is separate from the State’s rental assistance program. Applicants should not apply to the State program if the unit for which they are seeking assistance is located in the City.

LB-ERAP will help income-eligible tenants pay rent and utilities, both for past due bills and future payments. The program will prioritize assisting lower-income tenants who have been unemployed for 90 days or more and who are at risk of housing instability.




 


LB-ERAP Information & Support: 833-358-5372
The phone line is open Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is the application portal for both tenants and landlords. New applicants must register first to create a login before proceeding to the application. Returning applicants can simply login using their name/password.

NOTICE: The LB-ERAP application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 11, 2021.

NOTICE: Please be advised that there may be some temporary minor technical issues on the portal’s automated translation system. Also, applicants, including those using smartphones, should make sure to log out of the portal and sign in again each time they work on their applications. For any questions, please call the LB-ERAP information & support line at 833-358-5372.

Information and numbers for local community organizations that are available to provide application assistance can be found further below.

HOW IT WORKS

Eligible landlords who participate in LB-ERAP can get reimbursed for 80% of an eligible tenant’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if they agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent during that specific time period.

Eligible tenants can apply for 80% of the past due rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, which will be paid by the City directly to their landlord. Eligible tenants whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive 25% of unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.

Detailed information about eligibility requirements can be found in the "Information for Landlords" and "Information for Tenants" sections below.
Eligible tenants can receive prospective (future) rental assistance equal to 25% of their monthly rent for up to three months.
Eligible tenants may also receive assistance for unpaid utility bills accumulated from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. LB-ERAP will pay the full unpaid amount, limited to a total of 12 months. The tenant must provide documentation that the utility bills are in their name or attest that the bills are directly related to the unit in which they live. Unpaid utility bills will be paid directly to the utility company.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Landlords who own or manage at least one residential rental unit in the City of Long Beach.
  • Tenants (renters) who rent a residential unit or a room in the City of Long Beach.
This program only serves tenants and landlords in the City of Long Beach. If you need assistance and are not sure if your unit or property is eligible for LB-ERAP, you may be eligible for the State program. Please enter your unit or property address in the form at the following link, and you will be directed to the right rental assistance program.

Which Jurisdiction Do I Apply To? 



HOW TO GET READY TO APPLY?

  1. Determine your eligibility as a landlord or tenant
  2. Gather the necessary paperwork or documents needed for your application
  3. Visit this website periodically for the latest program information and updates

 

INFORMATION FOR LANDLORDS

Am I Eligible?       

If you are a landlord who has one or more eligible tenants, you can apply to get reimbursed for 80% of each eligible tenant’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if you agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent for that specific time period.


Requirements include:

  1. All payments must be used to satisfy a tenant’s unpaid rent for the period between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
  2. If you are applying on behalf of your tenant, they must also provide necessary documentation, and they must sign the application for assistance.
  3. Your tenant’s household income must be at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). This program will prioritize assisting tenants with household income at or below 50% of AMI.

 Household Size 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

50% AMI Limit

 $39,450 

 $45,050 

 $50,700 

 $56,300 

 $60,850 

$65,350

$69,850

$74,350

80% AMI Limit

$63,100

$72,100

$81,100

$90,100

$97,350

 $104,550 

 $111,750 

 $118,950 



Before applying, you will need:

  • Valid government ID with photograph or business license
  • Proof of ownership of the property (mortgage statement or tax bill) or documentation you have the authority to act on the owner’s behalf.
  • Copies of lease or rental agreements, or other documentation reflecting tenant’s name, residence address, and monthly amount due.
  • IRS Form W-9, 1040 NR, or 1040 NR-EZ
    

INFORMATION FOR TENANTS (RENTERS)

Am I Eligible?     

If one or more individuals in your household meet all of the following program criteria, you are eligible to apply:

  1. Have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The program will prioritize households with income below 50% of AMI.

     Household Size 

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    50% AMI Limit

    $39,450

    $45,050

    $50,700

    $56,300

    $60,850

    $65,350

    $69,850

    $74,350

    80% AMI Limit

     $63,100 

     $72,100 

     $81,100 

     $90,100 

     $97,350 

     $104,550 

     $111,750 

     $118,950 


  2. Have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19. The program will prioritize applicants who have been unemployed for 90 days or more.
  3. Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include:

    • a past-due utility or rent notice or eviction notice;
    • unsafe or unhealthy living conditions; or,
    • any other evidence of such risk, as determined by the program

Applicants will not be asked about their citizenship, nor will they be required to show proof of citizenship.

WHAT CAN I APPLY FOR?

The program will pay for 80% of the past due rent from between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. Tenants may also apply for assistance with past due utility bills and apply to receive up to 25% of future rents for up to 3 months.

If you are an eligible tenant but your landlord chooses not to participate in LB-ERAP, you may apply on your own. LB-ERAP will pay you 25% of the unpaid rent from between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

The program will prioritize assisting households with past due rents.

BEFORE APPLYING, YOU WILL NEED:

This can be the phone number and email address of the applicant, or of the person or organization applying on behalf of the applicant.

Copy of your lease, rental agreement, rent receipts, evidence of regular rental payments, or any other documents that show proof of occupancy.

Any one of the following documents:

  • Recent pay stubs showing two months’ or more of your household’s monthly income
  • A determination of income letter from another government agency, made after January 1, 2020, including: 

    • Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal in California
    • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits
    • Free and Reduced Lunch participation
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) known as CalWORKs in California
    • School Nutrition Programs (SNP)
    • Subsidized housing (not including housing choice, project-based, or Section 8 vouchers) that required income documentation as a condition of residency.
    • Any household income-based state or federally funded assistance program for low-income persons or households
  • W-2, 2020 Tax Return, 1099-MISC, or other applicable tax document
  • Social Security or Social Security Disability Insurance statements or benefit letters.

May include the following items:

  • Evidence of application for unemployment benefit
  • Evidence of expired unemployment benefits, including unemployment benefits provided through the CARES Act.
  • Any correspondence from the individual’s former employer indicating job loss, such as layoff notice, termination notice, or closure of business; or
  • If unavailable, written attestation signed by the applicant. Applicants who cannot provide documentation of unemployment are encouraged to consider applying using the income eligibility criteria. 
  • Employer verification of reduction in income; or
  • Any correspondence from employer indicating reduced hours or hourly wage; or
  • Any other proof of reduction in monthly income or proof of significant costs incurred as a result of COVID-19 related impacts.

Any of the following:

  • Any past due utility or rent notice, or an eviction notice.
  • Any other evidence of risk as attested by the applicant and determined by the City. 

Proof of utility bills showing amounts owed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Additional Information that May be Useful

Applicants can view additional related information as follows:



LB-ERAP Application Pop-Up Schedule

The City and several local organizations can provide technical assistance and guidance to tenants and landlords who need help with completing the online application form and/or scanning and uploading the required documents. To receive help, applicants can bring their documents with them to any of the following upcoming LB-ERAP Application Assistance Pop-up Events, no appointment needed:

  • Friday, May 14, 2021
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Admiral Kidd Park
    2125 Santa Fe Avenue
    Hosted by Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    6850 Atlantic Avenue
    Hosted by Puente Latino Association

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Noon - 4:30 p.m.
    Chittick Field
    1900 Walnut Avenue
    Hosted by Housing Long Beach

  • Friday, May 21, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Long Beach Senior Center
    1150 E. 4th Street
    Hosted by Heart of Ida

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Scherer Park
    4600 Long Beach Boulevard
    (on the Atlantic Avenue side)
    Hosted by Housing Long Beach

  • Friday, May 28, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Long Beach Senior Center
    1150 E. 4th Street
    Hosted by Heart of Ida

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Bixby Park
    Cherry Avenue & Ocean Boulevard (at the bluff)
    Hosted by Housing Long Beach

  • Friday, June 4, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Long Beach Senior Center
    1150 E. 4th Street
    Hosted by Heart of Ida


A list of local City-approved community-based organizations

The City is working with several local organizations to provide technical assistance and guidance to tenants and landlords who need help with completing the online application form. To receive help, applicants can contact any of these organizations:

 Organization Name 

 Phone Number 

Email Address

Office Address

Hours of Operation

The Heart of Ida

 562-570-3548

 heartofida@gmail.com 

 1150 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 

 By Appointment Only
Focus on older adults 50 years+
in English and Spanish

Housing Long Beach

562-676-3183

 the411@housinglongbeach.org 

525 E. 7th St.,
Ste 102
Long Beach, CA 90813

M-F: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Puente Latino Association

562-354-3227

PuenteRentalLB@gmail.com

6850 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805

By Appointment Only
M-F: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Focus on Spanish-speaking communities

 Walk-Up Assistance Available
(No appointment needed)

On Saturday, April 17, 2021,
Saturday, May 1, 2021 and
Saturday, May 15, 2021
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

  United Cambodian Community

562-999-1755

info@ucclb.org

 2201 E. Anaheim St.,
Ste 200 
 Long Beach, CA 90804 

 M-F: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Focus on Cambodian/Southeast Asian communities  

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

For Khmer:
562-668-4255

For Spanish/English:
562-826-1608
562-624-5470

rentalrelief@lbymca.org 820 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90813

Appointments
M-F: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

 Walk-Ins
M-F: 1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


You can also call the LB-ERAP Support Line at 833-358-5372 for application navigation support and to be directed to a Long Beach nonprofit organization that can help you fill out the application and guide you through the application submittal process.

Forms and flyers for download