City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Development Services Department is now accepting applications from landlords and tenants for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP), the new program that was established under the Long Beach Recovery Act approved last month by the City Council.
“This assistance program is an important part of the Long Beach Recovery Act and will provide valuable and timely help for renters and property owners,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We need to work together to prevent evictions and lessen the economic impacts caused by the pandemic.”
Applications may be submitted via an online information and service portal that can be found at longbeach.gov/erap. The application period will close on May 12, 2021, if enough applications have been received to exhaust the funding. If funding remains, the application period will be extended on a weekly basis until all available funds are obligated.
LB-ERAP, funded through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, is designed to assist landlords and income-eligible tenants who have experienced financial loss or hardship due to COVID-19 through rental assistance. The program will serve to implement the tenant protection laws enacted by the State of California.
LB-ERAP was 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 for is located in Long Beach.
To be eligible, tenants must rent in Long Beach and meet the following criteria:
Other program details are as follows:
To learn more about the LB-ERAP’s various income and eligibility guidelines, go to longbeach.gov/erap.For additional information about housing in Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov/lbds or view the City’s Resources for Homeowners, Renters and Landlords.