The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) announced today that the State of California’s “Housing is Key” Rent Relief Program will end the application period on March 31st!

The Housing is Key program provides free financial assistance to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid rent or utilities due to COVID-19. LAHD urges tenants and landlords to apply before the end of the application period.

Applications are accepted until 5:00 pm March 31, 2022, to pay unpaid rent and/or utilities owed up to March 31, 2022. Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of the next steps.

Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship. Assistance from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program does not
count as earned income (for renters) and will not affect eligibility for any other benefit assistance programs, such as CalFresh or CalWORKS.

Applicants that have already submitted a COVID-19 Renters Relief application at should not submit a new application. For applicants (tenants/landlords) needing additional financial assistance or to find the status of a pending application, please check online at or call (833) 430-2122.