If you couldn’t pay rent due to COVID, relief is coming. Here’s how LA’s new program works

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A rental sign is seen in front of an apartment building along Cardiff Ave. in the Palms neighborhood of Los Angeles. This week, LA leaders announced a new plan to eliminate all rental debt accumulated by low-income households due to COVID-19. Photo by Amy Ta.

The City of LA is forming a new partnership with the state of California to eliminate all rental debt for low-income households financially impacted by the pandemic. The application period opens September 1.