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Los Angeles County officials Wednesday will preview the launch of a $100 million rent relief fund — open for applications on Aug. 17 — to help residents in areas most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money comes from federal coronavirus relief funds to be managed by the Los Angeles County Development Authority, and will be paid directly to landlords to settle unpaid rent.
County officials said they hope the program will help 8,000 to 9,000 households. The program will open on Aug. 17 and remain open for two weeks to provide emergency rental assistance for low-income renters who are struggling as a result of the health and economic crisis.