Emergency Renters Relief Program Workshop in CD 9

The Office of Councilman Curren Price, in partnership with the Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), the Housing Rights Center (HRC) and All Peoples Community Center, will conduct on Nov. 15, a special workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Emergency Renters Relief Program.

The subsidy program assists individuals and families who have received one or more rent increase notices totaling more than 8 percent since March 15, 2019. The temporary financial assistance is meant to prevent tenant displacement for non-payment of rent through Dec. 31, 2019. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 goes into effect starting Jan. 1, 2020, shielding renters from future excessive rent increases. 

The rent subsidy from the City will cover the difference between the increased rent since March 15, 2019 minus 8 percent for up to three months. During the workshop Friday, which will take place in my District Office (4301 S. Central Ave., LA 90011), representatives will give an overview of the short-term program and individuals will be on hand to complete application forms to determine eligibility.

Individuals must bring the following documents for intake:

  • Rent increase notice
  • Rental agreement or lease
  • Rent receipts
  • Recent pay stubs
  • 2018 IRS tax filing
  • Social security
  • TANF
  • General assistance (if applicable)
  • Veterans benefit (if applicable)

To RSVP, please contact Dedee Verdin at Dedee.Verdin@lacity.org. Please review the flyer below to see the general eligibility requirements. If you can’t make it to our workshop, please contact All Peoples Community Center at (213) 747-6357 to make an appointment Monday through Friday and apply for a rent subsidy.

Taller del Programa de Ayuda de Emergencia Para Inquilinos en el Distrito 9

La Oficina del concejal Curren Price, en asociación con el Departamento de Vivienda e Inversión Comunitaria (HCIDLA), el Departamento de Vivienda Justa (HRC) y All Peoples Community Center, llevará a cabo el 15 de noviembre un taller especial de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. sobre el Programa de Ayuda de Emergencia Para Inquilinos.

El programa de subsidios ayuda a las personas y familias que han recibido uno o más avisos de aumento de alquiler por un total de más del 8 por ciento desde el 15 de marzo de 2019. La asistencia financiera temporal fue diseñada para evitar el desplazamiento de inquilinos por falta de pago del alquiler hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2019. La Ley de Protección de Inquilinos de 2019 entrará en vigencia a partir del 1 de enero de 2020, protegiendo a los inquilinos de futuros aumentos excesivos de alquiler.

El subsidio de alquiler cubrirá la diferencia entre el aumento del alquiler desde el 15 de marzo de 2019 menos el 8 por ciento por hasta tres meses. Durante el taller este viernes, en mi Oficina de Distrito (4301 S. Central Ave., LA 90011), los representantes darán un resumen del programa a corto plazo y las personas estarán disponibles para completar los formularios de solicitud para determinar la elegibilidad.

Las personas deben traer los siguientes documentos:

Aviso de aumento de alquiler
Contrato de alquiler o arrendamiento
Recibos de alquiler
Recibos de pago recientes
Impuestos del IRS 2018
Social Security
TANF
Asistencia general (si corresponde)
Beneficio para veteranos (si corresponde)
Para confirmar su asistencia, comuníquese con Dedee Verdin en Dedee.Verdin@lacity.org. Consulte el volante a continuación para ver los requisitos generales de elegibilidad. Si no puede asistir a nuestro taller, comuníquese con All Peoples Community Center al (213) 747-6357 para hacer una cita de lunes a viernes y solicitar un subsidio de alquiler.

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City Program Brings Financial Relief to Renters

The City of LA has established a temporary Emergency Renters Relief Program to help individuals facing rent increases in response to a new state law that prohibits rent gouging but doesn't go into effect until January. 

The citywide program, which provides rent subsidies, will be in effect from now until December 31, 2019. In order to be eligible, individuals must reside in a rental property in Los Angeles, the rental unit must be built prior to January 1, 2005 and the household income needs to be below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

To schedule an in-person appointment in District 9, contact All Peoples Community Center at (213) 747-6357. You may also contact HCIDLA’s hotline at (866) 557-RENT (7368) or the Housing Rights Center (HRC) at (800) 477-5977. More details below. 

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Councilman Curren Price Kicks Off “Don’t Trash CD 9” High School Challenge

As part of continuous efforts to clean up South Los Angeles, Councilman Curren Price launched on Oct. 28 “Don’t Trash CD 9” - a local challenge targeting high school students for a chance to win $5,000. The competition pits 12 area schools against one another to see which students report the most illegal dumping, bulky-item pickup, and graffiti removal requests using the MyLA311 mobile phone app from Oct. 28-Dec. 9.

The Monday celebration, which featured a marching band, cheerleaders and a JROTC, kicked off a series of monthly contests between high schools across South LA. The school that records the most number of MyLA311 service requests will be the winner of the month. A winner will be announced every month for the remainder of the current school year through May 2020. Throughout the duration of the program, Councilman Price is expected to award about $30,000 to participating schools.

“One in three residents living in my District are under 18 years of age,” Councilman Price said. “I hope this friendly competition serves as a reminder that our youth are the future of South LA, and they have an enormous responsibility to their community.

“Whether they’re tackling climate change or fighting for gun control, time and time again, we have seen the power of our young people in action. What this contest aims to do is encourage them to be more environmentally conscious and spark a districtwide movement.”

The participating schools include: Dymally High School, John C. Fremont High School, Santee Education Complex, Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School, Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, Wallis Annenberg High School, Alliance Patti And Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy, Manual Arts High School, and Augustus F. Hawkins High School.

Councilman Price says he thinks the award will serve as an incentive, mobilizing tech-savvy youth to do their part to clean up the areas around their schools, parks and neighborhoods.

“Using the MyLA311 mobile application is the quickest way to notify City departments of work needed to keep LA’s streets, sidewalks, and public areas clean and safe,” said Donna Arrechea, 311 Director. “Today more than 30,000 requests are submitted via the app every month. It's a way for Angelenos to take action and it helps City government become aware of problems so we can do our part.”

The high school competition is part of Councilman Price’s comprehensive and multifaceted “Clean & Green” initiative to promote cleanliness and improve livability for residents in District 9. Keep streets clean by utilizing the FREE MyLA311 mobile app, dialing 3-1-1 or via email at 311@lacity.org. More info at myla311.lacity.org

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