By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Residents of Los Angeles County hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for help paying their rent.

Los Angeles County’s $100 million rent relief program’s application period opened Monday. The program is open to all residents of Los Angeles County who do not live in the city of Los Angeles.

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For the next two weeks, residents can apply online at or by calling 211 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The funds come from federal COVID-19 relief funds and are being managed by the Los Angeles County Development Authority. Grants will be paid directly to landlords to settle unpaid rent.

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“This $100 million will go a long way toward keeping houses and families housed, “ Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said.

County officials hope to help 8,000 to 9,000 low-income households that have been struggling due to the coronavirus crisis. Grants will be distributed via lottery, but applicants with the greatest need will be prioritized.

Residents living on 30% of median income can receive up to $10,000. Those at 50% of the median income can receive up to $7,500. The eligible income limit for a household of four people, including money earned by all adults in the household, is $56,300.

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To check eligibility, go to