Los Angeles County residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may soon have access to a new assistance fund.

On August 17, the Los Angeles County Development Authority will begin accepting applications for a $100-million relief fund targeted at low-income households.  The application window will remain open for two weeks, closing on August 31.

The program, which makes use of $100 million in CARES Act funds allocated to Los Angeles County, is expected to assist between 8,000 and 9,000 households.  Recipients will be selected based on need.

The payments for qualified tenants will be made directly to property owners.  Landlords will be required to provide a W-9 and participation agreement in order to receive the payments.

No citizenship documentation will be requested from any party participating in the program, be they renter or property owner.

The program will exclude residents located within the City of Los Angeles, which has its own renter relief program funded by the CARES Act.

To apply, visit 211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief.

More information on the program can be found at rentrelief.lacda.org.