The city of Long Beach has just reopened its rental assistance program and has $64 million available to those in need of pandemic-related rent relief.
Both tenants and landlords can apply for money to pay back 100% of rent dating back to April 1st, 2020. Tenants can also apply for some help on future rent payments and on-past due utility payments. Long Beach wants to help those with incomplete forms.
City Spokesperson Rick De La Torre said "We have a lot of folks that are registered but they haven't completed the application process and getting the rest of those documents that are required into their package so we can get to work on processing and getting their payments." Almost 14,000 people have registered for an online application, but the city only received 7,000.