Over 2,000 applications received for Long Beach rental assistance program, city officials say

Long Beach officials received over 2,000 applications from renters seeking aid through the city’s Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Because there wasn’t enough funding for everyone who qualified, Long Beach turned to a lottery system to determine who will get it. More than 1,700 applications were selected through the lottery process.

The remaining applicants were placed on a waiting list, officials said. The application window closed on July 27.

The city announced Friday that it is currently reviewing the applications for the program, which will pay $1,000 per month for three months to qualifying renters’ landlords.

Officials did not immediately provide a date for when the payments would be made, but said they have started approving and processing the payments.

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