Federal eviction protections also are set to expire on June 30. California has its own that applies to more people, but it’s set to expire at the same time.
A boost in rental assistance money could help stave off an expected wave of evictions after the current moratorium expires at the end of June.
Long Beach residents who meet certain requirements now have until June 11 to apply for rental assistance from the city.
The city raised federal and state money to create a nearly $29 million tenant assistance fund called the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
La ciudad recaudó dinero federal y estatal para crear un fondo de ayuda para inquilinos de casi $ 29 millones llamado Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia para Alquiler de Long Beach.
The fund will largely go toward paying back rent for eligible residents who apply for the program, but it could also be used to pay utilities that are in arrears or other household costs.
Eligible renters applied for a city-run program that could pay up to $1,000 per month for three months to their landlords; now the waiting for the lottery results has begun.
Applications can be submitted starting July 13 and can be dropped off via mail no later than July 23 or in-person by July 27.
Meanwhile about 100 protesters marched to the home of Councilwoman Suzie Price on Tuesday during the City Council meeting, demanding more favorable policies for the city’s tenants.
The city will pay $1,000 a month for 3 months to qualifying residents, with the application period opening next month.