Are you struggling to pay rent or utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

The State of Louisiana launched the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide emergency rental assistance to Louisiana residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HOW TO APPLY

Learn more at www.LAStateRent.com or by calling 1-877-459-6555, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you live in Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Orleans, or St. Tammany parish, there are specific programs for you. Click on the name of your parish, and you will be directed to the program being administered in your parish. 

WHO CAN APPLY?

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible for assistance:

  • Tenant resides in a rental unit in one of the 57 parishes covered by the state program.
  • At least one individual in the household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19.
  • Tenant has received a past due rent notice, past due utility notice, or an eviction notice or is experiencing housing instability.

Landlords are also eligible to apply for assistance.