Rental Assistance

Los Angeles
Rental Assistance

Los Angeles Rental Assistance

Foundation for Women Warriors

2355 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 733-2450

Services

Foundation for Women Warriors provides emergency financial assistance for female veterans and their children in the form of rental assistance, childcare assistance, and utilities. Connect veterans with resources in their community for other needs or for those that do not qualify for our financial assistance programs. Clients must be single, have permanent housing with no other adults in the home, be working or going to school, demonstrate financial sustainability, and have an honorable discharge to qualify for financial assistance.

Eligibility

Single women veterans in Southern California with or without minor children. Must have honorable discharge, sustainable income and agree to one- time only assistance only. Clients must be working or going to school to receive assistance, have permanent housing with no other adults in the home, and need assistance with current bills or rent. We are unable to assist with past due bills or rent, eviction notices, or three day shut off notices.

Documents

DD 214, Military ID, Proof of identification, Proof of Income, Proof of Residency

Hours

8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

2600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 252-2500

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.

Southern California Gas Company

555 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 244-1200

Services

The program provides financial assistance to low-income people who live in the Southern California Gas Company service area. Services include discounted utility services and rates for low-income customers and utility disconnection notification services. Programs include: California Alternative Rates Energy (CARE) program, Direct Assistance Program (DAP), Gas Assistance Fund (GAF), Medical Baseline Program, Level Pay Plan and Third Party Notification. Income restrictions apply for most services. The CARE program provides a 20% discounted rate for households whose incomes meet guidelines established by the California Public Utilities Commission. To be eligible for the CARE discount, customer's income must be equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program is also available to non-profit group living facilities such as homeless shelters and hospices with low-income residents. Non-profit facilities must show proof that their residents meet the low-income eligibility requirements and proof of their non-profit status. The Direct Assistance Program (DAP) provides free energy-saving home improvements to low-income homeowners. Customers may participate approximately every 10 years, and like the CARE program customer's income must be equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See the Conservation service description for more details. The Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) is a seasonal program administered by the United Way, that helps income-qualified customers pay their gas bills with a one-time grant of up to $100 toward the gas bill (during specific winter months) The actual utility bill assistance is provided through community based organizations affiliated with United Way. See the separate entries for utility bill assistance. The Medical Baseline Program provides additional heat at a lower baseline rate for customers with special medical needs such as quadraplegics, paraplegics, hemiplegic or those who have multiple sclerosis or scleroderma or any other condition in which heating and cooling are a medical necessity. The program is not based on income, but doctor certification is required. The Level Pay Plan smoothes the ups and downs of monthly gas bills by averaging annual gas consumption and costs over a 12 month period. Monthly bills are an average instead of actual charges. The Third Party Notification Program is designed to prevent service disruption for customers who may have become late or delinquent in paying their gas bill. Customers may designate someone they trust to receive a copy of any late payment or shutoff notice. The designated third party can then notify and encourage the customer to contact the Gas Company to avoid service disconnection.

Eligibility

Call to apply or receive information on available programs and services. Information is also available on The Gas Company's website at www.socalgas.com. Certain eligibility guidelines may apply and vary by program. Applications for the CARE program are on the agency's website with an electronic interest form for the DAP program.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Mexican-American Opportunity

4545 Homer St
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(213) 680-5231

Services

The program provides financial assistance for people in need in the City of Los Angeles. Service includes rent payment (on hold as of 10/25/11), utility bill assistance, bus tokens, and other types of temporary financial aid such as prescription assistance for low income individuals and families. The service area is restricted to the Cathedral boundaries, which include L A City zip codes: 90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90026, 90029, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90042, 90057, 90065 and 90071. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. Eligible clients must have some form of income; and home visits are required before services are provided. Financial assistance is paid by check to the owner/landlord or to the utility company, and is a one time only service. People from outside the service area should be referred to their local church. Rent payment assistance and utility bill assistance is provided for families who cannot meet the full payment of their current month's rent or utility bill payment. The amount of the assistance depends on the case; the client is expected to contribute part of the payment. The program is unable to assist people who have already received a three-day eviction notice. Funds for rent and utility assistance are usually exhausted by the end of the 2nd week of the month, but clients who meet the eligibility criteria should still call to find out whether funds are still available. Families with children under the age of 18 are given priority. Bus tokens are provided to low-income people who have appointments for doctor visits or for employment related appointments. Proof of the appointment is required. Medical prescription assistance, work permit fee and ID's are provided for low-income people when funds are available.

Eligibility

Call the center to apply; an appointment is not required.

Documents

Proof of ID may include CAID or CADL, picture ID from employer or school or birth certificate. ID is required for all family members. Proof of income, may be pay stub or documentation of employment on company stationery, or letter of public assistance. Proof of residence may be a utility bill, and a contract rental lease from the landlord, or the last month's rent receipt. Legal documentation is required for any type of financial assistance. The agency will not accept self-affidavits.

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30am to 12:00 noon.

Central City Community Health Center

5970 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(213) 553-1830

Services

The agency provides HIV/AIDS services for Asians and Pacific Islanders, who are monolingual or who have minimal English skills, in Los Angeles county. Services include advocacy, buddy programs, case management, disease/disability information on HIV infection and AIDS, general counseling services, health related support groups, outreach programs for HIV positives and transgender at-risk populations and a rent payment assistance and utility bill payment assistance program. There are no geographic restrictions. The project provides linguistically appropriate outreach to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Education, prevention and outreach services are also targeted to gay/bisexual men, youth, women and transgender persons. Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention team (APAIT) helps provide access to the LA City Housing Department HOPWA rent payment assistance program for eligible participants.

Eligibility

Call for information.

Documents

Financial grants from HOPWA require picture ID, application form, diagnosis of HIV disease by a qualified California physician, rent agreement and proof of residence.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Inglewood Housing Authority

1 W Manchester Blvd #750
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5221

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.

Pico Rivera Housing

6615 Passons Blvd
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 801-4347

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.

Norwalk Housing Authority

12700 Norwalk Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 929-5588

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.

Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA)

700 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 262-4510

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.

AFA

7531 CA-2
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-1107

Services

The agency provides financial assistance for very low-income people living with AIDS, and who are unable to work because of the HIV disease, in Los Angeles County. Services include food vouchers, gas service payment assistance, moving expense assistance, and rent payment assistance. Geographic restrictions vary from program to program. AFA financial grants are intended to provide limited help supplementing existing income or provide assistance while waiting for government assistance. Expenses such as move-in expenses, rent, food vouchers, transportation and utility bills may be covered. In addition, free vitamins are provided through participating pharmacies. All programs require documentation, and grant amounts vary per program. Housing and utility bill grants are paid directly to the landlords/mortgage holders and utility companies. The Keep It Fresh food voucher program provides food vouchers. Eligible individuals may receive up to $60 of groceries (Family units may vary) once a month for either 6 months or 1 year in duration. Currently, there is a waiting list that lasts about 6 months to 1 year.

Eligibility

Walk in or call for an application.

Documents

The following documentation is required in all programs: Picture ID, application form, diagnosis of HIV disease signed by a California certified physician, rent agreement, proof of employment, proof of residence, and proof of income.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Southern California Edison

2244 Walnut Grove Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
(800) 655-4555

Services

The programs provide utility assistance to low-income customers who meet eligibility requirements in the Southern California Edison service area. Services include discounted utility services, energy conservation improvements, street lighting maintenance in County Unicorporated areas, and utility disconnection notices for older adults. Discount Utility Programs include the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE), the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA), Energy Assistance Fund (EAF), and the Medical Baseline Program. Southern California Edison also provides a Friendly Reminder notification program. CARE is a utility bill discount program that provides a 20% or more discount off the electricity bill of Southern California Edison customers who meet the income guidelines. CARE is an ongoing program, but customers must re-certify via a mail-in application every two years. The program is also available for non-profit facilities such as homeless shelters, hospices and residential treatment facilities. FERA is a utility bill discount program that provides a discounted rate on the monthly bill to income qualified customers that exceed their baseline usage by 30% to 100%. To qualify, there must be a minimum of three or more permanent residents in the household and the total household income must meet the program guidelines. EAF/Rate Relief is a program that helps SCE income-qualified residential customers pay their electrical bills. Customers are eligible for this assistance one time in a 12-month period. Maximum assistance amounts is up to $150, based on actual amount owed. The maximum assistance amount is subject to change for each program year. A Medical Baseline allocation may be available to persons whose primary residence requires the regular use of electrically powered life-support equipment and/or has a qualifying illness, such as quadriplegic, paraplegic, hemiplegic, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, other life-threatening illnesses, or someone with a compromised immune system (the elderly). The Friendly Reminder Program allows a customer to designate a third party to receive notification if a bill becomes past due or service will be disconnected. The customer and third party must both sign the application form.

Eligibility

Call for information or to receive an application. Income eligible SCE customers can enroll on the CARE and FERA Programs online at www.SCE.com or applications can be downloaded and printed from www.SCE.com then mailed in.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; emergency services are available by voice or TDD Monday through Sunday, 24 hours per day.

California Directional Boring Contractors

811 CA-1
Harbor City, CA 90710
(800) 227-2600

Services

The CARE Program provides monthly discounts on your PG and E bill.Program GuidelinesThe PG&E bill must be in your name. (For sub-metered tenants, the energy bill from your landlord must be in your name.)You must live at the address where the discount will be received.You may not be claimed as a dependent on another person's income tax return other than your spouse. You may not share an energy meter with another home. Your household must meet the program income guidelines. You must notify PG&E if your household no longer qualifies for the CARE discount. PG&E will notify you when it is time for you to reapply, if you still qualify.You may qualify for the CARE program if you participate in any of the following public assistance programs or your household income meets the program income guidelines.Public Assistance ProgramsMedicaid/Medi-Cal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Food Stamps/SNAPLIHEAPWICHealthy Families A&B TANF or Tribal TANFNSL FREE Lunch Program Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)Combine all household members' incomes from all eligible sources (see list below table) to get your total household gross annual income. To qualify, the total combined gross annual income (based on the number of household members) must be at or below the amount shown in the table.Size of Household CARE 1 - 2 $31,800 3 $37,400 4 $45,100 5 $52,800 6 $60,500 7 $68,200 8 $75,900 9 $83,600 10 $91,300 Each Additional Person Add $7,700 *Before taxes based on current income sourcesEffective June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012 A household's income includes money from all household members, from whatever source derived (taxable or non-taxable), including but not limited to the following:Wages or Salaries Interest and/or Dividends from: Savings AccountsStocks or Bonds Retirement Accounts Unemployment BenefitsRental or Royalty Income School grants, scholarships or other aid used for living expenses Profit from Self-EmploymentDisability Payments Workers CompensationSocial Security, SSI, SSP, SSDIPensions Insurance Settlements Legal Settlements TANF (AFDC) Food Stamps Child Support Spousal Support PHONE NUMBER:800-743-5000

Eligibility

Low-Income households, income maximums to qualify for the program: Determine how many people live in your home more than 50 percent of the time. Combine all household members' incomes from all eligible sources to get your total household gross annual income. See above or the PG and E website for qualification income limits.

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Universal City Studios CU

90 Universal City Plz # 1320
Universal City, CA 91608
(800) 569-4287

Services

Major Programs:Community Planning and Development: Helps to develop communities through grants and offers Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME program, Shelter Plus Care, Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG),Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab SRO), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).Housing: Responsible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA); administration of Multifamily housing programs, including Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) and Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811); Housing Choice, and Healthcare facility loan insurance.Public and Indian Housing: Administers public housing program HOPE VI, Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly and more popularly known as Section 8), ProjectBased Vouchers, and individual loan programs housing block grants for Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians and Alaskans.Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Enforces Federal laws against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. File a Housing Discrimination Complaint

Eligibility

Anyone needing assistance in Louisiana

Hours

Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Housing Authority of City of Long Beach

521 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-6985

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.

Burbank Temporary Aid Center

1304 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 848-2822

Services

The program provides financial assistance for low-income people of all ages who live in Burbank, including people who are undocumented. Services provided include emergency vouchers issued for medical prescriptions and limited utility bill payments; and bus tokens for people who need transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, and other necessary meetings. Some services are provided one time only; restricted to Burbank residents.

Eligibility

Call or walk in; referrals from social services are accepted. Applicants are interviewed to determine eligibility.

Documents

ID, proof of residence and proof of income are required.

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; The site is closed from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm.

St Irenaeus Catholic Church

5201 Evergreen Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 826-0760

Services

Offer Financial Assistance To People Within The Parish Boundaries For The Following Services Based On Available Donations: 

Eligibility

- Must Live Within Parish Boundaries Listed Below- Only Serves Certian Areas Of The Zip Codes Listed Below- 18 Years And Older

Documents

Walk-In

Hours

9:00 Am-11:00 Am Monday-friday

La Habra Community Resources

350 Hillcrest St
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 697-1199

Services

Provides electric utility bill assistance to those in need.

Eligibility

Serves: , Felons, Pregnant, Single Men, Single Women, Single Men With Children, Single Women With Children, Couples With Children, Couples With No ChildrenOther

Documents

Picture ID

Hours

1:00 pm-5:00 pm Monday-Friday

The Salvation Army Anaheim Red Shield Church and Community Center

1515 W North St
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 783-2344

Services

Provides Financial Assistance To Low-income Individuals And Families Based On Funding Available At Each Office Location. The Following Assistance May Be Provided:clothing Voucher partial Rent Payment Assistance (note: Location's Monthly Amount Often Used Before Month's End)partial Utility Bill Assistance prescription Payment Assistance 1 Day Bus Passes For Appointments (does not Offer Gas Money Assistance)household Itemscalifornia Idsresource And Referral*rental And Utility Assistance Is Provided Once Per Lifetime.*

Eligibility

- Single Adults: 18 Years And Older- Parents/guardians: All Ages- For Utility Bill Payment Assistance The Bill Must Be Past-due Or Disconnected Notice Required - Must Meet Income Guidelines- Rental And Utility Assistance Is Once Per Lifetime

Documents

Phone line not staffed, leave voicemailWalk-in

Hours

Program Hours:9:00 Am-12:00 Pm; 1:00 Pm-2:30 Pm Monday-thursday 9:00 Am-12:00 Pm Friday *financial Assistance Not Available Outside Of These Hours

Anaheim United Methodist Church

1000 S State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 776-5710

Services

Provides A Bag Of Food That Does Not Require cooking to Individuals Who Are Homeless.

Eligibility

- All Ages- Serves People Who Are Without Housing - Can Receive Groceries Twice Per Month

Documents

Walk-In

Hours

11:00 Am-1:00 Pm Tuesday & Thursday

Anaheim Downtown Community Center

250 E Center St
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-4500

Services

Provides electric bill payment assistance.

Eligibility

Serves: , Felons, Pregnant, Single Men, Single Women, Single Men With Children, Single Women With Children, Couples With Children, Couples With No ChildrenOther

Documents

Picture ID

Hours

8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

11870 Monarch St
Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 839-6199

Services

Provides a discounted gas and electric service Must qualify for HEAP first and then will be qualified for CARE.

Documents

Picture IDSocial Security Card or NumberProof of IncomeOther

Hours

8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Employment Development Department

7077 Orangewood Ave #200
Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 241-4900

Services

Offers financial Assistance To Veterans And Their Families Who Are Homeless Or Who Are At Risk Of Homelessness. Assistance May Include:rental Deposit Assistanceshort-term Rental Assistancecase Managementfinancial Planningassistance In Obtaining Veteran Benefits

Eligibility

- Veteran Must Not Have Dishonorable Discharge- Must Be Homeless, Or At Risk Of Homelessness.- Very Low Income - 50% Or Less Than The Area Median Income

Documents

Appointments required

Hours

8:00 Am-5:00 Pm Monday-friday

Southern California Gas

950 N Todd Ave
Azusa, CA 91702
(800) 427-2200

Services

Assistance Programs: CARE/Limited-Income Rates: You may qualify to receive a 20% rate discount through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program. DAP/Weatherization & Furnace: No-Cost Energy-Saving Home Improvements. See if you qualify to receive free energy-saving home improvements such as door weather-stripping, through our Direct Assistance Program (DAP). Gas Assistance Fund: One-Time Bill Assistance: One-time bill assistance of up to $100 may be available to qualified customers through our Gas Assistance Program. Medical Baseline Allowance: You may qualify for lower rates if someone in your household is seriously disabled, or has a life-threatening medical condition Leval Pay Plan: Smooth out the monthly ups and downs of your gas bill with our Level Pay Plan. We also offer special payment arrangements. Late Bill Notification State Assistance : You may qualify for other programs, such as LIHEAP and other State Assistance Programs.

Eligibility

1.If you or another person in your household receives benefits from any of these programs:

Medi-Cal/Medicaid
Healthy Families Categories A & B
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF
Head Start Income Eligible - Tribal Only
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA GA)
CalFresh / SNAP (Food Stamps)
National School Lunch''s Free Lunch Program (NSL)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

OR
2.Total income for all persons in your household meets the following income guidelines:


#of persons in household/Yearly household income no more than
1or2=$31,800
3=$37,400
4=$45,100
5=$52,800
6=$60,500
For each additional person in your household add $7,700

Hours

8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

FCCHB

1207 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-2589

Services

Offers Personal Financial Counseling And Financial Assistance, Based On Available Donations.

Eligibility

- 18 Years And Older

Documents

Walk-In

Hours

10:00 Am-1:00 Pm Tuesday-thursday9:00 Am-12:00 Pm Saturday

Build Futures

18822 Beach Blvd #211
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 907-7358

Services

Provides housing search, placement or moving costs assistance for youth without housing. Case managers assist clients in finding temporary or permanent housing and making a plan to move in and remain housed. May provide short-term rent payment assistance or deposit assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility

Serves: , Felons, Pregnant, Single Men, Single Women, Single Men With Children, Single Women With Children, Couples With Children, Couples With No ChildrenOther

Documents

None Required

Hours

8:00 am-6:00 pm, 7 days a week

Assistance League of Orange

124 S Orange St
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 532-5800

Services

Provides rental payment assistance to those in need.

Documents

Proof of Residence/Rental

Hours

Hours vary, please call for information.

Friendly Center - Education Building

615 N Lemon St
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 771-5300

Services

Provides financial assistance to those at risk of having electricity services disconnected.

Eligibility

Serves: Other

Documents

Picture IDProof of Residence/RentalProof of IncomeOther

Hours

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday

Glendora Welfare Association

114 N Glendora Ave # 218
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 857-1181

Services

The program provides financial assistance to Glendora residents. Services include bus fare, rent payment assistance, and utility service payment assistance. Services are restricted to Glendora residents. This is a one time only service. The rental assistance is a one time only service for emergency situations.

Eligibility

Call for information.

Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Volunteers of America

2100 N Broadway ste 300
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 426-9834

Services

Offers Financial And Supportive Services To Veterans Who Are Without Housing, Or living In Or Transitioning To Permanent Housing And Their accompanying family Members. People at Risk Of Homelessness May Receive Financial Assistance To Prevent Homelessness, And People Without Housing May Receive Rapid Re-housing Financial Assistance Such As rental Deposit, Short-term Rent Assistance, Case Management, Financial Planning, Information And Referral and Assistance Obtaining Veteran Benefits And Donated Bicycles When Available.

Eligibility

- Veteran Must Have At Least One Dd214 That Is Neither Dishonorable Nor Issued Under A General Court Martial- Must Be Homeless, Living In Temporary Housing Or At Risk Of Homelessness- All Ages

Documents

Appointment required

Hours

8:00 Am-4:30 Pm Monday-friday

Southwest Community Center

1601 W 2nd St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 543-8933

Services

Provides electric utility payment assistance to those in need when funds are available.

Eligibility

Serves: , Felons, Pregnant, Single Men, Single Women, Single Men With Children, Single Women With Children, Couples With Children, Couples With No Children

Documents

Proof of Residence/RentalProof of IncomeOther

Hours

10:00 am-12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday