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Struggling to pay rent due to COVID?

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

Both landlords and renters may apply. The program can provide assistance for past-due rent and forward rent payments for applicants, as well as utility costs.

To apply by phone, call (877) 459-6555.

What Does the Program Cover?

The state program provides financial assistance to cover rent costs for Louisiana renters who are behind on their rent and/or at risk of eviction due to COVID-19.  Eligible uses for the program are limited to:


Past-Due Rent

Past-due rent dating back to as early as April 1, 2020

Forward Rent

Forward rent paid in increments of up to three months


Past-due bills including some penalty fees, up to 15 months

Program Goals

Keep people housed during the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing evictions for failure to pay rent

Prioritize applicants who previously
applied to the Louisiana Emergency
Rental Assistance Program (LERAP)

Provide assistance with past-due utilities and home energy costs, including electricity, gas, fuel oil, water and sewer, and trash removal

Serve the maximum number of households

Compensate landlords for unpaid rent during COVID-19 eviction moratoria

Ensure equitable geographic distribution of assistance

To learn more about the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

Refer here for current information on the eviction moratoria.

Contact Us

Email: info@LAStateRent.com   |  Call: (877) 459-6555

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