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Struggling to pay rent due to COVID?

The State of Louisiana is launching 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.


The program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 133). This relief package includes $25 billion for emergency rental assistance, of which $161 million has been allocated to the state to provide assistance in 57 Louisiana parishes.  

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

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

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)

Serve the maximum
number of households

Ensure equitable geographic distribution of assistance

Compensate landlords
for unpaid rent during
COVID-19 eviction moratoria

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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