Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, rent has become a main topic of conversation, especially among Californians. What should tenants do if they lost their jobs due to the pandemic and could no longer afford rent? How long could they go without paying their rent? Would their rent be forgiven?
After a year and a half of eviction moratoriums, the state of California has set September 30 as the expiration date for the moratorium extension. Luckily, renters can still apply for California’s rent relief program, which grants full rent forgiveness to those with incomes up to 80% of their area’s median income, as well as their landlords.
For those who do not qualify for the above program or who need additional help, JFLA provides interest-free loans up to $15,000 for emergency rent to those who are behind due to COVID-19.
Emmanuel was one such loan recipient. He is an Uber driver who had to put his work on hold for several months due to COVID-19. When he went back to work full time, he found himself drowning in four months’ worth of back rent. With nowhere else to turn, a friend recommended JFLA to him. JFLA gave Emmanuel an interest-free loan of $3,000 to help him get back on track after months of lost income.
If you need help with rent and are not sure the California rent relief program will be enough, please visit our website to see if you qualify for a loan with JFLA.