Deadline to apply for rental assistance is Friday

Renters in Baton Rouge facing eviction may be eligible rental assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a new program to help renters who have had trouble paying their landlords due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will award up to $2,000 for tenants.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must reside in the city limits of Baton Rouge
  • Meet HUD income requirements
  • Currently behind on rent for at least 30 days
  • Experienced economic harm due to COVID-19
  • Not currently receiving rental assistance or subsidies from other organizations or agencies
  • Program preferences include elderly, disables, and individuals pending eviction
Rental Assistance Program
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To apply, visit Applications are only open Nov. 19 and 20.

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