UPDATE on New Rent Relief, Child Protection, Fishing & Camping, & Summer Checklist for Seniors


Los Angeles County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center



August 10, 2020




The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

County Rent Relief Program to Launch August 17

Rent Relief Program Launch

LA County has announced the creation of a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program which aims to assist low-income renters who have struggled to pay their rent and/or who are behind on paying rent due to COVID-19. Those who are most at need will be targeted with more assistance. The program will launch on August 17 and close on August 31.

LA County's COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will be operated by the LA County Development Authority (LACDA), and is funded by an allocation of $100 million in CARES Act funding meant to assist between 8,000 and more than 9,000 renting households with limited means.

Requirements: the program is available to all residents of the County who qualify (with the exception of residents living in the City of Los Angeles, as the City also received its own allocation of CARES Act funds). The following is required:

  • A W-9
  • Participation agreements are needed from the property owners to receive rental income on behalf of their qualified tenant; and
  • Property owners must agree to the terms of the participation agreement

To learn more or apply, visit rentrelief.lacda.org or dial 2-1-1. Please note citizenship documentation will not be requested from any party (renter or property owner). 

Child Protection Hotline

DCFS Child Protection Hotline

All children deserve to feel safe at home so they can learn, explore, dream & reach their full potential. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the LA County Child Protection Hotline at 800-540-4000. More information on how to report child abuse can be found here.

Help us familiarize your audience with the Child Protection Hotline by posting content from our digital toolkit.

Learning Together Safely

To help children get back to school, and parents back to work, LA County will be sharing regular content on resources and support for distance learning. County students, parents, educators, child care providers, or administrators are invited to read and share what you see here to ensure we are all "learning together safely" during the COVID-19 crisis.

LA County Parks: Fishing, Camping, Movies Under the Stars & More! 

Fishing, Camping, Movies

LA County's Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) is hosting kids this Summer - with safety and fun in mind! Many of the activities offered to LA County kids and families include fishing and camping at local lakes, kicking back at drive-in movies under the stars, strolling through your neighborhood during Parks After Dark, and cooling off on splash pads and swim beaches.

Ready to jump in? Find your Summer fun here!

Summer Checklist for Graduating Seniors

Summer Checklist for Graduating Seniors

LA County's Office of Education (LACOE) and it partners have created a Summer Checklist for Graduating Seniors and a College Access for All Hotline!

The College Access for All Hotline is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (323) 870-8600. Parents and students can speak directly to a college advisor and ask questions about the college process, including financial aid. Advisors are available in multiple languages and can assist students who have yet to make college plans for the fall. It's not too late!

Great Plates Delivered... to a Senior Near You.


Through LA County's Great Plates Delivered, you can help a local senior or business in your community.This meal assistance program offers eligible seniors with three (3) home-delivered meals a day. Seniors over 65, seniors 60-64 years of age who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 or those at high-risk for COVID-19 may qualify. When you help a senior connect to Great Plates Delivered you're also helping your local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community get back to work. 

To learn more or apply for this program before September 9thclick here.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

Access our Social Media Toolkit here.

SMTK BYOM Spread Love

Spread love.
Not the virus.

S Chinese傳播愛。

Korean바이러스가 아니라.
사랑을 확산해야합니다.

SpanishEsparce amor.
No el virus.

Additional Information

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: