Landlords Affected by COVID-19 Can Seek Property Tax Relief

Are you a landlord impacted by the tenant protections?

On March 15, 2022, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors passed a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn to cancel property tax penalties, interest, costs, and fees for property owners that have been negatively affected by the eviction moratorium passed by the Board as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts.

The LA County Treasurer and Tax Collector are currently making modifications to their Penalty Cancellation Request application.

Landlords who have been impacted by the tenant protections should check back after April 11, 2022, to request cancellation of penalties for late payment of property taxes.

Those in need of assistance with unpaid rent and utilities owed from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022, should visit For additional information, including eligibility and application help, rental property owners should call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 833-430-2122. Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.

The deadline to apply for these funds is March 31, 2022.

Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Director Rafael Carbajal added, “Emergency rental assistance programs provide much needed relief for landlords who are owed back rent and low-income tenants who are behind on their rent and utility payments between the months of April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022. These rental assistance programs have helped prevent unnecessary housing displacement and have helped ensure our most vulnerable residents have remained protected throughout the pandemic. Tenants who apply for rental assistance may be entitled to special eviction protections under state law, and program funds provide landlords 100% of the tenant’s rent obligation for approved months of rental assistance.”