Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts will recommend the creation of a COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist distressed renters and landlords with funding the city expects to receive under the CARES Act. The mayor’s initiative will be introduced at the August 11, 2020, regular city council meeting.
The Relief Fund is designed to utilize $2 million, from the city’s reserves, to establish two programs. The goal is to assist low-income and unemployed/underemployed renters in the city of Inglewood.
According to the accompanying staff report, the city expects to receive approx. $1.4 million in addition to $827,507 in federal housing funds.
The program will be open to all Inglewood residents, with priority given to those 62 and older, disabled, unemployed or underemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants will be able to apply on-line and an advertising campaign will be established to notify residents.
The city council is expected to approve the Relief Fund on August 18, 2020.COVID Relief Fund