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Tenant Rental Assistance Programs


The Rental Assistance Program is currently on hold.

 

Culver City provides two rental assistance programs to people who live or work within the City: Section 8 and the Culver City Rental Assistance Program (RAP). Both provide rental subsidies directly to property owners on behalf of qualified tenants.

Section 8
Section 8 is a federally funded program providing rental assistance to Culver City residents in need. It is also the principal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program for assisting lower income individuals and families to secure decent, safe and affordable housing. Culver City has 338 Section 8 participating households. Due to limited funding, Culver City maintains a waiting list for Section 8.

Culver City Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
RAP is a Culver City Redevelopment Agency-funded program providing rental assistance to Culver City residents in need. Due to limited funding, Culver City also maintains a waiting list for RAP, but applications are taken at any time. If you would like an application for RAP, call (310) 253-5780, or click here for the form.

Who can apply for Section 8?
Any very low income individual or household can apply if the waitlist is open. Please contact the Housing office for income eligibility at (310) 253-5780.

Who can apply for RAP?
Any low income family or individual can apply for RAP. Please contact the Housing office for income eligibility at (310) 253-5780.

How much Rental Assistance is received?
The assistance provided is different for everyone. The amount the Culver City Housing Agency pays the landlord is based on the tenant's income. The rental assistance tenant pays approximately 30% to 40% of their monthly income towards the rent.

What kind of home is approved?

  • It must be found to be decent, safe, and sanitary condition upon inspection of the unit by the Housing Inspector.
  • The rent for the home must not exceed the rent limits.
  • The home may be an apartment, housing, duplex, or mobile home.