UnidosUS Launches Campaign to Protect Latino Renters and Homeowners

Multistate rent and homeowner relief campaign will launch in Los Angeles as eviction deadline looms

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WASHINGTON, DC—UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) announced today the launch of a new campaign to deliver rental/utility relief and assistance for mortgage-related expenses to Hispanic households in Los Angeles that are still weathering the financial shocks of the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign will build awareness and provide access to programs providing financial assistance to help Latino tenants, landlords, and homeowners meet their housing expenses. This effort comes at a critical time as California’s eviction moratorium and mortgage forbearance periods are set to expire on September 30.

UnidosUS, in partnership with its Affiliates, will operate a Spanish-language hotline to connect eligible individuals in Los Angeles to financial assistance and help them through the process. The hotline will provide information about the state’s rent and mortgage relief program and relevant resources in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

“Our nation’s economic recovery cannot happen while families are kicked out of their homes and onto the streets,” said Lautaro “Lot” Díaz, Vice President, Housing and Community Development at UnidosUS. “With Black and Latino households the most at risk of eviction and foreclosure, it is vital to ensure that all available resources are accessible to the most vulnerable households. This hotline is just one way in which UnidosUS and its Affiliates are working to protect our communities.”

For more information about California’s rent and homeowner relief program, call the UnidosUS Counseling Connection (UCC) hotline: 844-394-1488.