Can't pay rent?
You’re not alone. Millions of Americans won’t be able to pay rent because of COVID‑19. Use our FREE tool to take action by writing a letter to your landlord.
Starting December 1st, 2022, NoRent.org will longer send letters. Please visit Stay Housed L.A. for updates on eviction protections in Los Angeles.
A national tool by non-profit JustFix.org
Here’s what you can do with
Our free letter builder was built with lawyers and non-profit tenants rights organizations across the nation to ensure that your letter gives you the most protections based on your state.
219letters sent by tenants across the USA
Since April 2020
How it works
We make it easy to notify your landlord by email or by certified mail for free.
Answer a few questions about yourself and your landlord or management company. It'll take no more than 8 minutes.
Our letter cites the most up-to-date legal ordinances that protect tenant rights in your state.
Free Certified Mail
After you’ve reviewed your letter, we send it to your landlord on your behalf by email and by certified mail, depending on the contact information that you provide us.
Here’s a preview of what the letter looks like:
I am writing to inform you that I have experienced a loss of income, increased expenses and/or other financial circumstances related to the pandemic. Until further notice, the COVID-19 emergency may impact my ability to pay rent.
Tenants in Florida are protected from eviction for non-payment by Executive Order 20-94, issued by Governor Ron DeSantis on April 2, 2020.
Tenants in covered properties are also protected from eviction, fees, penalties, and other charges related to non-payment by the CARES Act (Title IV, Sec. 4024) enacted by Congress on March 27, 2020.
Along with my neighbors, I am organizing, encouraging, and/or participating in a tenant organization so that we may support
Sending a letter to your landlord is a big step. Here are a few frequently asked questions from people who have used our tool:
I'm scared. What happens if my landlord retaliates?
It’s normal to feel anxious or scared that your landlord will retaliate. If your landlord is harassing you, denying you repairs, or trying to illegally evict you, reach out to legal assistance at LawHelp.org and connect with tenant organizers at Right to the City Alliance.
Is this free?
Yes, this is a free website created by 501(c)3 non-profit organizations across the United States.
Do I have to go to the post office to mail my letter?
No, you can use this website to send a letter to your landlord via email or USPS mail. You do not have to pay for the letter to be mailed.
Is there someone I can connect with after this to get help?
Connect to organizers through the Right to the City Alliance, a national alliance of organizers building the tenant movement since 2007. You can join their call for renters across the country to fight for the cancellation of rent at cancelrent.us.