Can’t pay your rent?
We can help.

In many circumstances, the new federal stimulus does not allow landlords to evict renters who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 emergency. Many states and cities have passed similar eviction restrictions. We’ll help you write a letter that notifies your landlord (1) that you are struggling financially and (2) that the federal stimulus likely does not allow them to evict you.

Hello Landlord is a free tool by SixFifty.

How It Works

With our free tool, we’ll help you write a letter that notifies your landlord
(1) that you are struggling financially and
(2) that the federal stimulus likely does not allow them to evict you.
You answer a few questions about
your rental.
We take your answers and generate
a letter to your landlord.
We send the letter to your email so you can send it to your landlord.
Get Started For Free

Hello Landlord is a free tool by SixFifty

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just write a letter myself?

You for sure can write a letter yourself. With a Hello Landlord letter we’ve tested the type of tone to use with landlords so we get the tone that landlords are looking for. You don’t want to send a letter that says, basically, ‘screw you, you can’t evict me,’ because that would poison your relationship with your landlord moving forward. So it’s actually a pretty delicate balance: You need to let the landlord know that there’s this moratorium on eviction and let them know that you may miss payments, but that you’re still willing to work with your landlord. The letter we generate for you we help walk the line in a pretty sophisticated way that may be difficult for somebody to just come out with on their own. And people may not know all of the details of the CARES Act.

How much does this cost?

This tool is 100% free. You just need an email address to sign up for an account and that’s it. No credit card needed. This tool is created and made free by SixFifty.

Why is this letter so effective?

We surveyed tenants, landlords, social services, government agencies, lawyers, judges, and court staff to create Hello Landlord. We found that in most cases landlords are willing to work with tenants if they respectively reach out. Our free tool collects a series of details about your situation then generates a document for you to send to your landlord. Communicating with your landlord about missed rent or an apartment repair can help tenants avoid evictions.

Hello Landlord was created by LawX, the legal design lab at BYU Law School, the Innovation for Justice (i4J) Program at University of Arizona College of Law, and SixFifty, the technology subsidiary of the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Is it available in my country?

You may use these documents anywhere but they were tested and found most effective in the United States.

I don't rent, can I use this for my mortgage servicer?

We released a similar tool for homeowners to generate letters to their mortgage lenders. Homeowners can delay making mortgage payments for six months, but need to send a letter to their lender specifically requesting relief.