Information as of September 10, 2021

The State of California has increased funding for income-eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 to cover 100% of unpaid and future rent or utilities. This increase in rental assistance payments to 100% of unpaid rent will help make landlords whole and keep tenants housed.


The California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program includes: 

  • Free financial assistance is available to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid or future rent or utilities.
  • Landlords and renters are both encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Priority assistance will be given to income eligible households most at-risk of eviction.
  • Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of next steps.

You can verify your eligibility for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program and apply immediately by visiting HousingIsKey.com, or by calling (833) 430-2122. Additionally, if you are an applicant who has already received funding through the program, you will be compensated the difference to receive 100% coverage – there is no need to re-apply!

California’s critical eviction protections have also been extended for renters impacted by COVID-19, through September 30, 2021, to help keep vulnerable families housed.

Apply now