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.
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.
Who can apply?Renters: If you are an income-eligible renter, you can apply on your own and receive financial assistance for unpaid rent, dating back to April 1, 2020, or help with future payments, even if your landlord doesn’t participate.
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What else should you know?
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