CA COVID-19 Rent Relief


Whether it’s a health-related event or a significant financial hardship, COVID-19 has affected us all. As our state continues to recover, we are committed to keeping families housed and recognize that California renters and property owners have enough to worry about.

We want to make sure that past due rent isn’t one of them.


CalRHA - Rent Relief Program

Need Help With Unpaid Rent?

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is designed to help lower income Californians through the payment of unpaid rent to property owners. Funding for this program comes from the $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance. This program will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program and resident protection laws.

As of 5:00pm, March 15th, 2021 Local Partner Network organizations near you began accepting applications for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief.

With as many as 1.5 million California renters behind on rent and at risk of eviction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program will be a lifeline to renters and property owners. It clears accumulated rental debt, keeps the hardest-hit families in their homes, and will lead to a more equitable economic recovery.

The Housing Agency has worked with LISC to establish the CA Local Partner Network, consisting of community-based organizations in the hardest hit areas to provide in-person assistance to individuals who may not know about the program, or who may need help filling out their applications.

They are bringing on new partners every day, with a goal of getting to 200. The Housing Agency would again like to urge any of you interested in joining or Local Partner Network to apply by clicking here.

Their goal is to make sure that everyone who needs rent relief gets it.

Californians can visit the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief page through the Housing Is Key website, or they can call toll-free 833.430.2122.

The Housing Agency additionally asks you to help them push out information about CA COVID-19 Rent Relief by sharing prepared collateral materials in their TOOLKIT (click to access).




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