Applications are no longer being accepted for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program.

If you need financial assistance with rent or utilities, contact a Core Service Agency to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for local assistance. Local assistance funds are limited. If you need additional support, please check out the available resources below:

About the program

San Mateo County is providing Emergency Rental Assistance through the California State Rent Relief Program / Housing is Key. Please submit your CA COVID-19 Rent Relief application before the March 31st deadline due to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program application portal closing on April 1st. Pending applications will continue to be reviewed and processed after that time.

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Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.

Please see information below or located on the Outreach Resources page to determine if you are eligible, how to apply, and the amount of relief that can be given. Eligible renters and property owners may apply for assistance with utilities in addition to rental assistance.

Outreach Resources

Funded Partners

 

Who can apply?

Property owners who have income-eligible renters experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 with past due rent. 

Renters who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the area median income.
 

How much relief will I get?

Property owners, who participate in the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program, can get reimbursed for an eligible renter's unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020.

Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive assistance for unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020.

Eligible renters can receive financial assistance for their upcoming monthly rent and may also receive assistance for unpaid utility payments dating back to April 1, 2020, or for future utility payments, which will both be compensated at 100% of cost (Limited to a total of 12 months and paid directly to the utility provider).
 

How do I apply?

To check eligibility requirements, try one of the three options below:

If you are ready to fill out your application, click on this link: Application for AssistanceYou will be directed to the California COVID-19 Rent Relief website.
 

Need help with the application?

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Local Partner Network can provide technical assistance to interested applicants (tenants and landlords). Please contact the agency that serves the area in which you reside in or have property in.

COASTSIDE HOPE

https://www.coastsidehope.org/

99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada

(650) 726-9071

Area Served: Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Half Moon Bay

DALY CITY COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER

https://www.dcpartnership.org/daly-city-community-service-center/

350 90th St., Daly City

(650) 991-8007

Area Served: Daly City, Broadmoor, Colma

FAIR OAKS COMMUNITY CENTER

https://redwoodcity.org/housinghelp

2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City

(650) 780-7500

Area Served: Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton

NUESTRA CASA

nuestracasa.org

2396 University Ave., East Palo Alto

(650) 771-4449

Area Served: East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, North Fair Oaks

PACIFICA RESOURCE CENTER

https://www.pacresourcecenter.org/services/

1809 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica

(650) 738-7470

Area Served: Pacifica

PROJECT SENTINEL

https://www.housing.org

info@housing.org

1615 Hudson Street, Suite A, Redwood City

(650) 321-6291

Area Served: All of San Mateo County

PUENTE DE LA COSTA SUR

https://mypuente.org/programs/

620 North St., Pescadero

(650) 879-1691

Area Served: All of San Mateo County

SAMARITAN HOUSE

https://samaritanhousesanmateo.org/service/case-management/

4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo

(650) 7347-3648

Area Served: Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Mateo, San Carlos

SAMARITAN HOUSE SOUTH

https://samaritanhousesanmateo.org/service/case-management/

4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo

(650) 7347-3648

Area Served: East Palo Alto, Menlo Park

YMCA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

https://www.ymcasf.org/community-resource-center-ymca

1486 Huntington Ave., South San Francisco

(650) 276-4101

Area Served: Brisbane, San Bruno, S. San Francisco

COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES IN EAST PALO ALTO (CLSEPA)

https://clsepa.org/

1861 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto

(650) 326-6440

LEGAL AID

https://www.legalaidsmc.org/

330 Twin Dolphin Dr, Suite 123, Redwood City/li>

(650) 558-0915

SAMCAR - SAN MATEO COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

https://www.samcar.org

850 Woodside Way, San Mateo

(650) 696-8200

gina@samcar.org