Help Paying Rent In California

Help Paying Rent Guide In California

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

Top Tips

When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in California, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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  • Assitance Resources 141

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Sonoma County Housing Authority

1440 Guernville Road, Santa Rosa, CA - 95403

Foothill AIDS Project

233 W Harrison Avenue, Claremont, CA - 91711

Salvation Army Grass Valley - Rental Assistance

10725 Alta Street , Grass Valley, CA - 95945

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

22941 Atherton St, Hayward, CA - 94541

Salvation Army Auburn - Rental Assistance

286 Sutter Street , Auburn, CA - 95603

Time For Change Foundation - (W.I.S.H. Program)

1255 E. Highland Ave , San Bernardino, CA - 92404

Catholic Charities Pomona

1460 E. Holt Ave, Ste 98 , Pomona, CA - 91767

Rolling Start

1955 Hunts Lane , San Bernardino, CA - 92408

Catholic Charities CYO - San Francisco

990 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA - 94109