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For Renters, landlords, and homeowners:

For rental assistance from the state of California, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for unpaid rent to eligible renters and landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Depending on the address of your rental property, you may be eligible for a local program. [Learn more]  

California also has a program for those seeking mortgage assistance. The California Mortgage Relief Program uses federal Homeowner Assistance Funds to help homeowners get caught up on their housing payments. The program is absolutely free and the funds do not need to be repaid. ​​The program is open to all eligible Californians who are currently experiencing pandemic-related hardships and have fallen behind on their housing payments.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Household income at or below 100% of their county’s Area Median Income;
  • Missed at least two mortgage payments prior to December 27, 2021;
  • Own a single-family home, condo or permanently affixed manufactured home; and
  • Faced a pandemic-related financial hardship after January 21, 2020.

In addition, applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Receiving public assistance;
  • Severely housing burdened (costs for your mortgage, property taxes and other housing expenses are more than 40% of your income); or
  • Have no alternative mortgage workout options (loan modifications) through your mortgage servicer.

You can find more information regarding eligibility at

For immediate shelter needs: For immediate assistance, please call 2-1-1 to speak with someone about services in your area.
If you are enrolled in CalWORKS: The Housing Support Program assists families in the CalWORKs program that are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. The Housing Support Program is administered through CalWORKs at the county level. Contact your local county welfare office to apply/learn more.

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