‘Housing Is Key’ COVID-19 Rental Assistance


California’s eviction moratorium expired on Sept. 30, but the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is still available to provide financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19.

A few facts: 

  • The Rent Relief Program pays eligible tenants and landlords 100% of a tenant’s past-due rent and utilities going as far back as April 1, 2020.
  • Although your landlord may give you a notice to “pay or quit” (which is a notice from your landlord that gives you a certain amount of time to pay the outstanding rent you owe or vacate your home) at any time, they will not be able to legally evict you without first applying to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.
  • Having your overdue rent paid by the Rent Relief Program can protect you from eviction and debt collection lawsuits.

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