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Rent Relief Program Has Now Been Officially Signed Into Law

Rent Relief Program

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program has now been officially signed into law.

The Rent Relief Program covers payment of 100% of low-income tenants’ past-due rent. The program also provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance. Depending on the address of your rental property, you may be eligible for a local program.


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 landlords have enough to worry about. We want to make sure that rent and utilities aren’t on that list of worries. The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program helps income-eligible households with rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides tenant (renter) protection laws and funding to support this program.

Rent Relief Program Dashboard

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides greatly needed rent relief to California landlords and renters who have faced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program dashboard below gives a snapshot view of the program’s progress to date. The dashboard shows the total number of applications received; the number of complete household applications and corresponding funds requested; the number of households served; the average assistance paid to each household served, and the total funds paid. It also breaks down the applications by race, ethnicity, age group, gender, and Area Median Income (AMI) level.

To sum up, eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities can now apply for help through the program. Therefore, landlords and renters can now verify eligibility by calling 833-430-2122. They can also find more information on the program at

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