San Diego Area Rental Assistance Still Taking Applications! Apply Today

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Emergency Rental Assistance programs launched over a month ago. SCRHA was pleased to share information about those programs and host informative webinars to help guide housing providers through the process of applying on behalf of their residents. To date, these programs remain open and continue to accept applications. They will do so until funds are depleted.  

SCRHA wants to make sure you and/or residents don’t miss an opportunity to receive payment for rental arrears. As we have seen in the last year, so much of what is to come is unknowable and fluctuating. Housing providers will be able to take action to recoup COVID-related rental debt beginning August 1. However, that may be too long to wait for some and there is always the possibility the legislature will push that date further out. Additionally, we have no way of knowing how long the court process will take. 

This is why SCRHA is encouraging its members to apply for rental assistance on behalf of their residents or share informational flyers with them. Rental assistance will help renters erase their debt and provide property owners with much-needed income. Programs do not ask about immigration status nor does it affect eligibility. Many renters may also receive assistance with their past due utility bills as well. 

For Properties in the City of San Diego 

For Properties in the City of Chula Vista 

For Properties elsewhere in San Diego County (unincorporated County, Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista).  

Housing Provider & Resident Communication 

Open lines of communication are vital to the rental assistance process. Housing providers should communicate to their residents when they have applied on their behalf just as residents should communicate the same to their owner or manager. Residents are required to accept and/or co-sign applications. They may also need to show proof of income. SCRHA has created a letter to help you notify a resident when you have applied on their behalf. Additionally, a form is now available to document your efforts when applying for and/or communicating the availability of rental assistance. 

More information, including how to apply for funds for properties in Southern Riverside and Imperial Counties, is available on the SCRHA COVID-19 Rental Assistance & Eviction Compliance webpage.