Program Overview

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is no longer accepting applications. In accordance with California Senate Bill 115, all qualified applicants who submitted their application before the March 31 deadline will receive help with past-due rent and/or utility bills. As of April 1, 2022, more than 223,000 households have received approximately $2.5 billion in financial support. Remaining applications are being reviewed and paid in the order in which they were received.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

About the Program

Californians across the state were affected by COVID-19, and many were left unable to pay portions or all of their rent or utility bills because of the pandemic. On March 15, 2021, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program began to accept applications for rent and utility support, helping Californians hit hardest by the pandemic. Tenants and landlords were able to request up to 18-months in assistance covering the time between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2022.

As the program continues to issue payments for applications in the system, the dashboard will reflect the latest information on households served and assistance paid.