City of San Diego residents are eligible for help from the County of San Diego’s program.
Applications can be submitted to the County, starting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
For information about the County of San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, visit www.sdhcd.org
The San Diego Housing Commission does not administer the County of San Diego program.
The application period is now closed for the City of San Diego’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Applications were accepted from July 20, 2020, through August 7, 2020.
If you submitted an application, you may log in to the online application portal to check the status of your application.
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Landlords, for questions please refer to the Landlord Guide.
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps families with low income in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to COVID-19.
The program will provide one-time payments of up to $4,000 per qualifying household to help pay past-due and/or upcoming rent.
Payment will be made directly to the household’s landlord.
To be eligible for the program, households must meet the following criteria:
All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to be selected to receive assistance.
Priority will be given to:
Applications will be sorted and assigned numbers at random to identify the applicants who will receive help to pay their rent.
San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) staff will coordinate with selected applicants and their landlord or property management company to disburse payments. All payments will be made electronically.
SDHC administers this program on behalf of the City of San Diego.
To check the status of your application, please log in to the application portal.
For more information, call (619) 535-6921
SDHC is working with several community-based organizations to help renters complete and submit their applications, including renters without internet access.
For information about this program, please contact 2-1-1 at (619) 535-6921.
For help with your application, please contact one of the following organizations:
These CBOs are among more than 60 to which SDHC reached out to ask for help to raise awareness about this program and potentially help households complete their applications. All of the CBOs SDHC contacted are mission-driven, serving diverse populations throughout the City of San Diego.
SDHC thanks all of the CBOs partnering with us and helping to share information about the program with families struggling financially due to COVID-19.
As low-income individuals and families struggle financially because of COVID-19, you can help provide them with a sense of stability in the most important place for them during this pandemic—their home.
Your tax-deductible donation will help these households pay their rent through the City of San Diego’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Donations are made to SDHC Building Opportunities Inc., SDHC’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate.
Private donations supplement the federal funding allocated to this program so more families and individuals can receive the help they need as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Restrictions on the use of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds do not apply to private donations that support this program.
If you have questions about donations to support this program, please email [email protected]