City of San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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:

To disburse funds fairly and help households who are most in need, a prioritization system and random-selection process will be used to select the applicants who will receive a rental assistance payment. Priority will be given to families with minor children and households where at least one member is age 62 or older.

San Diego Housing Commission staff will coordinate with selected applicants and their landlord or property management company to disburse payments. All payments will be made electronically.

The San Diego Housing Commission 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.

Application will be available online no later than July 20, 2020

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