Applications are now being accepted for California's rent relief program. California is using federal funds to help tenants wipe away back rent that has built up due to financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will help pay back rent as well as utlities.
Applications are being accepted from tenants and landlords. Qualified applicants must show proof that they experienced a pandemic-related financial setback and demonstrate some risk of homelessness or housing instability. All tenants must be low-income.