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Posted on: February 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County of San Diego's Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Have you been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with rent or utilities?

The County of San Diego’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps eligible households who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters behind on rent and utility payments.

Eligibility Criteria Includes:

  • Household income must be at or below 80% Area Median Income.
  • Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19.
  • Household is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Household must not receive any other forms of rental subsidy such as Section 8 or other rental assistance programs, rapid rehousing assistance, or rental assistance from non-profit agencies.

Renters can apply online beginning on March 2, 2021 through March 16, 2021. For more information on the ERAP Program and to apply, visit . If you do not have internet access and need assistance in completing the application, call (858) 694-4801. A County representative will be able to assist you.

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