The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a series of problems, in addition to those related to health: thousands of people were left without work and therefore with debts, including those related to housing.
In this regard, the State of California offers resources to help those who need to pay rent arrears and do not have financial solvency at the moment.
Thus, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides rent and utility support to income-eligible California tenants, as well as affected landlords, as long as they qualify they are eligible for 100 percent of the rent and utilities owed. San Mateo County tenants and landlords can apply NOW for assistance!
However, many people still do not know how to access this assistance or do not have the tools necessary to obtain support for rent and services, which is why the nonprofit organization Cultural Circle House provides residents in need with assistance in filling out forms and submitting their application. Interested individuals can send a text to (650) 628-8487.
And if you prefer, come to the organization's facility, located at 3090 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, 94063 CA.
Who is eligible to receive rent support?
? Assistance is for California residents only, regardless of immigration status.
? If you experienced financial hardship during COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance. But, in addition, if you receive subsidies from programs such as MediCal, WIC, or CalFresh, or if you can demonstrate similar hardship, you are automatically eligible.
? Also, those affected by COVID-19. For example, if you lost your job, had your work hours reduced, were unable to find employment, had additional child care or medical care costs, or had other increased costs due to the pandemic, you also meet this requirement.
? Assistance is prioritized according to the applicant's needs, so be sure to apply while the program is open and funds are still available.
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