Irvine Joins California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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The state and federal governments recently established Round 2 funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The City of Irvine has joined the State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief program for Round 2.

The State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance. Additional details on the program are available through this link.

If you are a first-time applicant, you will be applying through the State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief portal.

If you were previously assisted through the City of Irvine/United Way program, but have accrued additional COVID-19-related rental arrears since March 31, 2021, you may apply for additional assistance through the State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief portal. This includes:

  • Rental assistance between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021 (including upcoming payments).
  • Utility assistance dating back to April 1, 2020 (limited to a total of 12 months, as described on the State Program Overview webpage).

The application for the State of California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is available in six languages, including English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

For more information, visit the State of California’s Housing is Key webpage or contact the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 833-430-2122.

If you need assistance in another language, or if you need help seeing if you’re eligible, filling out an application, or uploading required paperwork, please contact the State of California program at 833-687-0967.

Category: COVID-19, City of Irvine, Economic Aid, California