Need to Know: California COVID-19 Rent Relief

With the expiration of California's eviction moratorium, because of hardships endured by the COVID-19 pandemic, California residents who are unable to pay their rent may be losing their protection and could be faced, yet again, with an eviction.

There is hope – California residents may be eligible for rent relief. However, there are a number of qualifying requirements that must be met in order to qualify. If you’re currently residing in an affected area and need rent help, we want to make sure you know your rights and what qualifies as rent relief.

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What should renters do first?

The first step is to ask if you qualify for rent relief. If you live in a pandemic-affected area and make less than 80% of the region's median income, you may qualify for rent assistance.

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How to apply?

There is no deadline for applying for rent relief, however, the program is designed to be open until funds run out. This means renters should not wait to start their application. You can apply online through CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.

Submitting your application may also help prevent your eviction while you wait for approval. According to lawmakers, if you can show documentation that you're waiting for judgment on your application or for the money to be disbursed, you won't be kicked out.

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What should I do if the property owner is harassing me?

It is against the law for your landlord to harass you. If you are experiencing harassment, call our legal experts at Shamtob Law today to help.

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What should I do if I get an eviction notice?

You can't be evicted until a decision is made on your rent relief application, and only if that decision is that you do not qualify.

If your application is approved, it may take time for the funds to be disbursed, so be patient. Give yourself an extra layer of security, and call our team today for assistance.

If you think you might qualify for rent relief and are facing eviction, contact our team at 844-SHAMTOB (844-742-6862) for assistance. Don't wait. It's safer for renters to act now rather than later.