We are here to assist with disputes over rent payments, evictions or any other housing issues during COVID-19 and beyond.
Tenants currently need to apply for BOTH rental assistance and submit the declaration form (Tenant Forms - Housing Is Key (ca.gov)) in order to continue to be protected after the end of September.
Beginning in October, tenants must pay their October 2021 rent
Webinars and Videos
How to Apply for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief - Virtual Workshop for Tenants
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief - Virtual Workshop for San Mateo County Residents
How to Apply for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief - Virtual Workshop for Landlords
San Jose Tenant Rental Policies: Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
What does the extension of the #COVID19 eviction moratorium mean for tenants and landlords?
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Overview Resources
(English and Español)
Links to Tenant and Landlord Forms:
If rent has not been paid as a result of COVID-related financial hardship, the following forms are required to be served by Landlords or Tenants to ensure compliance and protections.
Statewide Rent Relief:
Many counties’ rent relief funds are available through the State Program, including San Mateo County:
Please note that our AMI calculator calculates AMI specifically for the counties we serve.
Statewide Hotline: 1-833-687-0967
State Application for Tenants and Landlords:
Local Rent Relief Programs:
Some cities and areas have their own rent relief programs. Please note that our resources includes information primarily for the counties and cities we serve below:
Milpitas rent relief program is separate from the funds offered under SB 91 and so has different eligibility criteria.
Fremont is administering its own program separate from the County.
San Mateo County residents must go through the State application process since they will not have their own locally administered or hybrid program.
Tenant and Landlord Checklists
(English and Español)
(The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) agencies in Santa Clara County provide a variety of services to prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, and hunger)
Need more help?
Contact us: (800) 339-6043
We can assist with the following:
Inform you about any laws that may affect you
Refer you to other agencies or organizations that may be able to help solve your problem
Provide counseling on the steps you can take
Help tenants and landlords work out a rent payment plan
Help property owners communicate with their lender