Emergency Financial Assistance Available for Rent and Utility Bills
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) is offering a new program to help Sacramento County renters impacted by COVID-19 catch up on past due rent and utility payments.
The Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance program provides funding assistance to qualified applications for back rent and/or utility bills in arrears from April 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021.
To be eligible for the assistance, applicants must be renting housing in the City or County of Sacramento; have household gross annual income at or below low-income limits ranging from $48,350 for a household of one to $91,150 for a household of 8; and must have at least one household member that is unemployed, or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible applicants must also demonstrate a risk of being unhoused or housing instability.
Landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of their tenants and tenants may also apply on their own behalf.
Applications will be accepted online until March 19 at www.shra.org/sera.