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CA Covid-19 Rent Relief - Rent and Utility Bill Financial Assistance

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Sunnyslope understands that difficult financial position that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on many of our customers. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic, you may qualify for assistance through the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

Financial assistance is available through the CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief program to help pay past due utility payments accrued from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. It can also help pay future utility bills. These may be paid at 100% of cost but are limited to a total of 12 months.

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Eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities can now apply for help through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Those who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California. Landlords and renters can now verify eligibility by visiting, or by calling 833-430-2122, and if eligible, apply.

See these links below for more information.

CA Covid-19 Rent Relief FlierLandlord Eligibility ChecklistRenter Eligibility Checklist


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If you are a landlord...

...and participate in the COVID‐19 Rent Relief program, you can get reimbursed for 80% of your eligible renters’ unpaid rent accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if you agree to waive the remaining 20% of their unpaid rent from that same time.

If you are an eligible renter... can apply on your own and receive 25% of your unpaid rent that was accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, even if your landlord doesn’t participate. You can also receive financial assistance to pay future rent, equal to 25% of your monthly amount. This combined assistance can help you stay housed once California’s eviction protections expire on June 30, 2021.


To check eligibility, review the required application items and apply, visit Required information, along with necessary verification items, will be required for applications to be processed.

Once an application has been processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified about the application status and next steps.

Registered Local Partner Network (LPN) organizations are currently available by appointment to answer questions and help determine eligibility. A list of partners and locations is available at, under community partners/resources, or by calling 833‐430‐2122.