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San Dimas Homeless Prevention & Diversion Grant Program

The City of San Dimas in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, County of Los Angeles and the State of California for the purposes of administering Measure H funds to combat homelessness was awarded funds to help implement elements of our Homeless Plan.  Our Homelessness Plan includes action items that focus on homeless prevention for our residents.  These funds will offer opportunities to preserve housing affordability and shelter for those that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds will also assist our residents with their utility payments and grocery cards to meet their basic needs.  This emergency financial assistance is designed to provide services to individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship and meet the criteria listed in the application.  Applicants must agree to participate in the program by signing a participation and consent form, take part in a problem-solving interview, provide income verification, provide consent to participate in a follow-up interview with City staff or designee.  This program is time limited and can be used for Rental Assistance, Utility payments and Groceries.

If funding is fully expended, eligible applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified if additional funding becomes available.

Participants must live within the City of San Dimas and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) for Los Angeles County.

Please contact Ann Garcia at (909) 394-6282 or by email at with any questions regarding the program.

Housing Is Key – COVID-19 Rent Relief

Program Details
Financial assistance is available to landlords and renters who need help with unpaid or future rent or utilities.

  • Landlords and renters are both encouraged to apply.
  • Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.
  • Assistance from the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program does NOT count as earned income (for renters) and will NOT affect eligibility for any other state benefit assistance programs, such as CalFresh or CalWORKS.
  • All applicant information is kept private and will not be shared.
  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Priority assistance will be given to income-eligible households most at-risk of eviction.
  • Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of the next steps.

Find specific information regarding each part of the program below.

Unpaid rent
Landlords who participate in the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program can get reimbursed for an eligible renter’s unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020. Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive assistance for unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020.

Future Rent
Eligible renters can receive financial assistance for their upcoming monthly rent, too.

Utility Assistance : Unpaid or Future
Eligible renters may also receive assistance for unpaid utility payments dating back to April 1, 2020, or for future utility payments, which will both be compensated at 100% of cost, limited to a total of 12 months, and paid directly to the utility provider.

Are you behind on rent or utilities?
Have you experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19?         
Is your income less than 80% of the Area Median Income?


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How to Apply

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