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COVID-19 Housing Resources

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 agarcia@sandimasca.gov with any questions regarding the program.

Housing Is Key – COVID-19 Rent Relief

Program Details
The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is designed to help low-income Californians through the payment of unpaid rent, future rent and unpaid utilities. 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 80% of an eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if they agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent during that specific time period. Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive 25% of unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Paying this 25% by June 30, 2021 can help keep you in your home under the extended eviction protections in SB 91.

Future Rent
Eligible renters can receive future rent assistance equal to 25% of their monthly rent. Combined with the assistance available for unpaid rent, future assistance will help renters stay housed once the eviction protections in SB 91 expire on June 30, 2021.

Utility Assistance
Eligible renters may also receive assistance for unpaid utilities and future payments. Unpaid utilities accumulated from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 will be compensated at 100% of cost, limited to a total of 12 months. Applications must include all required information, along with necessary verification items. Once an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified about the application status

 

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?

 


Who Can Apply

Tenant Checklist

Landlord Checklist

80/20 Financial Graphic

How to Apply? 

 

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