Rental Assistance Payment Program

The application process for the State of California’s Rental Assistance Payment Program opened on March 15, 2021. The application is available on the Housing Is Key website. If you have any questions about the process, click here to watch our webinar.

Some local governments may have their own application process.
Click here to determine where to apply for
the Rental Assistance Payment Program in your county

State Application Checklists

For jurisdictions that are under the state-administered program, check if you are eligible to apply for the state of California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief.

WEBINAR – California’s Rental Assistance Payment Program

Join CAA and California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) staff for an overview of the state’s Rental Assistance Payment Program and application process.

This webinar, originally broadcast on Thursday, March 11, 2021, is now available on-demand. Click the button below to purchase the course.

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Industry Insight – California’s State Rental Assistance Program

On January 29, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 91. It took effect immediately. SB 91 establishes a state rental assistance program funded with $1.4 billion allocated to the State of California by H.R. 133 (the “State Rental Assistance Program”). 

Click here to read more on the California’s State Rental Assistance Program.

Frequently Asked Questions: California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program