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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. Make sure you determine where to apply for the Rental Assistance Payment Program in your county.

State Application

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

Before applying, landlords will need:

  • Property Deed(s)
  • Mortgage Note(s)
  • Property Tax Statement
  • Copy of Property Insurance Statement
  • Lease or rental agreement reflecting renter’s name, residence address, and monthly rent due.

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WEBINAR – California’s Rental Assistance Payment Program

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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.


Get all the CAA’s resources and information you need to keep up with the State of California’s Rental Assistance Payment Program below.

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