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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 25, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in California, we recommend that you visit the Secretary of State's website or the California COVID-19 portal.

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Description of Program and Relief

County of Riverside, California: Assistance for Residential Renters

Riverside County, in partnership with the United Way of the Inland Valleys and Lift to Rise, has established a program to provide financial assistance to renters. The program will distribute $33 million in rental assistance between the months of June and November.

Funding for the program is limited to cover past due rent from April 2020 to November 2020, up to $3,500 per household. Payments will be made directly to landlords. Households not initially selected for rental assistance can re-apply in subsequent months.

Government or Lead Agency

Riverside County, in partnership with United Way of the Inland Valleys and Lift to Rise

Dates Available

Rental assistance will be distributed from June through November 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Applicants must be: (1) renters in Riverside County; (2) with a current lease agreement; and (3) individuals or families earning 80 percent or below of the area’s median income; or (4) individuals or families that can document a loss of income due to COVID-19 economic impacts, leaving them unable to make their rent.

Households meeting the initial eligibility requirements will be selected by a random system and will be required to provide documentation showing their economic hardship.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

Applications will be open for a ten day period specified by the county each month.

The application can be found here.

Contact for More Information

Renters can call 2-1-1 for additional information.

List of Additional Information

For additional information on the Lift to Rise website, click here.

For the County of Riverside press release, please click here.

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