Are you behind in your rent due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as your employer being closed due to COVID-19? Have you lost your job or are receiving reduced work hours?
There is a rental program available only to Riverside County renters providing up to $3,500 per family to help with back rental payments since April 2020. You can apply now and each month through November or until the $33 million fund is exhausted. 10,000 Riverside County families will be awarded the grant, which means you do not have to pay this money back. You must apply for the grant to receive the funds.
Riverside County has contracted with United Lift to manage the rental assistance program. United Lift, in collaboration with Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise, are seeking to keep 10,000 families and residents housed.
The rental assistance is intended to cover 100 percent of total past due rent, up to $3,500 per household. Funding for the program is limited to cover past due rent from April 2020 to November 2020.
Applications will be open every month through November for a period of 10 days. The current application window will be July 15 through July 25.
To apply for the rental grant, go to: https://www.unitedlift.org/