For Renters/Tenants

  • City of Santa Clara Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Beginning October 5, 2020, the ERAP will be accepting applications for its Phase II emergency rental assistance funding; APPLY NOW! The deadline to submit your application for rental assistance is October 26, 2020
  • Menlo Park Community Fund: The City of Menlo Park established a Community Fund of $100,000 to assist Menlo Park residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Samaritan House will administer the grant program.
  • Housing Industry Foundation (HIF): The Housing Industry Foundation, founded by CAA members, can provide emergency housing assistance to avoid a non-payment of rent or missed utility bill. This grant is administered by local nonprofit agencies such as Samaritan House and the YMCA Community Resource Center in South San Francisco.
  • Fair Oaks Community Center: This nonprofit organization provides rent assistance, utility payment assistance, food assistance, and other emergency assistance. The center recently received additional funds from the Redwood City Council to provide rental assistance to households impacted by COVID-19.
  • Silicon Valley Community Fund (SVCF): SVCF has established a coronavirus regional fund to assist San Mateo County’s Core Agencies for emergency housing, rent and mortgage aid, utility assistance, and medical and transportation support for residents at-risk of facing homelessness due to coronavirus-related hardships.
  • Catholic Charities: The crisis had an impact on everyone – including undocumented adults residing in California. To help this vulnerable community with the financial burdens resulting from the pandemic, the state of California has created the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project which provides one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance due to their immigration status. To apply for CA Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) call 415-324-1011 from 8 AM – 8 PM, Mondays through Saturdays, beginning Monday, May 18, 2020.

For Renters/Tenants and Owner/Manager

  • Small Residential Property Owners Program: The program will assist landlords in recouping rental income that’s gone unpaid during the county-enacted eviction moratorium from March through August. The program will allow local rental housing providers to apply for grants covering up to $6,000 per unit in back rent. To qualify, applicants must live in San Mateo County and show that their San Mateo County-based rental property earned less than $400,000 in gross annual income each year in both 2018 and 2019. 
  • Mountain View Community Services Agency: MVCSA has been awarded $500,000 from the City of Mountain View to assist renters experiencing loss of income to help them pay the rent during the Covid-19 crisis.
  • San Mateo County Strong Fund: SAMCEDA will be working with the County and Silicon Valley Community Foundation to organize a major gift fundraising effort in the short and long terms. The Board of Supervisors has approved an initial $3M in seed funding to kick off the San Mateo County Strong Fund to support individuals and families, small business owners and self-employed residents who do not qualify for State unemployment benefits and nonprofits serving vulnerable populations.
  • Silicon Valley Strong: The Silicon Valley Strong Fund is doubling down on mitigation to protect the community- slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reducing the number of people infected. Silicon Valley Strong is calling on the community to stay informed and look out for each other.
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW SMALL LANDLORD RELIEF PROGRAM: The Mountain View Small Landlord Relief Program allows landlords financially impacted by COVID-19 to apply for a loan if they experience a reduction in rental income received due to the pandemic. Eligible landlords may receive up to $5,000 per month in total (up to $1,000 per affected unit) on a month to month basis (up to two months pending funding availability) at zero percent interest to cover costs associated with their rental property, including mortgage payments, insurance premiums, and property tax. For more information regarding the Small Landlord Relief Program or for assistance completing the application, please contact the City at (650) 903-6122 or

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