Emergency Rent Relief

July 29, 2020

Unable to pay your rent because of the effects of COVID-19?

  • Loss of Income
  • Reduced hours and wages
  • Caring for a household member
  • Illness

If so, apply to the Emergency Rent Relief Program. The Program is designed to assist low-income families and individuals who are suffering a temporary financial setback due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and need help with up to one month’s rent payment.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • Your primary residence is within the City of Alameda
  • You were current on rent due prior to March 1, 2020
  • You have fallen behind on some portion of your rent payment since the Shelter-in-Place order was announced
  • You can demonstrate a COVID-19 impact on your ability to pay rent

Applications may be submitted at:



Application Deadline: August 10, 2020 at 4pm

Funding provided by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act or Alameda Strong as funds are available. Applications funded through CDBG must have a total household income that does not to exceed HUD’s low-income limits established for Alameda County. See the application for more information.


Phone: 510.722.2557

Email: alamedacares@bfwc.org

Website: www.citydataservices.com/Alameda

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