Sonoma County to receive $ 13.8 million in emergency rent assistance funds
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) – Residents of Sonoma County who are unable to afford rent or utilities will soon receive relief.
The board of supervisors approved the Sonoma County Community Development Commission to accept nearly $ 13.8 million.
This money would come from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
By October 31, the Emergency Rent Assistance Program will need to provide $ 4.1 million to meet full funding requirements.
The remaining money will be provided by September 30, 2025 – This is the second round of state funds.
More than $ 14.5 million had been sent to tenants and landlords by the end of September.
In the first round, about 99.1% of federal money was distributed in Sonoma County to over 1,000 families.
2,052 other applicants are waiting to be screened to receive money.
An average of $ 9,626.69 was provided per request.
This program protects eligible people against eviction for non-payment of rent, even if the moratorium on evictions has ended.
Before evicting a tenant for unpaid rent, landlords will need to ask that the tenant get help.
The funds can be used to cover past and future rents for a total of 18 months.
If you are deported while an application is being processed, contact Sonoma County Legal Aid at (707) 542-1290 or visit their website.
If you need help applying, see the SoCoUrgence website organizations that can help in English or Spanish.
Applications can be submitted in line or by mail.
All residents living in Sonoma County can apply, regardless of their immigration status.