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Posted on: April 19, 2021

San Bernardino County Is Providing Rent Relief to Renters and Landlords

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San Bernardino County has established an emergency rental assistance program that will disperse more than $46.8 million in rental assistance to residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown. The funds were provided through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

The San Bernardino County Rent Relief Partnership, established in collaboration with Inland SoCal 211+ (ISC211), will contribute up to 12 months of overdue rent and/or potential rent payments to residents who have struggled to make payments. Applicants can apply for money owed accrued from March 13, 2020, to present and the program will be available through December 31, 2021, or until all funds are exhausted.

Landlords who have tenants that are behind on rent can initiate the application process on behalf of their tenants, as long as the tenant provides consent and completes the tenant portion of the application process. Landlords for more than one rental household will need to submit a form for each rental household.

To receive assistance, renters must meet the following criteria:

  • Household members must reside within San Bernardino County (see exceptions below for cities of San Bernardino and Fontana)
  • The household must have a family income equal to or less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), as outlined in the application
  • One or more individuals within the household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • One or more persons within the household may demonstrate the risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • One or more persons within 50% of the AMI household are unemployed on the date of the assistance application and have not been employed during the 90-day period prior to that date

For more information and to submit an application to receive assistance, please visit the County’s ISC211 website.

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