Rent Assistance Resources

Rent Assistance Resources

Thank you for visiting our Rental Assistance Resources web page! 

In response to COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, many local organizations in Richmond, California are creating or expanding rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by the pandemic. 

View our list of rent assistance resources below. This list is intended to guide Richmond residents and property owners to access programs that may be available to you. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Richmond Rent Program by phone (510) 234-RENT [7368] or by email at 

Visit our Resources page for other relevant information for Richmond landlords and tenants regarding legal services, rent and housing programs, and more! 

California COVID-19 Rent Relief 

In accordance with Senate Bill 115, applications are no longer open for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. State law extends eviction protections until June 30, 2022, for qualifying applications received by March 31. But eviction protections do not extend for non-payment of rent after March 31. That means tenants must pay rent and utility bills beginning April 1, 2022.

Rent Relief Applications through Housing is Key are closed. If you started an application prior to March 31, 2022, you may check your status here. 

Ayuda con la Renta de COVID-19 de California 

De acuerdo con el Artículo 115 del Senado, las solicitudes ya no están abiertas para el Programa de Alivio de Renta de CA COVID-19. La ley estatal extiende las protecciones de desalojo hasta el 30 de junio de 2022, para las solicitudes que califiquen recibidas antes del 31 de marzo. Pero las protecciones de desalojo no se extienden por falta de pago de la Renta después del 31 de marzo. Eso significa que los inquilinos deben pagar la Renta y las facturas de servicios públicos a partir del 1 de abril de 2022.

Las solicitudes de Renta a través de Housing is Key están cerradas. Si inició una solicitud antes del 31 de marzo de 2022, puede comprobar su estado aquí. 

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List of Local Organizations Providing Rent Assistance

Organization NameAddressPhone NumberWebsite/Links
Seasons of SharingP.O. Box 44740, San Francisco, CA 94144

Catholic Charities East Bay217 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801510-768-3100
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services12972 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805(510) 237-6459 ext. 1606
Community Housing Development Corporation1535 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond, CA 94801(510) 
Shelter, Inc.P.O. Box 5368, 
Concord, CA 94524
(925) 335-0698
Shelter Inc

Shelter Inc.'s Emergency Rental Assistance Program Relaunched!

If you are currently housed and need rental or mortgage assistance you may qualify to apply for the program. 

The program is currently prioritizing households earning between 0-50% of AMI.  Applicants/ households are required to verify their eligibility by applying to the program. 

Not sure if you qualify? Please contact Shelter Inc. for more information or visit the following website, 

NEW! Richmond Rapid Response Fund (R3F)

The Richmond Rent Program is proud to be part of the West Contra Costa COVID Community Cares Coalition. Launched the week after shelter-in -place took effect, the coalition engages over 90 cross-sector stakeholders including community partners and non-profits, the City, the West Contra Costa Unified School District, the County, local and regional coalitions, and funders. 

Richmond Rapid Response Fund (R3F) was born from this community-centered process. The R3F will provide, coordinate, and advocate for direct resources and supports to heal our community in the wake of these ongoing crises and systemic racism. Beyond this pandemic, the fund will create healing centered, racially just policies, practices, and investments for long term community transformation. 

Learn more about R3F and how you can get involved and give today:

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