Emergency Rental Assistance

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Placer County is now offering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funded by the U.S Treasury for the purpose of assisting tenant households that meet program criteria and are unable to pay for rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. What is ERA?
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. Referral Process
  • ERA is an emergency assistance program through Placer County that provides assistance with rental arrears, current rental subsidies and past due and current utilities to low-income households that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the program criteria.
  • There is no requirement to have rental arrears in order to receive assistance.
  • Rental assistance can only be used in the county of Placer.
  • Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance. 
  • After rental arrears are reduced, rental assistance is provided in three-month increments. Households may reapply at the end of the three-month period if further assistance is needed, not to exceed the program limit.
  • To be referred for ERA assistance, the household must first contact Placer County’s 211 system to be screened for program eligibility.
  • If the landlord or utility provider refuses to work with the program, assistance can be provided to the household.