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Claremont Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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The City has received over 120 applications. We are now only accepting wait list inquiries.

Program Overview

The current  Los Angeles County eviction  moratorium  prevents  eviction  of tenants  but does not address  the financial impact  on the landlord at present, or the tenant upon expiration of the moratorium. The purpose of the rental assistance is to provide emergency  rental assistance grants to income-eligible  households economically impacted during the COVID-19  pandemic

Rental assistance will be in the form of a monthly rental payment (or arrears) made on behalf of an eligible household to their landlord or property management agent or company, in a reasonable  amount  determined  by the agency for a maximum  of two months.

Eligibility

Eligibility:  Households must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside in the City of Claremont
  • Annual Household Income does not exceed HUD’s “Moderate-Income” limits
  • Household was economically impacted  during  the  COVID-19   pandemic   period  beginning   February  2020-to  present
  • Have a residential lease agreement
  • Provide the W-9 form from the bona fide landlord/property management company
  • Signed program participation agreement between tenant, landlord, and City

 

Income Eligibility

Eligible households must be at or below the “Moderate Income” limits for confirmed household size.  The Emergency Rental Assistance Program Household Income Limits are based on pre-COVID-19 CDBG programs requirements established by HUD, as displayed in this chart:

 

Number of Persons

Extremely Low-Income

Low-Income

Moderate-Income

1

$23,700

$39,450

$63,100

2

$27,050

$45,050

$72,100

3

$30,450

$50,700

$81,100

4

$33,800

$56,300

$90,100

5

$36,550

$60,850

$97,350

6

$39,250

$65,350

$104,550

7

$41,950

$69,850

$111,750

8

$44,650

$74,350

$118,950

Rental Payment Amounts

Rental assistance will be in the form of a monthly rental payment (or arrears) made on behalf of an eligible household to their landlord or property management agent or company, for a maximum of 2 months.  The amount of allowable rental assistance shall not exceed the HUD Maximum Allowable Rent Levels based on income in the following table:

Maximum Allowable Rent Amounts

 

Rent Level

Bedroom Size

0BR

1BR

2BR

3BR

4BR

5BR

Extremely Low (30%)

$384

$439

$493

$548

$592

$636

Very Low (50%)

$640

$731

$822

$914

$987

$1,060

Low (60%)

$768

$877

$987

$1,097

$1,184

$1,272

Moderate (110%)

$1,407

$1,608

$1,809

$2,010

$2,171

$2,332

Application and Grant Distribution Process:

Grants will be awarded to qualified applicants on a “first come, first served” basis until funds run out.
 
  • Applications will be accepted starting at Noon on Monday, May 18th, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 25th at Noon, or when 100 applications have been received.
  • Applicants must complete a brief initial intake form on the City’s website at this address:  https://www.ci.Claremont.ca.us/rentassistance
  • After submitting the initial intake form, applicants will receive an email with the complete pdf application, and list of supporting documentation requested on the application, from rentassistance@ci.claremont.ca.us
  • Eligibility will be determined upon submission of a completed application with all required information and documents
  • Emergency rental assistance will not be paid directly to households; rather, the financial assistance will be paid directly to the bona fide landlord or property management agent.

Request Wait List

If you would like to be including in a wait list, please rentassistance@ci.claremont.ca.us