Help Is Available - New...Rent Assistance
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Community resources including food, housing support, etc
We will provide our families with information on food, housing, financial assistance, COVID-19 testing and other resources as they become available.
San mateo county's covid-19 resources website
San Mateo County's COVID-19 resources web page has the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of resources available. San Mateo County COVID-19 Testing information is found on https://www.smcgov.org/testing.
HOUSING & FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES DURING COVID-19
Please see click on the flyers (English and Spanish) on Housing and Financial Support, how to protect yourself from eviction and where to get help.
RENT PAST DUE?
If you’re an income eligible renter who has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have past due rent, or you’re a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent, you may be eligible to get financial assistance now through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To check eligibility requirements, apply or find a Local Partner Network organization who can assist you further, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122, toll free.
Learn about the Public Library
In this Spanish-language video, Librarian Adriana from the San Mateo Public Library speaks about library services and how to find helpful programs.
IMPORTANT NEWS - 1/29/21: EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021
Tenants must pay 25% of rent each month until June 2021 to be permanently protected from evictions. All 25% payments are due June 30, 2021. Tenants still must return signed monthly declarations of hardship under the penalty of perjury in order to qualify for protections (ACCE).
WHERE TO BEGIN IF YOU NEED HOUSING SUPPORT:
EVICTION PROTECTION AND CONSULTATION:
Emergency Assistance Fund paid directly to the landlord, maximum amount $2000 per applicant. Click here to apply.
DACA LEGAL CONSULTATIONS:
Catholic Charities is offering free 1-1 consultation with an immigration attorney regarding the DACA program. Register here.
PANDEMIC EBT BENEFITS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) has been extended to June 2021; approval by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pending as of Feb 3, 2021.
What are P-EBT and who is eligible?
Due to COVID0-19, children who receive or are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal and/or status of homeless or foster youth, can receive payment per eligible child to help families in California buy food when school is closed.
DACA UPDATES AND FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS
Catholic Charities is offering free 1-1 consultation with an immigration attorney regarding the DACA program. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2021daca.
Free groceries, every Friday
The College of San Mateo is continuing to offer FREE Groceries through a Drive-Thru Community Market every Friday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing
If you are in need of emergency financial assistance to help with housing costs, please apply as early as possible.
Eight Regional Core Agencies are available to help families depending upon where they live. Please see these flyers for details: