County of San Diego
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
If you created an account on the Applicant
Portal and applied
before October 9, 2020, you can log into your account
at ERAP Application
Portal to check on the status of your application.
If you created an account on the Applicant Portal and applied after November 30, 2020, you can log into your account at ERAP Application Portal to check on the status of your application.
For questions about your application please call (858) 694-4801.
The County of San Diego Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides grants of up to $3,000 to cover rent for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The application is available through the link above in English,
Spanish, Arabic, and Tagalog. If you need assistance with
the application in any other languages, please call (858) 694-4801.
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and assistance will be paid directly to the landlord.
Eligible Areas: Individuals and families countywide. Residents who live within jurisdictions with their own COVID-19 rental relief program would not be eligible for the County program unless those jurisdictions’ funds have already been depleted. (All cities included except - Carlsbad, National City, and San Marcos)
Eligible Income: Household income must fall at or below 60% Area Median Income as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See 60% AMI chart below)
COVID-19 Related Financial Hardship: Households must have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. This includes loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19 or increase in medical expenses incurred as a direct result of COVID-19.
Other Eligibility Notes:
- Households must not receive any other forms of rental subsidy such as Section 8 or other rental assistance programs, rapid rehousing assistance, or rental assistance from non-profit agencies.
- Only one application per residence will be permitted.
- The applicant’s landlord must agree to participate in the program to process the emergency rental assistance grant.
To be eligible, the combined income of all persons in the household must fall at or below 60% Area Median Income (AMI). Please see AMI chart below.
Number of People in Household
Income Limit (60% Area Median Income)
|1||$48,540 or less|
|2||$55,440 or less|
|3||$62,400 or less|
|4||$69,300 or less|
|5||$74,880 or less|
|6||$80,400 or less|
|7||$85,980 or less|
|8||$91,500 or less|
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