Landlords, do you have tenants having trouble paying rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Have your tenants experienced a reduction in income or lost a job during this health crisis? Paying bills during the pandemic has been an ongoing concern for some of our residents. Many renters are in arrears as I am sure you can attest to. We acknowledge that many of you have mortgages and real estate taxes to pay, and other expenses involved in maintaining these rental properties. These expenses continue regardless of your tenants ability to pay rent.
The rental housing market is just one of the many issues hit hard by the pandemic and we understand that relationships may be strained between you and your tenant, but there may be a potential solution to improve this situation. We believe landlords want to work with their tenants to avoid eviction and a potential grant has become available that may be able to assist in this situation.
We encourage you to apply for the County’s “Emergency Rental Assistance Program”. It is our understanding that the money would go directly to you, the landlord and may be utilized to assist with rent arrears and future rent payments. Please take the time to go over the eligibility information below for this program and gather the required information to complete the application with your tenant.
The City wants you to be made whole. You play an important part of our housing program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist you in this endeavor.