By CBSLA Staff

MISSION VIEJO (CBSLA) – Authorities in Orange County announced Sunday that emergency rental assistance will be provided for eligible residents who are unable to pay rent and/or utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online program begins taking applications at 8 a.m. Monday. The link to register is here.

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The total amount available is $65,576,556 in U.S. Treasury funds.

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Eligible residents must have been able to qualify for unemployment, can demonstrate a risk of homelessness, have a household income at or below the area median and the funding can not duplicate other federal assistance.

The program is not available for residents of Anaheim, Santa Ana, or Irvine.

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