SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — San Bernardino County Friday announced a new emergency rental assistance program to provide rental and utility assistance to residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program, funded by the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and run in conjunction with Inland SoCal 211+, will provide up to 12 months of back rent and/or prospective rent payments, as well as late utilities and prospective assistance.READ MORE: Goldstein Investigates: Scammers Going Old School In Attempt To Defraud EDD
“This program will bring much-needed relief to tenants trying desperately to stay in their homes and, in turn, landlords who have been hard-hit by the economic effects of the pandemic,” County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman said. “The county’s partnership with Inland SoCal 211+ is a key step toward economic recovery for our region.”READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Pacific Palisades Brush Fire
The $46.8 million program will target its efforts to the most vulnerable residents who have experienced the greatest impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.Competition Rises For Wedding Venue Bookings As Couples Look To Tie The Knot Post-Pandemic
Applications can be filled out online starting Monday. Those who do not have access to a computer can call 211, extension 5, for help applying.