On November 10, 2020, the Glendora City Council authorized an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA). The program is intended to keep households financially impacted by COVID-19 in their homes. It is made possible with the Community Development Block Grant – Corona Virus (CDBG-CV) funds allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act).
The program will assist approved households with up to $6,000 towards rent at $1,000 per month for up to six months. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or management company. Program participation is limited by available funding. The program has been allocated approximately $312,000 and is expected to assist more than fifty households. Assistance will be made to qualifying households on a first approved basis until funding is exhausted.
Requirements for the program include the following:
- Must rent an apartment, multifamily unit, mobile home or single-family home located in Glendora;
- The combined income for all adults must be at or below low income limits (posted on the website);
- One or more household member(s) has had a reduction in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Lease agreement must be current and landlord must agree to participate in the program;
- There must be a financial need and household must not be receiving any other housing subsidy(-ies).
Interested parties should complete a short survey found on the City website at http://www.cityofglendora.org/ERA to determine eligibility. Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020. Renters who do not have access to the internet or a smart phone may call (626) 852-5288 for assistance.
For additional requirements and more information, please visit the City website at www.CityofGlendora.org/ERA. If you need further assistance, please call (626) 852-5288 or email Valerie Velasquez.