SERA applications and re-certifications received after Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. will be placed on a waiting list while staff completes processing approximately 30,000+ applications that have already been submitted. However, any applications received after February 11, 2022 where the tenants have received an eviction notice (and the Sacramento Superior Court notifies SERA Program staff) will not remain on the waiting list but will be reviewed for eligibility to determine if payment can be issued immediately.

As of February 10, 2022, more than 11,400 applicants have received a total of approximately $90 million in rental assistance from the SERA program.

At this time, the SERA program does not have enough funding to assist all of the 30,000+ applications currently received.

SHRA has applied for additional emergency rental assistance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury; however, it is not known if, or how much, additional funding will be awarded to Sacramento.

Contingent upon funding availability, staff will process applications and re-certifications from the waiting list (i.e., those received after February 11, 2022) after processing the 30,000+ applications already received.

Program Update

The SERA program is now closed for new applicants living in the City of Sacramento. For more information, go to

Applicants living outside the City of Sacramento but residing within the County of Sacramento may still apply for rental assistance from the SERA Program.

Priority will be given to applicants who have received an eviction notice that has been filed with the court and have met the SERA program eligibility requirements.

If you have already applied for SERA funding and you receive a notice from the Sacramento Superior Court advising that your landlord has filed an Unlawful Detainer case against you, it’s important that you notify the court if you have a pending SERA application. Legal Services of Northern California has additional information about how to notify the court. Please visit for that information. You should also notify the SERA program of the Unlawful Detainer notice by emailing it to [email protected].

Updates on the program will be posted on the SERA website at

There are no rental assistance funds for applicants living in the CITY of Sacramento at this time.

To find out if your address is in the City, County or Outside of these jurisdictions, please   Click Here.

Welcome to the Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA) Program!

If you are a landlord and already have an existing account, you can log in using the "Login" option above to add additional tenants.

If you started an application but did not complete it (or submit it), you can click the "Login" option above to continue the application.

If you’ve already been assisted through SERA and still need help paying past due rent and utilities, you must recertify your information. Please login to your account and answer the questions. Your recertification will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to receive assistance.

If you’ve already been determined ineligible, you can login into your account and edit your application and submit it. The updated application will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to receive assistance.

To start a new application or to recertify or to edit your application, You must submit the SERA application within 15 days of registration or you will have to start over. click below:

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Need Help? Click here for a list of local organizations ready to help you complete your application and upload documents.

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This project is being supported in whole or in part, with federal funding (Assistance Listing Number 21.023) awarded to the City of Sacramento and the State of California by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.