The Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA) program will provide emergency rental assistance to renters in the City of Sacramento, Folsom, Isleton or Galt or in the unincorporated County of Sacramento who have experienced a loss or reduction of employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants are eligible to receive up to $4,000 in rental assistance via payment made directly to the landlord. The total assistance amount available will depend on household need.

APPLICATION PERIOD

October 9, 2020 – October 29, 2020

To be eligible, renters must meet the following criteria. They must:

  • Have experienced a loss or reduction in wages due to COVID-19
  • Rent a home in the City of Sacramento, Folsom, Isleton or Galt or in the unincorporated County of Sacramento
  • Have a written lease or rental agreement or SERA Rental Verification (available at www.shra.org) form signed by the landlord AND a current utility bill in your name
  • Have current household income at or below 50% of the Area Medium Income (AMI)
1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
$30,250 $34,550 $38,850 $43,150 $46,650 $50,100 $53,550 $57,000
Priority will be given to:
  • Families with minor children
  • Completed applications with all necessary documentation
  • Households where the current income is 30% of the Area Medium Income(AMI) or less
1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
$18,150 $20,750 $23,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120

Landlords must agree to participate in the program to receive rental assistance funds.

Note: The order in which your application is received does not affect your participation in the program. As long as you have received the SERA Program Application Successfully Submitted email, your application will be considered.

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