Rental Assistance

San Jose
Rental Assistance

San Jose Rental Assistance

LifeMoves | Montgomery Street Inn

358 N Montgomery St
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 271-1630

Services

Emergency Rental And Utility Assistance Provided To Qualifying Families And Individuals.

Eligibility

- Must Live In Designated Zip Codes Listed Under The Sites- Must Be Low Income- Certain Assistance Not Available To Those On Section 8

Documents

Call or walk in to apply

Sacred Heart Community Service

1381 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 278-2160

Services

Provides Rental Assistance To Help Families Facing An Unexpected Hardship To Keep And Or Obtain Stable Housing. Assistance Provided: Past Due Rent, Deposit, Section 8 (deposit Only) And Mortgage.

Eligibility

Must Obtain An Hmis Card

Documents

Walk in to apply or call for information

Santa Clara County Housing Authority

505 W Julian St
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 275-8770

Services

Provides Rental Subsidies For Very Low-income Households Who Reside In Privately Owned Rental Units And Pay 30% Of Their Income Towards Rent. The Balance Of The Rent Is Paid By The Housing Authority Directly To The Owner. The Subsidy Is Tied To The Family So If The Family Moves To Another Residence, The Subsidy Moves With Them. Participants For This Program Are Taken From The Voucher Waiting List.

Eligibility

Must Meet Low Or Very Low-income Limits As Established By Either The California Department Of Housing And Community Development For Affordable Housing Or The Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Documents

Call or visit www.hacsc.org for more information. Families seeking assistance must register on the Voucher Waiting List. Registrants are pulled from the Waiting List according to their position number and scheduled for an application appointment with a Housing Authority Specialist. After the application appointment, applicants must wait while the Housing Specialist obtains the necessary third party verification of income and other household information, determines if the application can be approved, and calculates the assistance amount.

Hours

Closed Every Other Friday.

The Salvation Army San Jose Temple Corps Community Center

359 N 4th St
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 282-1165

Services

The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) provides one-time financial aid to help families and individuals recover from emergency situations, including

Eligibility

Must meet income eligibility requirements and must reside in one of the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123 95127, 95132, 95135, 95137, 95138, 95139, 95141, 95148, 95192, 95193.

Sunnyvale Community Services

725 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 738-4321

Services

The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) provides a variety of services to prevent homelessness and act as a safety net for residents facing eviction, utility disconnection, and hunger. Offers one-time financial aid for low income Sunnyvale families and seniors facing temporary financial problems including help with rent, utilities, medical, and other critical expenses Emergency and monthly food program offered Referrals to other appropriate services also offered.

Eligibility

Must reside in eligble zip codes: 94085, 94086, 94087, 94089

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9-11:30, 1-4:30. Monthly food distribution from 8am-5pm

Community Services Agency

204 Stierlin Rd
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 968-0836

Services

Provides utility payment assistance to families who have received a 15 day notice or a 48 hour notice.

Eligibility

Residents of zip codes 94022, 94024, 94035, 94040, 94041 or 94043 who meet HUD guidelines and have documentation proving emergency.

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9-12, 1:30-4

West Valley Community Services

10104 Vista Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-8033

Services

Offers one-time financial assistance to people with needs in the areas of housing, utility, health, and transportation.

Eligibility

One-time emergency, financial aid assistance for residents of eligible zip codes: 95014, 95030, 95032, 95033, 95044, 95070, 95129, 95130

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm and Thursday: 8am-12pm, 1pm-8pm

EL CONCILIO

2396 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 330-7432

Services

Automotive Repair, Emergency Shelter, Rent Payment Assistance, Rental Deposit Assistance, Transportation Expense Assistance, Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance, Utility Deposit Assistance, Utility Service Payment Assistance

Eligibility

Individual, family, senior, special needs or Section 8 recipients who reside in San Mateo County who receive 100 percent or less per month (please see chart below) within the last 30 days.

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9-5

LifeMoves | Administrative Office

181 Constitution Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 685-5880

Services

Provides Veterans And Those Living With Veterans (all Names On The Lease) In San Mateo County With Housing Counseling, Landlord/tenant Assistance, Child Care Payment, Car Repair, Rent Payment And Deposit Assistance, And Utility Bill Payment Including Gas, Electric, And Water Bills.

Eligibility

Must Be A Veteran Or Living With A Veteran (all Names On The Lease) And San Mateo County Resident Who Has Been Discharged Or Honorably Discharged

Documents

By phone

Pleasanton City Licenses

200 Old Bernal Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-5011

Services

Provides Affordable Housing Information Phone Line For The City Of Pleasanton. Provides Information On Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities (including Tri-valley Area Affordable Rental Housing Directory), Affordable Homeownership Opportunities, And Senior Housing. Also Offers Housing Counseling In The Areas Of Fair Housing And/or Tenant-landlord Issues. Coordinates And/or Provides Information Regarding The Following Affordable Housing Programs: Below-market Rental Housing Opportunities; Major Apartment Complexes In Pleasanton; Rental Assistance Programs; Senior Citizen Housing Opportunities; Housing And Services For Persons With Disabilities; Housing Rehabilitation Program; Housing Counseling And Fair Housing Programs; Emergency Shelters And Transitional Housing; Tri-valley Human Services Directory; Tri-valley Directory Of Assisted Housing.

Eligibility

Low Income, Disabled Or Senior.

Documents

By phone.

Fair Oaks Community Center

2600 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 780-7500

Services

Provides Services Including Food Boxes, Rental Assistance, Housing Support, Casework, Referrals To Other Agencies, Translations Of English/spanish, Brown Bag Food Program, And Assistance With A Variety Of Other Needs.

Eligibility

Resident Of Area Served

Documents

Apply by phone

Hours

Closed For Lunch Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11am-1pm Closed For Lunch Thursday; 11am-3pm Closed From 1pm-4pm Every 2nd Friday Of The Month For Food Distribution

Echo Housing Assistance

3311 Pacific Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 449-7340

Services

Processes Emergency Grant Applications For In-house Clients Who Are Eligible And Have Three-day Notices Or Need Move-in Funds.

Eligibility

In-house Alameda County Clients Who Have Three-day Notices Or Need Move-in Funds; Must Have Children Or Be Disabled, Or Senior.

Documents

Apply by phone.

Hours

Monday-thursday, 9-4:30 Friday, 9-1:30; Monday-friday, 9-4:30

Livermore Housing Authority

3203 Leahy Way
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 447-3600

Services

Serves Low-income Families, Senior Citizens Age 62 Or Over, And Disabled Persons. Rent Amount Ranges From 30 To 40 Percent Of The Household's Income. Waiting Time Is 1 To 5 Years Or More For Individuals Currently On The Waiting List.

Eligibility

Low-income, Very Low-income.

Documents

By mail, e-mail or fax when waiting lists open; call for information.

CRIL

439 A St
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 881-5743

Services

Season Of Sharing Is A Private Fund Set Up By The San Francisco Chronicle And Made Available To Alameda County Residents Who have Lived In Alameda County For The Past 6 Months. it Provides emergency-based Assistance With housing And/or Critical Family Needs On A Non-recurring Basis. after Receiving One-time Assistance From Sos, You Should Be Able To Pay Rent, Buy Food, And Pay Other Bills. Those Eligible For Assistance Are: Seniors Or People With Disabilities on Ssi Or Ssdi. Clients Are Not Guaranteed To Receive The Assistance. Nursing Home / Institution Transition Funds And Assistance Are Also Available Through Cril.

Eligibility

Only For Seniors Or Persons With Disabilities, Must Be Receiving Ssi Or Ssdi And Been A Resident Of Alameda County For The Past 6 Months. Must Live In Southern Or Eastern Alameda County.

Documents

By phone. Clients are not guaranteed to receive the assistance.

Echo Housing

770 A St #210
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 581-9380

Services

Provides A Variety Of Housing-related Programs, Including Landlord/tenant Information And Mediation, Discrimination Investigation And Assistance, Shared Housing Counseling And Placement, Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Grants, First Time Homebuyer Education, And Pre-purchase Counseling.

Hours

Monday-thursday, 9-4:30 Friday, 9-1:30; Monday-friday, 9-4:30

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

22941 Atherton St
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 538-8876

Services

Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over) And Disabled And Other Persons. Self-sufficiency Program Coordinates Services Provided By Various Agencies To Assist Clients In Becoming Independent From Public Assistance.

Hours

By Phone 8-4:45 And Office Open From 10-44:45 Each Business Day. Closed Every Other Friday.

Dublin City Planning & Zoning

100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 833-6610

Services

First Time Homebuyer Loan Program (fthlp) Provides Financial Assistance, In The Form Of A Deferred Loan, For First Time Homebuyers Within A Certain Income Range Who Are In The Process Of Buying A New Home In Dublin.  fthlp Is Capable Of Offering Up To 10% Of The Purchase Price For A Market Rate Home, And Up To 15% Of The Purchase Price For A Below Market Rate Home, With A $40,000 Maximum Loan Amount For Both Market Rate And Below Market Rate Homes.  Eligibility Requirements Include But Are Not Limited To: (1) Must Be A First-time Homebuyer (a Household That Has Not Owned A Residential Property/home Within The Past Three Years); (2) Must Be Able To Qualify For A City-approved Mortgage Loan Program (30-year Fixed); And (3) Must Provide A Minimum Of 3.5% Of The Sales Price As A Down Payment. For Further Requirements, Please Refer To The Application Packet.  Tri-valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide Provides A Listing Of Affordable Housing-related Services In The Tri-valley Area, Including Fair Housing Resources; A Listing Of Affordable Rental Units In The Tri-valley Area; And Information Regarding Emergency Housing And Resources Available To Tri-valley Residents. Directory Is Free And Available Online.

Eligibility

First Time Homebuyer Loan Program: See Program Description..

Documents

Below market rate and First Time Homebuyer Loan Program: Download application packets online, call to have one mailed, or pick up in person. Housing Division Directory: Available online.

CityServe of the Tri-Valley

580 Executive Center
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 452-8276

Services

The Mission Is To Serve People In The Tri-valley By Caring For People In Crisis, Provide Motel Vouchers When Available. They Serve Individuals/families In The Tri Valley In Crisis Situations For Emergency Motel Nights (they Do Not Provide Motel Vouchers, They Pay Direct To Motels Specific To Individuals/families) Help With Rent To Avoid Displacement, Help With Utilities To Avoid Service Shut Off, Auto Repair, Auto Donations When Available, Transportation Assistance (bus, Bart Tickets), Emergency Food (gift Cards). Financial Need Must Be Demonstrated. They Also Provide Local Food, Shelter, And Many Other Types Of Resource Information (much Is Shown On Their Website Www.cityservetrivalley.org). Coordinating Resources And Volunteers Between The Faith-based Community, Non-profits, Schools, Businesses And Government Agencies To Meet Human Service Needs And Connecting Volunteers In The Local Church And Community To The Non-profits In Their Tri-valley.

Eligibility

Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, & Alamo Residents. Adults Teens Children Families Females Males

Documents

By phone, online and by appointment. Appointment will be required for financial assistance.

Valley Churches United Mission

9400 Hwy 9
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
(831) 336-8258

Services

Bus Fare, Camperships, Dental Care Expense Assistance, Food Vouchers, Gas Money, Government Surplus Food Distribution Sites, Medical Care Expense Assistance, Mortgage Payment Assistance, Occasional Emergency Food Assistance, Occasional Emergency Food Assistance for Older Adults, Rent Payment Assistance, School Supplies, Shoes, Utility Service Payment Assistance

Eligibility

None

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9-4; Saturday, 10-12

Housing Authority

264 Harbor Blvd # A
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 802-3300

Services

Housing Authorities, Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

Eligibility

Family, senior, disabled or single person below 50% of the median income level for San Mateo County

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Housing Industry Foundation

1730 S. El Camino Real #480
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 437-2980

Services

Offers One-time Emergency Housing Grants To Qualified Individuals Referred Through A Housing Industry Foundation Partner Organization. Emergency Housing Grants Consist Of One-time Rent Payment, Security Deposit, And Utilities. 

Eligibility

Individual Or Family Must Be Living Or Moving Into Either Santa Clara Or San Mateo Counties. Requests Must Be Due To An Unforeseen Emergency And Clients Must Demonstrate Their Ability To Meet Future Expenses.

Documents

Call for screening and referral to an appropriate agency near you.

Samaritan House

4031 Pacific Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 341-4081

Services

Core Service Center That Provides Human Services Such As:-food Boxes-rental Assistance & Housing Support-case Management  -baby Items (clothes, Toys, Diapers, Baby Formula)-help With medi-cal, calworks, And calfresh applications 

Eligibility

Call For Information.

Documents

Apply by phone. Most programs have an assessment/application process. Walk-ins will be served as time permits

Hours

Closed Daily For Lunch 12pm-12:30pm

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Homeless Help Center

50 N B St
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 343-4403

Services

Mortgage Payment Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Rental Deposit Assistance

Eligibility

San Mateo County resident

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8-4

Housing Authority-Santa Cruz

2160 41st Ave
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 454-9455

Services

Electronic Information Resources for Housing Issues, First Time Buyer Home Loans, General Minor Home Repair Programs, Housing Authorities, Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing, Rental Deposit Assistance, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

Eligibility

Section 8 voucher - Individual or family, low income (80% median income for Santa Cruz County);

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8-5

PUENTE (Puente de la Costa Sur)

620 North St
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-1691

Services

Assist Families And Individuals Accessing Various Economic Security/ Safety Net Programs Such As Calfresh, Seasonal Holiday Programs, Bus Vouchers, Rental And Utility Assistance, Health Insurance, Notary Services, And Diaper Distribution. We Partner With Local Agencies For Shelter Referrals And Food Distribution.

Eligibility

Call For Eligibility Requirements.

Documents

Walk-in, assessment will determine type of referral or program

Hours

Some Programs Run Later Into The Evening And Certain Weekends.

Community Support Services

542 Ocean St # K
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 459-0444

Services

Clothing for Foster Children, General Counseling Services for Foster Children, Life Skills Education, Moving Expense Assistance for Former Foster Children, Occasional Emergency Food Assistance for Foster Children, Rent Payment Assistance for Former Foster Children, Rental Deposit Assistance for Former Foster Children, Soup Kitchens for Foster Children, Transitional Housing/Shelter for Former Foster Children, Tutoring Services for Foster Children, Utility Service Payment Assistance for Former Foster Children

Eligibility

Foster youth(age 15-24) must have been in foster care or probation placement on or after their 16th birthday and must be verified through Child Welfare Services or Juvenile Probation

Hours

Monday-Friday, 11-6

The Salvation Army Santa Cruz Corps Community Center

721 Laurel St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-8365

Services

Clothing Vouchers, Day Camps, Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance, Specialized Information and Referral, Tutoring Services, Utility Service Payment Assistance

Eligibility

None

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9-11:30, 1-4;

St. Vincent de Paul Society

1146 Soquel Ave #4103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 423-0878

Services

Donation Drop Off Points, Furniture, General Clothing Provision, Household Goods, Occasional Emergency Food Assistance, Prescription Expense Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Utility Service Payment Assistance

Eligibility

Resident of area served

Hours

Vary

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce

725 Front St #401
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-3900

Services

AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling, AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Kits, Benefits Assistance for AIDS/HIV, Case/Care Management for AIDS/HIV, HIV Testing, Mortgage Payment Assistance for AIDS/HIV, Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance for AIDS/HIV, Printed Materials for AIDS/HIV, Rent Payment Assistance for AIDS/HIV, Safer Sex Education, Transitional Housing/Shelter for AIDS/HIV, Utility Service Payment Assistance for AIDS/HIV, Wellness Programs for AIDS/HIV

Eligibility

Individual (any age), with AIDS or HIV positive for most services

Hours

Monday-Friday, 9-5

Shelter Project

501 Soquel Ave e
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 457-1741

Services

Rent Payment Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance for At Risk for Homelessness and Homeless Families, Transitional Housing/Shelter for At Risk for Homelessness and Homeless Families, Transitional Housing/Shelter for Homeless Families

Eligibility

Varies according to service

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8-5