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City of Alameda
Emergency Rent Relief Application

The Emergency Rent Relief Program will assist Alamedans who are suffering a temporary financial setback due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and need help with rent due. If you have experienced a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and are having difficulty paying all or part of your rent, please apply.

To qualify for assistance, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Reside in the City of Alameda as your primary residence
  • Demonstrate a COVID-19 impact on your ability to pay rent
  • Be behind in some portion of your rent payment since the Shelter-in-Place order was announced on March 16, 2020.
One-time, gap Emergency Rent Relief up to $3,500 per household or one month’s residential rent, whichever is less, may be available for qualified applicants.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one application shall be submitted and reviewed per household (any duplicate applications will be disqualified). An applicant must be on the rent/lease agreement as the head of household or other tenant/occupant

For any questions, please call 510.722.2557, or email:

Click Here to review the Policies and Procedures for the Alameda Emergency Rent Relief Application.


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