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City of Alameda
Emergency Rent Relief Pre-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.

Thank you for your interest. The City of Alameda is currently reviewing the pre-applications that have been submitted. Pre-Applications will re-open at 4pm on August 27, 2020.

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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