Emergency rental and utility assistance now available

Updated March 22, 2021

The City of Roseville and Placer County are accepting applications for emergency rental assistance through April 30, 2021 at RentHelpPlacer.com

In order to help prevent housing instability or potential eviction, the Rent Help Placer program will provide financial assistance to income eligible households who are unable to pay for rent and utilities due to a financial hardship caused by COVID-19.  Program funds were made available through the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  

To check eligibility, review the required application items and apply, RentHelpPlacer.com or call 211 Placer at 2-1-1 (or 833-342-5211).

Landlords: Share these flyers about the program with your tenants

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Income eligible households may receive financial assistance for unpaid rent or utilities accrued as of March 13, 2020.  Additional assistance for current or future rent and utility bills may be available if funds allow.  Current and future rent will be provided in three-month increments and applicants will need to submit subsequent applications for future rent and utility payments.   The program will provide payments directly to landlords and utility providers and assistance cannot exceed a total of 12 months. 

To be eligible for assistance, a household must have an income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), which ranges from $48,350 to $91,150 for households between one and eight people.  Income eligible applicants who have been unemployed for 90 or more days or who are at or below 50 percent AMI ($30,250-$57,000 for a household between one and eight people) will be given priority.



In addition to meeting income requirements, applicants must also be able to show that they have lost income or are qualified for unemployment benefits, have incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship, or are risk of housing instability or eviction, because of COVID-19. Landlords are encouraged to promote this program directly to their tenants, and participate in the application process.

Once an application has been processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified about the application status and next steps. 

Get answers to your frequently asked questions here.