Solano County

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP)

APPLICATIONS OPEN: APRIL 22, 2021 

              County of Solano has partnered with Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, Inc. to provide emergency rent and utilities assistance to tenants living in Solano County who have been impacted by the COVID19 pandemic through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, also known as ERAP.  The goal of this program is to keep individuals and families in their homes and to reduce the financial burden of both tenants and property owners.   

             Tenants living in Solano County, as well as Landlords of rental properties located in Solano County, are encouraged to apply.  All applicants must meet eligibility criteria and provide required supporting documents before being approved to receive assistance. 
 
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ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE:

  • Rent Arrears Assistance: Rental Assistance for past rent owed for the months of  April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021:

    • 100% Assistance for Rental Arrears 

  • Utilities Arrears Assistance: Utilities Assistance for past utilities owed for the months of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021:

    • 100% Assistance for Utilities Arrears

  • Rental Assistance: for rent Rental Assistance for rent owed during April 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021 

    • this assistance can be approved for up to 3 months at a time, with possibility of renewal.​​

  • Utilities Assistance: Utilities assistance for utilities owed during April 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021. 

    • this assistance can be approved for up to 3 months at a time, with possibility of renewal.

  • Provide Housing Stability Case Management for low-income applicants.

  • Provide educational resources such as

    • Employment opportunities 

    • Public Health Guidelines & Resources

    • Food Bank/Food Pantry Resources, as well as CalFresh

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Renter must reside in Solano County

  • Head of household over 18 years of age

  • Renter, or Household Member, must have suffered loss of income, incurrent significant costs, or financial hardship due to COVID19.

  • Renter must be able to demonstrate housing instability.

  • Household income at or below 80% Average Median Income for Solano County

 

                       Household Size:         

                                  80% AMI:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

$66,600

$73,950

$79,900

$85,800

$91,700

$97,650

$51,800

$59,200

RENTERS: Checklist

 

  • Email Address *highly recommended*

  • Photo ID

  • Household Member Names & Ages

  • Lease Agreement

  • Utility Bills for PGE, Water, Sewer and/or Garbage if assistance is needed.

  • Housing Instability:

    • Past due utility or rent notice

    • Notice of Eviction

  • Household Income:

    • 2020 Taxes, 2020 W-2

    • Paystubs, Unemployment Benefits Statement

    • Means-Tested Benefit Award Letter

  • Financial hardship due to COVID19:

    • Unpaid bills due to COVID19

    • Loss of employment or reduction of work-hours due to COVID19

  • Loss of income due to COVID19

    • Employer letter

    • Unemployment Benefits Statement

    • Personal business Profit & Loss Statement

  • Significant Costs due to COVID19

    • Billing statements showing costs due to COVID19

  • Other documents may be requested and required to establish eligibility.

LANDLORDS/PROPERTY MANAGERS: Checklist

  • Email Address *highly recommended*

  • IRS Tax Form W-9

 

  • Proof of Ownership of Rental Property:

    • Property Deed of Trust

    • Mortgage Note

    • Property Tax Statement

    • Homeowner Insurance

    • *Property Management agreement

 

  • To confirm rent amount owed:

    • Lease Agreement

    • Payment ledger for Tenant

    • Receipts of Rent received from Tenant

  • Tenant List: Tenant Listing Sheet:  Download the Tenant LIsting Sheet to add your tenant information. 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply In Person

Catholic Chariites Yolo-Solano

125 Corporate Place, Suite A
Vallejo, CA 94590

Additional Application Assistance Centers coming soon.

For Assistance

by Phone

707-400-0741

Please leave your name, phone number and one of our Customer Service Representatives will return your call.

Frequent Questions 

Coming Soon!

Frequent Questions 

YOUR SUPPORT HELPS US CONTINUE TO SERVE

Please help us continue to serve our neighbors full of hope but facing temporary hurdles. Our staff is trained to compassionately and professionally coordinate and advocate for the services needed by those impacted. This is only made possible by the care and generosity of people like you. 

See the impact Catholic Charities Yolo-Solano makes in the community through your support.