California received $5.2 billion dollars from the Federal Government for rental and utility. Those funds are being distributed through Housing is Key and provide financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19.
By News Desk
Two local events are planned to help tenants remain in their homes.
– Workshop on Housing is Key, COVID19 rental assistance
- (In-Person event):
Hosted by Lake Ave Church and the San Gabriel Valley Tenants’ Alliance, attendees will learn the application process and have access to a computer and scanner. Community members who lack access to computers are encouraged to attend along with community leaders; and anyone who wants to learn about Housing is Key rental funds.
Attendees are asked to bring documents and a USB drive to the workshop if technology help is needed. There are 10 computers and a scanner for documents. The following documents are needed to apply: a copy of the lease agreement/housing paperwork, even if expired; landlord and/or management contact information; utility bills; any records of rent and utility payments; tax forms (W-2; 1099; etc); pay stubs/proof of income; bank account statements; other documents that can support your claim. These funds are open to all income-eligible people affected by COVID-19 in California regardless of immigration status; applicants are not asked their status. Volunteers with or without laptops are welcome.
Funds are open to all income-eligible people affected by COVID-19 in California regardless of immigration status; applicants are not asked their status. Volunteers with or without laptops are welcome. (For questions or to volunteer: SGVTenants@gmail.com).
Tuesday, September 7 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location La Pintoresca Branch Library Computer Lab Register here.
– Know Your Tenants Rights Training
This online event will cover basic tenant rights, the Tenant Protection Act, and the end of the Eviction Protections on September 30th.
San Gabriel Valley Tenants’ Alliance was formed in April 2020 with the goal to serve as an incubator, supporter, and space for tenants and tenant-led groups in the San Gabriel Valley. The group includes tenants and homeowners wanting to build power for tenants and housing that works for all residents of the region. The SGV Tenants’ Alliance helped create the Alhambra Tenants’ Union and the West Covina Tenants’ Union. San Gabriel Valley contains many tenant majority cities, yet protections, power, and resources are needed.
Tuesday, Sept. 9 7:00 pm Location San Gabriel Valley Tenants’ Alliance in partnership with the newly created West Covina Tenant Union Register here.
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