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Solano County Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides cash-assistance to qualifying low-income households impacted by COVID-19; applications available through Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano

May 19, 2021

SOLANO COUNTY – Renters in Solano County who have lost income or experienced other financial hardship due to COVID-19 and need rental or utility assistance are urged to apply to the federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), designed to support low income households impacted by the pandemic health emergency.

The Solano County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract with Catholic Charities to administer $13.3 million in funding the County received from the U.S. Treasury to implement the program.  ERAP will provide rental assistance paid directly to landlords on behalf of eligible renter households.  The program will also provide participants with additional resources, including access to housing stability case management. 

"Catholic Charities is grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting our community's path to economic recovery by providing rent and utilities assistance to local renter households most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the coming weeks, Catholic Charities will host several events across the County to provide information on the assistance offered, eligibility, requirements and how to apply."

To qualify for the COVID-19 cash-assistance rental program, applicants must have a head of household over 18 years of age, be a Solano County resident, have an income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income for its household size, be at risk or homelessness or housing insecurity, and is eligible for unemployment or has experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The total cash-assistance amount applicants will be eligible for toward their monthly rental costs will vary depending on need but may be as much as 12 months of back rent, 3 months of future rent, and overdue utilities.

Visit the Catholic Charities of Yolo and Solano website at for program and application information for tenants and landlords, including program eligibility, an application checklist and frequently asked questions.  Applicants may also call (707) 400-0741 to apply by phone.  All program materials will be made available in English, Spanish and Tagalog.  The application period may close on July 31, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Click HERE to download the program flyer