COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant available for San Pablo residents

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By Kathy Chouteau

Qualifying San Pablo residents can receive some helpful assistance aimed at offering financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Housing Successor Agency of the City of San Pablo announced a COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program today that will provide a one-time grant of up to $1,000 per household for residents of the city.

The grant can be used to “help pay for rent, mortgage or utility payments during the Contra Costa County Shelter-in-Place caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to the city.

Applications will be accepted for the grant now through May 30, 2020. Per the city, to qualify, applicants must have: Experienced job loss or a reduction of work hours related to COVID-19 in their household; a total household income not exceeding the HCD Published State Income Limits for Low-income Households at the time the application is received; and must reside in incorporated City of San Pablo and be a legal resident.

Additionally, only one applicant is permitted per household and no member of the applicant’s household can be a City of San Pablo Elected Official, current employee of the City of San Pablo or a current employee of the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, per the City.

Grant awards will be determined and distributed to qualifying residents prior to June 30, 2020.

The grants for residents are being funded with $250,000 from the City of San Pablo/Housing Successor Agency’s Low-Income Housing Fund.

To learn more about the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program and guidelines, click here. Application forms can be downloaded from the City of San Pablo website in English and Spanish.

Applications and supporting info can be emailed to [email protected] or sent via U.S. Post to: San Pablo City Hall Community and Economic Development Department, 13831 San Pablo Ave., Bldg. 3, San Pablo, CA 94806. Questions? Contact 510-215-3030.

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