Eligible Monrovia Residents Can Apply for Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance

You can apply now through July 30. – Courtesy photo by BRUNO EMMANUELLE on Unsplash

The City of Monrovia COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (COVID-19 ERA) and COVID-19 Emergency Utility Assistance (COVID-19 EUA) Programs will begin accepting Eligibility Intake Forms on Monday through Thursday, July 30, 2020 through the city website.

Residents who are income eligible and whose income has been affected by the pandemic will be able to apply for assistance of a one-time payment of up to $500 for rental assistance and for a one-time payment of up to $150 for utility assistance. These programs are funded by the Community Development Block Grant funds through the federal CARES Act and will provide approximately 120 rental assistance grants and approximately 135 utility assistance grants to qualified applicants.  

Program Procedures

  • Step 1: Complete initial Eligibility Intake Packet located on the city website and submit it to city staff by email. 
  • Step 2: Once the deadline has passed, staff will begin screening the submitted forms for eligibility. If the applicant is deemed eligible, staff will put qualified applicants into a lottery system that will randomly select eligible households.  
  • Step 3: Staff will contact the randomly selected applicants and request further required program paperwork and documentation to confirm eligibility. 
  • Step 4: Once eligibility has been confirmed they will have 10 business days to submit all required documents. Staff will then begin submitting the supplemental one-time rental and/or utility payments on behalf of qualified and accepted households to their landlord and/or directly to the chosen utility service provider.

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