PALMDALE – Palmdale residents who were financially impacted by COVID-19 can enter a lottery for rental assistance of up to $10,000, officials announced Monday.
“An Emergency Rental Assistance (COVID) Program will offer Palmdale renters a one-time grant of up to $10,000 to help individuals and families impacted and unable to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic due to job loss, layoff, or reduction in hours or pay,” city officials said in a news release.
Pre-application forms are available online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/RentalAssistance or may be picked up in person during the city’s regular business hours at 38250 Sierra Highway, 2nd Floor. Submittals will be accepted through Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.
Each applicant who submits a pre-application form will be entered into a lottery. Applicants will be selected in the lottery process until each pre-application has been assigned a number and placed on a “lottery list” in chronological order of being drawn. Staff will begin with the first applicant on the lottery list, process all applicants in chronological order, and follow the guidelines until all program funds are depleted.
Eligibility for the program is based on household income. The rental property must be a standard housing unit located within the boundaries of the city of Palmdale. Individuals and families currently participating in any publicly assisted housing program are ineligible under this program. For complete program guidelines, income qualifications, and pre-application instructions, visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/RentalAssistance.
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