Glendora Approves Program to Help Renters Hurt Financially by COVID-19


GLENDORA (CNS) - The City of Glendora announced today that its City Council has authorized an Emergency Rental Assistance Program intended to keep the members of more than 50 households in their homes if they were harmed financially by COVID-19.

The program will rely on a Community Development Block Grant allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act), according to a city statement, which added that it will assist approved households with up to $6,000 toward rent at $1,000 per month for up to six months, with payments made directly to a landlord or management company.

The program has been allocated approximately $312,000 and is expected to assist more than 50 households, the City said. Assistance will be made to qualifying households on a first-approved basis until funding is exhausted.

Requirements for the program include the following:

- Must rent an apartment, multifamily unit, mobile home or single-family home located in Glendora;

- The combined income for all adults must be at or below low income limits as posted on the city's website;

- One or more household member has had a reduction in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic;

- Lease agreement must be current and landlord must agree to participate in the program;

- There must be a financial need and household must not be receiving any other housing subsidy.

Interested parties should complete a short survey found on the City website at http://www.cityofglendora.org/ERA to determine eligibility.

Applications will be accepted beginning today. Renters who do not have access to the internet or a smart phone may call 626-852-5288 for assistance.

For additional requirements and more information, residents are invited to visit the City website at www.CityofGlendora.org/ERA, call 626-852-5288, or email Valerie Velasquez at vvelasquez@CityofGlendora.org.


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