Housing Assistance Available through IMACA and Mammoth Lakes Housing
While California and the country is slowly emerging from the past year’s battle with COVID-19, the impacts are still being felt by those least able to deal with them. But, there is still help with housing costs available through Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action and Mammoth Housing.
The two organizations are partnering in a Community Webinar August 10, from 6-7 p.m. to provide information on current programs. If the idea of filling out forms is a bit overwhelming, both organizations will be helping applicants at scheduled sessions at the Tri-County Fairgrounds from September 2 through September 5.
Here are the highlights of California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. The program’s total funding level is $5.2 billion through rounds 1 and 2.
Payments have been increased to cover 100-percent of unpaid rent.
Eligible renters whose landlords don’t participate can still receive 100-percent of unpaid rent but will be required to pay their landlord within 15 business days.
Both landlords with one or more eligible renters with unpaid rent or renters impacted by COVID-19 and experiencing housing instability are eligible. Either can start the application process.
Applications from households at the greatest risk of eviction will be prioritized
The application process has been updated and simplified
Help is available for unpaid rent dating back to April 1, 2020 as well as for future events
In addition, assistance is available for unpaid utility bills dating back to April 1, 2020 as well as into the future, but is limited to a total of 12 months and paid directly to the provider
To apply, visit HousingIsKey.com. For in-language help or for assistance with eligibility requirements or filling out the application, call IMACA at (760) 873-7709 or Mammoth Lakes Housing at (760) 934-4740.