Applications are currently being accepted. Awards are not guaranteed and are based on funding availability.
* Applications are assigned for review based on prioritization categories, subject to funding availability.
* Applications that include past-due rent are given priority.
* The program will assign those applications that do not include past-due rent only after all applications with past-due rent have been assigned.
* Applications that do not include past-due rent will be reassessed near the beginning of each month to determine if the assistance requested can be considered past-due.
If this is your first time applying to the County of San Diego’s Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP), click on ‘Apply Now’ to register and submit an application.
Households who have received previous awards for the County of San Diego’s Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP) and need additional assistance must Recertify their eligibility. The County must verify the household still meets all eligibility criteria for the program. Please ‘Login’ to your existing account to Recertify.
Households who have been previously denied for assistance, but think they now qualify can submit a new application. Please ‘Login’ to your existing account to Reapply.
Residents in the cities of Chula Vista and San Diego are out of jurisdiction for the County of San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance program. Please visit ERAPSanDiego.org for more information on their rental and utility assistance programs.
You may submit an application for the County of San Diego’s Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program (ERAP).
The County ERAP helps eligible households in qualifying areas who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters who need help with rent and utilities.
The County ERAP serves all areas of the San Diego region except for the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista. Residents of the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista can visit ERAPSanDiego.org for information about rental and utility assistance in their area.
Once you have submitted an application, you may log on to the online application portal to check the status of your application. Please log in with your email address and password. For the best user experience, please use the Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Safari web browsers.
For more information on the program, please visit www.sdhcd.org or call (858) 694-4801 to speak to a housing representative.