The County of San Diego has successfully awarded over $172M on behalf of over 18,800 households during the pandemic through the Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP). Although the County is continuing to process thousands of applications that have been submitted and assigned for review, funding is limited and the demand for assistance is high. Therefore, the County’s application portal will no longer be available after March 31st, 2022.

As of April 1st, 2022, the County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program application is no longer available for new applications, reapplications, and recertifications. The County’s ERAP will no longer provide rent and utility assistance for the month of April 2022 and beyond. All already submitted applications are subject to funding availability.

Please note:

  • Only submitted applications will be considered for assignment.
  • Applications are assigned for review based on prioritization categories, subject to funding availability.

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 for more information on their rental and utility assistance programs.

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 for information about rental and utility assistance in their area.

To check the status of your submitted 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 or call (858) 694-4801 to speak to a housing representative.