POSTED BY SBCS | Mar, 12, 2021 |

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Updates: As of April 1, 2022, the Chula Vista Emergency Rental Assistance program is no longer accepting new applications, re-certifications, or changes to submitted applications. All applications submitted on or before March 31, 2022 will be processed and eligible applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis, until funding is exhausted. You will still be able to log in and view the status of your application. 

 

The City of Chula Vista’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) helps eligible households in the City of Chula Vista who have been financially impacted due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters who need help with rent and utilities. The City of Chula Vista is receiving funds from the United States Department of Treasury (federal award numbers ERA01031, ERAE0061, ERAE0307) and the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development. The program is being administered by SBCS.

Who qualifies for this program?

To learn more about ERAP application selection, eligibility criteria, and other important program details, please visit ChulaVistaERAP.com.

Additional Resources

General Resources
Legal Resources
  • If you believe you have been unlawfully evicted or if you need legal advice, you should consult with an attorney. If you need low or no cost legal help, please visit lawhelpca.org for additional resources.
  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego – 1-877-534-2524
  • CSA San Diego County: www.c4sa.org 619-444-5700
Rental and Security Deposit Resources
Utility Resources
  • SDGE CARES program: CARE and FERA Programs | San Diego Gas & Electric (sdge.com) 1-877-646-5525
  • Statewide utility assistance: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (ca.gov) California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program | Benefits.gov 916-376-7109; 1-866-675-6623
Landlord Resources
  • Mortgage assistance program: California Mortgage Relief Program | (camortgagerelief.org)
  • County of San Diego small landlord program: Rental Assistance for Small Landlords (sandiegocounty.gov) 858-694-4801

Flyers and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These flyers are available for archival purposes and do not reflect current fund availability. For the most up-to-date information, see ERAP Program Update at the top of this webpage.

English

ERAP Flyer (Updated 7-7-2021)
ERAP FAQ (Updated 10-7-2021)

Spanish

ERAP Flyer (Updated 7-8-2021)
ERAP FAQ (Updated 10-7-2021)

Tagalog

ERAP Flyer (Updated 7-8-2021)
ERAP FAQ (Updated 10-1-2021)

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award numbers ERA01031, ERAE0061, ERAE0307 awarded to the City of Chula Vista by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available, check back here for updates!

SBCS will not deny any resident the equal opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under any program administered on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, disability, income source, or sexual orientation.

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  • Mika

    It’s March 15th 2021 waiting on the application for rental assistance

    Reply
  • Chad

    Is there a portal for landlord’s to see the status of resident’s who have submitted applications?

    Reply
  • Hi. I have been trying to apply online since 11:45 am. However, everytime I put in my password it says invalid.
    I have tried resending for a password at no attempt to get in online. Please advise.

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Teree,

      When you created your account with your email address, you should have received an email with a confirmation link. Could you please confirm if you clicked that link?

      If you are still experiencing issues after trying that, please call 619-271-1805 and someone from our team will further assist.

      Reply
  • Lisa marshall

    Me and my daughter rented an apartment and she lost her job doing covid-19 when it first began so we moved out owing no rent but I am now homeless living in someone’s RV do I qualify for the rental assistance to to obtain a new apartment for myself

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Lisa,

      Instead of this program, we recommend calling our homeless support team at 619-882-3610 for support.

      Reply
      • Nancy Vidal

        Hi. By when will applicants be notified if their application was approved? I applied online on March 15, 2021

        Reply
        • SBCS

          Hi Nancy,

          Your application status can be viewed in your account. Completed applications typically take a few weeks to process.

          Reply
  • Chad

    as a landlord, I’m not seeing any of my residents who have completed applications show up on my dashboard. How will I be notified that they have applied?

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Chad,

      You should be able to view the status of your tenants who have submitted completed applications within a few weeks.

      Reply
      • Chad

        So it is normal to not see any of my resident’s name show up on my dashboard after they’ve applied? I’ll have to wait several weeks before any names show up?

        Reply
        • SBCS

          Hi Chad,

          Yes, it takes a few weeks for your tenants to show up on your dashboard after they’ve applied.

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          • Chad

            Is it normal to still not see any of my residents show up on the landlord portal? I have about 15 residents who have applied but none of them show up on my end.

      • Chad

        As a landlord, If we don’t create our account, upload our W9, and complete our portion of the application for them, then the tenant may still be approved, but only for a 25% total vs. 80%. Can you confirm that this won’t be an issue and that we will be able to complete our portion in a timely manner? We are concerned because the City of San Diego applicants have been able to have the landlord portions completed

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        • SBCS

          Hi Chad,

          Landlords will have the opportunity to complete their portion of the application in a timely manner. However, you can get ahead of the process by proactively creating your account and uploading required documents. If this is done, then SBCS will link the landlord and tenant applications once we begin processing applications and so long as both are complete, the application will be ready for consideration.

          Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Melissa,

      There is currently no deadline but we recommend applying soon, as funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Reply
  • Ashley

    Hello! Do you know if any Applications have been approved and if funds Have been sent out to landlords Already?

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Ashley,

      Application status can be viewed in your online account and typically takes a few weeks to process.

      Reply
  • Seun Femi Opaleye

    what If my sdg&E bill increased? Do i have to reapply or modify the original grant request? thanks

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Good morning,

      ​You do not need to reapply. We recommend logging into your account, update the amount owed and upload any supporting documentation that reflects the change.

      Reply
  • Claudia

    How do I check the status of my application? Where do I find the link?

    Reply
  • Johanna

    Hi I applied since March 16, 2021, I entered to see the status and it updtaed as if i submited the application today 03/31/2021 when origianly was on the 03/16/2021. Since i applied I have not received an email, where could I call thank you,

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Johanna,

      Please call our rental assistance team at (619) 271-1805 for assistance.

      Reply
  • Adrian Leon

    Hello… I applied on 3-15 and have not received any further information… When will we know if we were accepted…? And How long would it take to receive help…? Thank you…!

    Reply
    • SBCS

      Hi Adrian,

      Your current application status can be viewed by logging into your account.

      Reply
  • Adrian Leon

    Hello… I am grateful for the possbility of help. I have had to sacrifice other things to avoid issues with my landlord, so I have not had to worry about evictions to this point… But now I have run out of wiggle room and find myself having to make tough decisions… When will those of us who have applied for “Future Help” get a answer or indication we may be approved..? I applied on 3-15 and have yet to get any updates… Thank you…!

    Reply
  • Adrian Leon

    When will you know if applications for “Future Rent” Assistance will be taken…

    Reply

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