For legal housing help in San Diego, start here:

Phone:  1-877-LEGAL-AID (1-877-534-2524)

Web site:  https://www.lassd.org  


 Need Help with Rent or Utilities in San Diego?


 The State of California's COVID-19 Rent Relief Program has a significant amount of money available for qualified renters and landlords to cover 100% of rent and utilities owed.

 If you or someone you know needs help with unpaid rent, future rent, and/or utility assistance, don't wait – apply today!


 To learn more, please visit https://housing.ca.gov/ or call 211.



Assistance is being administered through different programs depending on where you reside.


For residents of the 40th Senate District:


City of Chula Vista: www.chulavistaerap.com


 City of San Diego: www.covidassistance.sdhc.org


All other areas of San Diego County: www.covid-19-2021-rental-assistance.sandiegocounty.gov


 Imperial County (administered by the state): visit https://housing.ca.gov/ to start your application.




Assistance is available to help with unpaid or future rent or utilities.

Both landlords and tenants can apply.

Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status; proof of citizenship is NOT required.


Program assistance does NOT count as earned income (for renters) and will NOT affect eligibility for any other state benefit assistance programs (e.g., CalFresh or CalWORKS).

Applicant information is kept private and will not be shared.


Program will accept applications on an ongoing basis but priority assistance will be given to income eligible households most at-risk of eviction.


After an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of next steps.




Visit https://housing.ca.gov/.


Call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 833-430-2122.


For assistance in another language, or to find a local organization to assist you with your application, please call 833-687-0967.


California State Senator Ben Hueso - 40th Senate District

Representing portions of San Diego County and all of Imperial County.

Web site: http://sd40.senate.ca.gov/




Senator Ben Hueso Capitol Office


State Capitol, Room 4035

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4040

Fax: (916) 651-4940


Chula Vista Office


303 H Street., Suite 200

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 409-7690

Fax: (619) 409-7688


El Centro Office


1224 State Street, Suite D

El Centro, CA 92243

Phone: (760) 335-3442

Fax: (760) 335-3444

Call HHOSD with your housing needs:  619-772-1955

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