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Emergency Rental Assistance Program Counseling

As of April 1, 2022, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is closed to new applicants. Moving forward, the state ERAP program will be assigning NCLT and others in the Local Partner Network with appointments to assist applicants who submitted a CA COVID-19 Rent Relief application prior to April 1 – these appointments will focus on gathering any documentation or information needed to complete an application.


California eviction protections are now extended to June 30, 2022 if you submitted a CA COVID-19 Rent Relief application by March 31, 2022. Tenants, please make sure you let your landlord know if you have applied.

There are several local eviction protections that may be stronger – you can find information on emergency eviction protections, depending on where you live in the East Bay, here. And here is information on how to access free legal support. If you are served an eviction notice, please seek legal support!

Though the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is no longer accepting new applications, your city or county may have additional resources, including local rent relief programs, to help you cover the cost of your rent or utility payments. Check out the Housing is Key website to find local programs or resources that may be available in your area.


  • State program (including Contra Costa, San Francisco, Solano) – You can check your application status at Housing is Key or call 833-430-2122.
  • Alameda County (except for Fremont and Oakland)Housing Secure
  • Oakland and FremontKeep People Housed

You can call or email NCLT at 510-548-7878 option 2 or via email [email protected]. Services are available in English and Spanish.

This page will be updated regularly with any new information.