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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Stockton, through federal and state funding, is offering emergency rent and utility assistance for renters living anywhere in the City of Stockton who have experienced a reduction in household income or other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eligible applicants can receive assistance for past rent and utilities owed from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, and may qualify to have a portion of their rent paid for April, May, and June 2021. The total assistance amount available will depend on household needs. Priority will be given to households that owe rental arrears.

    • Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance, plus an additional three months, if needed, to ensure housing stability, and if Program funding is available.
    • Eligible households may also receive funding for unpaid utilities for the same time period, including electricity, gas, water, sewer, and garbage.
    • Funds will generally be paid directly to the landlord and/or utility providers.

Please contact El Concilio for assistance with the Stockton Emergency Rental Assistance Program at 209-644-2690 or APPLY AT:


As required by Federal and State legislation, assistance will be prioritized for eligible households that include:

  • Households with income at or below 50% of area median income (AMI) will be prioritized for assistance, before households with income at or below 80%.
  • An individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to applying.
  • Rental assistance for April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, utility arrears, then future rent for April, May, and June 2021, if funding is available.


  • Valid identification for all applicants.
  • Basic applicant information for all household members.
  • Current rental agreement.
  • Utility statement(s) reflecting unpaid utility bill(s).
  • Authorization to apply for funding on behalf of the eligible household if a representative is completing the application.
  • Tenant Representative Authorization Form

Documentation of household income:

  • Include the most recent two months of paystubs prior to application or 1040/W-22 for 2020
  • Verification of loss of income (one of the following):
  • Termination Notice,
  • Unemployment Award Letter,
  • Pay Stubs reflecting reduced salary,
  • Bank Statements, or
  • Other similar documentation.


  • Proof of Ownership: Property Deed(s), Mortgage Note(s), Property Tax Statement;
  • Property Management Agreement (if applicable);
  • Documentation showing the amount of rental arrears for the period of April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021;
  • Copy of Property Insurance Statement; and
  • Lease or rental agreement reflecting tenant’s name, residence address, and monthly rent due.


(209) 466–7000


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