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Marin County Emergency Rental Assistance Program / Programa de Asistencia con la Renta del Condado de Marin

Do you need help paying for rent between September 2020 and January 2021? / ¿Necesita ayuda pagar su renta para los meses de septiembre 2020 a enero 2021?

The County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program is currently open and accepting applicants. In order to apply for and receive assistance, please do the following: / El Programa de Asistencia con la Renta del Condado de Marin ahora está abierto y aceptando aplicaciones. Para aplicar y recibir asistencia, por favor haga lo siguiente:

  • Step 1: Call (415) 473-2223 to be added to the waitlist. If your call is not answered, please leave a message with your name and callback number so a member of our staff can contact you. / Paso 1: Llame al 415-473-2223 para poner su nombre en la lista de espera. Si no contesta su llamada, por favor deje un mensaje con su nombre y número de teléfono para que un miembro de nuestro personal pueda regresar su llamada.
     
  • Step 2: Our staff will reach out to you to ask some intake questions. / Paso 2: Nuestro personal le llamará con algunas preguntas básicas.
     
  • Step 3: Once the intake is complete, you will need to send the following documents before we can move forward with assistance: / Paso 3: Después de la conversación inicial, usted necesitará mandar los siguientes documentos antes que podremos seguir con la asistencia:
    • Copy of photo ID with a Marin County address (if your ID doesn't have a Marin County address, you will need to send a copy of a photo ID with a utility bill/other bill that shows your Marin County address) / Copia de su identificación con una dirección en el condado de Marin (si su identificación no tiene una dirección en el condado de Marin, necesitará mandar una copia de su identificación junto con una factura de luz u otro servicio público, u otra fractura que enseña que su dirección es dentro del condado de Marin)
    • Proof of income (pay stub, bank statement) / Una prueba de ingresos (talón de pago, declaración de banco)
    • Copy of the first page of your rental lease, or other proof of residency / Copia de la primera página de su contrato de arrendamiento, u otra prueba de su residencia

*Note: if you can’t get some of this documentation, we are willing to work with you to show your financial situation in other ways. / *Nota: si usted no puede obtener alguna documentación, nosotros podemos trabajar con usted para mostrar su situación financiera en otras maneras.

*Note: this program is open to all Marin residents regardless of citizenship status. / *Nota: ofrecemos este programa a todos que viven en el condado de Marin, independientemente de su estatus ciudadanía.

Questions? Please email rentalassistance@marincounty.org, or call (415) 473-2223. / ¿Preguntas? Si tiene preguntas, puede mandar un correo electrónico a rentalassistance@marincounty.org, o llamar al 415-473-2223.

Below are some other resources available for you and your family:

Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Assistance Programs:

  • CalWORKS: Cash assistance for food purchases for families and individuals; 
  • Medi-Cal: medical care through Medi-Cal and County Medical Services Program
  • General Relief: Cash Assistance for individuals over 18 with no children and with no or limited resources; 
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC): supplemental food and nutrition program low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age 5 who have a nutritional risk. 
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 473-INFO (415.473.4636) or email 473-INFO@marincounty.org.

To apply for Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, and WIC you can:

  • Call 1.877.410.8817;
  • Apply online at c4yourself.com; or
  • Pick up a paper application in person outside at 120 N. Redwood Dr. San Rafael, CA and at the Marin County Health and Wellness Center, 3240 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901. Spanish and English copies are both available.
  • WIC applications are accepted over the phone by calling 415.473.6889. General Relief applications can be obtained at the locations noted above or by calling 415.473.3350. 

Also visit HHS’ online Community Resource Guide, for local information on programs/services available to help with money, legal, housing and more. Lastly, if you are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, visit Homelessness Resource Guide, which includes a comprehensive list of food resources available. Residents can search for their nearest food pantry or emergency food distribution location using San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s Food Locator App. For those that cannot access the app, information on food resources for older adults (age 60+) and persons with disabilities can be obtained by email 473-INFO@marincounty.org or by calling 415.473.INFO (415.473.4636). All others can call 211 to get connected to this information.