The last day to apply to the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program was March 31, 2022. If you applied by March 31, your application will be processed by the State of California and all eligible applicants will receive assistance. You may also file appeals past the March 31 application deadline if you receive a denial from the state program or if you received less than you requested. You can receive status updates for your state program application by calling the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Call Center at (833) 430-2122.
State law AB 2179 protects you from an eviction for this rent debt while your application is pending. The court is not supposed to allow an eviction lawsuit to proceed for rent debt from April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2022 unless your landlord can show that you do not have a pending application with the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program or your application was denied. If you have been served with an eviction notice or lawsuit, contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative immediately to help you with the legal process (415-659-9184, firstname.lastname@example.org).