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Rental assistance in Placer County.

Rent help is provided to low-income families in Placer County. Find information on churches, charities and government housing authorities that provide housing assistance to struggling families. Programs range from rental assistance to stop an eviction to money to pay a security deposit or section 8 vouchers for apartments. Learn about the main organizations in Placer County that help people pay their rent.

Most places have either limited funding, waiting lists for families seeking rent relief, or both. Section 8 housing has the longest waiting list. Someone who is struggling and may anticipate needing rental assistance in the future should contact a non-profit Placer County organization early in the process, before they have received an eviction notice. In general, the financial help to pay for rent will give priority to single mothers, veterans, seniors and tenants in a short term crisis. Also funds for paying security deposits may be offered from time to time.

Organizations that help pay rent in Placer County

Salvation Army has two main branches in Placer County California. The addresses and phone numbers are 286 Sutter Street, Auburn, California 95603 which can be reached at (530) 889-3990 as well as 100 Lincoln Way, Roseville, California 95678. Dial (916) 784-3133 or (916) 784-3382.

  • They administer a wide range of housing programs, including offering funds to pay rent or tenant utility bills. Case workers and can also refer individuals to government resources such as homeless prevention programs. The Salvation Army can also sometimes provide same day rental assistance to low income families along with placement into a homeless shelter. Find other details on Placer County Salvation Army rent assistance.

The Salt Mine is a regional charity that has limited funding, but may be able to offer emergency rental/housing assistance to low income families, seniors, and the disabled in the community. In some cases, the charity will offer a tenant a no-interest loan for paying their back rent. Call (916) 645-3778. Address is 590G Street, Lincoln, California 95648.

St. Vincent de Paul – A group of local churches and charities operate in Placer County. Together they can provide emergency rental assistance, money to pay security deposits, and low income transitional housing to individuals and families living in Placer County. Dial (916) 781-3303. The address is 105 Bonita St, Roseville, CA 95678. Any money to help a family or person pay rent requires a home visit from a SVDP social worker.




Roseville Housing Authority offers a few rental programs as well as other emergency housing solutions. The services are noted below. Call (916) 774-5270. The office is at 316 Vernon St #150, Roseville, CA 95678.

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program applications are processed.. It will in effect pay for approximately 70% of rental costs for low-income families of the program, including single moms or dads in Roseville CA.
  • The government office also operates the Homeless Prevention - Rehousing Program for homeless families. This will help people move, provide free government grant money to pay a landlord back rent and offer other support.
  • Tenants can also apply for the First Time Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program. The Roseville CA Housing Authority ties to encourage home ownership for low income as well as first time buyers, renters, displaced homemakers, and single parents.

Placer County Housing Authority covers the balance of the county by offering income based, rent subsidized homes. The location is a government approved/certified non-profit agency. Low-income families or single adults can apply for HUD section 8 assistance vouchers and rental subsidies may be offered along with public housing. Call them for eviction prevention services as well.

  • The agency also operates HUD-VASH, which offers help to veterans in Placer County, including with rent or a mortgage. Active duty military members can get assistance too. Address is 11552 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603, phone # (530) 889-7676. Or find other California section 8 housing agencies.

County of Placer Department of Health and Human Services is the the primary government agency for a host of social services in the community. Low income housing, electric bill help, food, money to pay rent and prevention evictions, and much more. Location is 11434 B Ave, Auburn, CA 95603, phone number 530-886-1870





What Would Jesus Do Inc. is a faith based charity that provides rental assistance, including to migrant workers and people that live in a mobile home . The location is 503 Giuseppe Ct, Roseville, CA 95678. Call (916) 786-9953 for hours. It focuses on working poor families in Roseville California, and the non-profit provides homeless services, shelter, housing, rent help, and other financial resources.

Project GO is a regional housing authority that helps low-income tenants and seniors with rent or housing needs.  The address is 801 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678. Phone: (916) 782-3443. They operate low cost apartments, income some that have no waiting list in Placer County. The non-profit also offer energy conservation services and can direct tenants to rent help.

AMI Housing helps the low-income, elderly, and vulnerable in Placer County with their bills, including rental expesnes. The non-profit is at 3123 Professional Drive, Auburn, California 95603. There are other programs too, including storage cost help and no-wait list apartments for the low-income. Call (530) 878-5088

The Gathering Inn partners with the county on offering immediate rent payment assistance to stop evictions. They also offer rapid rehousing, help parents with kids pay to move or a security deposit, and cover first months rent. A wide range of services are offered from 4020 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677. 916-791-9355

VOA of Placer County helps veterans, military members (and their families) as well as the homeless. Rent and security deposit help as part of homeless prevention is available. Dial (916) 661-5149. There are also free motel vouchers, homeless shelters, grants, and case management to help address housing needs.

Catholic Charities and Placer County churches offer support. Whether it is referrals to low income housing for migrant workers or immigrants, or funds to pay back rent or storage costs (or even energy bills), housing assistance is offered. There is also furniture, volunteers, and help in applying to other faith based rental assistance programs from local churches. More details on Catholic Charities Placer County.

Charitable and government funded programs may be able to offer short term rent help. The free service can refer clients to government grants, such as ESG, and may have money for paying rent through such programs as homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. The referral service can be reached at 1-833-375-2237. Everyone, from senior citizens to the low income or disabled in Placer County, can call for information on resources for paying utility or rental deposits, LIHEAP, access to a local shelter, or money for other housing costs.

Northern California Legal Aid / Capital Pro Bono has free lawyers for tenants facing eviction. Call (916) 551-2102. Receive free advice on housing issues. Learn about tenant rights, where to turn to for eviction help, get help in applying for government rent relief in Placer County and other support.




Sierra Foothills Aids Foundation provides support to families living with AIDs or HIV. There is case management, financial help for back rent, low income housing, and referrals. The Auburn based agency can be reached at (530) 889-2437.

Additional low-income rent assistance programs in Placer County

There are other resources for tenants or people that need a place to live. The Homeless Resource Council of Placer County can help people find and apply for local or national rental assistance programs or grant money. Referrals are offered at as well as other resources.


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