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Rent assistance in Sacramento County.

Get help with paying rent or security deposits in the city and county of Sacramento. Find information on government financial assistance programs, not for profits (charities), and other agencies that provide grant money, loans, or vouchers. The agencies administer long term or emergency rental assistance to low income families and others who need help. There are also Section 8 HUD vouchers, free motel rooms, and other housing resources in Sacramento.

Rent or deposit assistance programs are limited and priority is generally for those with an eviction notice or who need immediate help. Another focus is on the disabled, seniors and single moms or parents. Even with that being the case, each year thousands of local individuals receive various forms of rental assistance.

The organizations listed below all focus on offering Sacramento County California residents financial assistance for paying housing costs, rent, moving costs, and security deposits. In addition, receive free landlord/tenant mediation services, counseling, and access to eviction prevention resources. Many programs focus on those who are on the verge of homelessness. In addition to the resources below, find other ways to get help with back rent.

The Department of Housing will provide housing assistance from a program known as Emergency Solution Grant in Sacramento. This is an annual program with limited funding, and it can help by offering funds for paying rent to prevent evictions and coordinate rapid rehousing services. Other support can be transitional housing, case management, and other source of financial aid for rental expenses.

There is also the Homeless assistance and Continuum of care, which can be offered as part of ESG.  Various non-profits in the county partner together to stop homelessness in Sacramento and rehouse residents. A focus is on veterans, the elderly, families or single parents with children and people who are otherwise self-sufficient. Get information on government grants for rent, transitional housing, and other solutions. Call 1-800-500-4931 for referrals and to learn if ESG or the Continuum of care has any funding left.

Folsom Cordova Community Partnership is an option. Need to call and leave a message requesting rent help. Can only call on Mondays. Dial (916) 361-8684 x5 Monday only 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Only if funds or money that can be used for a loan are available from the agency will your phone call be returned. No one will call you back if there are no funds. Feel free to call each Monday. The address is 10665 Coloma Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

 

 

 

The Salvation Army Sacramento Family Services - Need to call in advance for help, and will need to call Monday only 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for general housing or rental assistance. Calls are only accepted on Mondays. If the non-profit can help, you will then be scheduled for an appointment to meet with a case worker to review your rent assistance application.

All qualifications need to be met before any type of financial aid is disbursed. Dial the Sacramento Salvation Army at (916) 678-4050. Another location is 213 Orange Grove Avenue in North Highlands, and this Salvation Army phone number for information on rent or housing is (916)678-4010.

Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento and Northern Nevada may have eviction prevention services, in particular for veterans and/or seniors. There are also emergency transitional housing, information on job programs or VA benefits, grants and more from 1001 Grand Ave, Sacramento, CA 95838. For more details, dial (916) 929-1951.

Greater Sacramento Urban League, located at 3725 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838, and which can be reached at (916) 286-8600. , has limited funds too. The non-profit offers counseling, referrals, and other aid, including emergency assistance for paying rent and meeting housing needs. All rent help is provided on a first come first serve bases. Also access job counseling, career advice, and other financial support. You need to make an appointment. More on the Urban League in Sacramento.

Sunburst Projects helps low income and struggling renters apply for benefits, including cash aid, welfare, free grants and more. Staff help tenants with applications to immediate rent assistance programs, low cost housing, and other resources. The non-profit is at 2143 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA, 95811. Clients can also get information on Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), food programs, CalWorks homeless help, legal aid and other services. Call 916-440-0889

The Gathering Inn - A number of churches and faith based groups make up this organization. Assistance is only for people that are in their shelter. In limited cases, funds can help them pay rent and housing as part of Rapid Rehousing. Call 916-791-9355.

 

 

 

 

Saint Vincent de Paul Society has multiple churches in Sacramento. They help the most vulnerable, including single parents, immigrants or migrant workers, the elderly, disabled and others. There is emergency rental assistance, free furniture, utility help, deposit funds and more. All applications are case by case basis. The intake number is 916-572-7553.

  • Saint Vincent de Paul thrift store-main office is at 5500 13th Avenue, Sacramento, CA, United States, 95820
  • Divine Savior Conference - SVdP, may have vouchers, rent or deposit help, furniture and more at 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, California, United States, 95662
  • Holy Family Conference is an option, and phone number is 916-722-0264
  • Immaculate Conception Conference, 3263 First Avenue, Sacramento, CA, United States 95817. Dial 916-452-4874
  • Our Lady of Assumption SVdP is at 5057 Cottage Way, Carmichael, CA, 95608. Phone - 916-481-6352
  • Saint Anthony Conference in Sacramento address is 660 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831
  • Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish, 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, California 95825
  • Saint John the Evangelist Conference, 5751 Locust Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
  • Saint John Vianney may have financial aid and housing resources at 10497 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova 95670
  • Saint Josephs Church address is 9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove 95624
  • Saint Lawrence Conference address is 4325 Don Julio Boulevard, North Highlands, CA 95660. Call 916-332-4779
  • Saint Mel is another place for one time rent help at 4745 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks, California 95628

The hearing impaired can get information/referrals to rent assistance too.  A number of churches, government agencies and faith based groups make up this service. Callers can learn about emergency rental and utility bill assistance in the form of eviction prevention services. Also get referral and information on other housing programs and shelter or low interest loans for back rent expenses. The charity also runs rehousing, which can provide grants for paying the security deposit on a new low income apartment in Sacramento. The heating impaired can dial Call 7-1-1 and ask for the United Way referral service.

Legal Services of Northern California offers a number of free advice sessions, including for housing disputes and general eviction assistance in Sacramento. Lawyers offer free information to seniors, tenants that are behind on their rent, and address unsafe living conditions from landlords. Call 916-551-2140.

Travelers Aid Society. This agency sometimes has a very limited amount of cash grants or funds to pass out at the beginning of each month to help with rental assistance and low income housing needs. The Travelers Aid Society of Sacramento is known to be fair in their screening process although it may help if you have a Pastor or caseworker to advocate for you for help. Call (916) 399-9646

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, address of 1717 El Monte Avenue, Sacramento, CA and which can be called at (916) 925-3584, provides rental and housing assistance from very limited funds. If you think you need help, come early as the money is usually dispersed within the first few days of the month. Be sure all your paperwork and applications are in order. If they can’t assist you, the charity may have referrals to other churches in the county that may have rental funds.

 

 

 

 

Programs to prevent an eviction are available. The support provided to tenants may be money for paying rental arrears or energy costs, case management, legal aid, motel vouchers and more. The federal government funds many of the non-profits that administer these programs for dealing with unpaid rent. More on Sacramento eviction help.

Saint John's Program helps women only, including those with children, women fleeing domestic violence, single moms and others. Address is 2443 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825. The goal is to help them break poverty or homeless cycle. Whether food, a few dollars for rent or to move to a safe place, hotel vouchers, or other aid, support is offered. Call (916) 453-1482.

Community Resource Project Inc. has grant financial aid for bills, mortgages, rent and other services at 250 Harris Ave Unit 6, Sacramento, California 95838. Dial (916) 567-5220

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance offers cash aid from CalWorks, which can be rent assistance program. Location is 2700 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821. the poor, disabled on SSI, immigrants and others can try for welfare, basic needs, public housing, grants and other aid. Call 916-874-3100.

CIMC CSBG, California Indian Manpower Consortium help low-income Native Americans. Security or utility deposit help, immediate rental assistance, homeless prevention and also placement into permanent housing is offered. They operate from 738 North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95834. Call 800-748-5259.

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (phone 916-444-9210) coordinates various government programs, including Section 8 housing choice vouchers, SSVF rent grants for veterans and more. The non-profit, government agencies also coordinates California and federal government public housing, loans for homebuyers, self-sufficiency and other resources. The address is  801 12th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. For the elderly or disabled, emergency section 8 may be offered too.

Community Link offers referrals to Emergency Food and Shelter, which is a federal government funded rent, housing, and deposit program available in Sacramento. Cash grants can be used to stop homelessness, and therefore a leading cause of that is evictions and utility disconnections. Call  916-498-1000 for referrals to rent, shelter, and local housing programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacramento California South County Services (phone number (209) 745-9174) may also have rent assistance programs, grants, and referrals available to the low income. The center has information on government housing too, including section 8 vouchers. Location is 431 S Lincoln Way, Galt, California 95632.

River City Community Services - Aid is offered, including emergency food, housing and rent assistance. Any support provided is in the form of short term crisis assistance. All resources are intended to help people become self reliant. So while the agency may be able to help with a partial rent or deposit payment, self-sufficiency services are also available and required. Phone (916) 446-2627

 

By Jon McNamara

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