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Rent assistance San Joaquin County and Stockton.

Find help with paying back rent as well as housing assistance in San Joaquin County. Charities, churches and government organizations in Stockton and the county help low-income families, seniors and single mothers with housing needs. Get free lawyers for a tenant, money for a security deposit and rental assistance near you in San Joaquin County.

Families, or single people, facing homelessness in San Joaquin County can apply for emergency rental assistance programs. There are also free hotel vouchers, section 8 apartments and no-wait list housing. A number of non-profit or government organizations may pay a portion of the back rent that is due what is due, or they offer referrals. Most of the financial support is focused on the disabled, families with children, as well as senior citizens, but anyone can apply for rent (including for a mobile home) or security deposit help. Learn more on help paying security deposits.

All of the financial resources in the city of Stockton as well as entire county of San Joaquin County are very limited. In many cases, the staff will need to refer an applicant to other federal government grant programs for paying rent or they may partner with other charities. However low income families can still call for assistance, but note that most requests for housing or rental assistance will be temporary.

If a resident is facing imminent eviction, then their best option may be to move into income based housing. This will allow the family time to save money for a security or rent deposit, pursue job training, and more. So case management is another option.

Where to get help with rent in Stockton CA community

Central Valley Low Income Housing Corporation (CHLIVC)
2431 W. March Lane, Stockton, California. Main phone - 209-472-7200
Rental assistance is part of programs such as Shelter Plus Care. The non-profit will focus on households with a disabled member or elderly resident. Staff work to prevent homelessness, including help with rent, offering income based apartments and other support.




New Directions
Location is 1981 Cherokee Rd., Stockton, CA 95205. Dial (209) 870-6500
Rent and housing programs are for people with a mental illness or disability only. There is also support for women facing abuse. They are part of HUD's Continuum of Care.

Lutheran Social Services of San Joaquin County
4550 N. Pershing Avenue, Stockton CA 92507. Dial (209)323-5131 or (925) 825-1060

Clients are teenagers, veterans, and seniors. Both short term housing is combined with funds for first months rent or a deposit. Budgeting and case managements is required from low-income families or tenants seeking grant money. Eviction prevention programs include money for a portion of rent, energy costs, and more. Many churches are part of the regional network.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteers from the churches help the less fortunate, including with housing costs. Furniture vouchers for tenants, shelter, emergency rent help, transportation, and applications to public housing are offered.

  • St. Anthonys is at 525 East North Street, Manteca, CA 95336, call (209) 823-8099
  • 709 J St, Modesto, California 95354, main number is (209) 524-4381

San Joaquin Fair Housing
Location is 1803 W March Ln, Stockton, CA 95207. Call (209) 451-3471
The agency addresses housing discrimination, arranges free landlord-tenant mediation and helps ensure everyone has access to a home, including Spanish speakers, single moms or dads and seniors.

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc
Address of the legal firm is at 145 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202 .Call (209) 946-0605.
Free pro-bono lawyers help tenants with an eviction. Get consultations, help in housing court, and advice on applying for benefits such as rent relief. Learn how to get a free legal consultation in CA.





Housing Authority of the city of Stockton and County of San Joaquin
There are multiple offices. Housing assistance programs include HUD section 8 rent vouchers and information on low income apartments. They also operate public housing, assist the disabled, elderly, and very low income and can give referrals to rent or homebuying resources. A HUD office is at 2575 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, California 95207. Phone: (209) 460-5000

  • Veterans in San Joaquin County can enroll into VA’s Supportive Housing or SSVF. This is also offered by the Housing Authority. Both of these will offer a federal government funded grant and more. The money can be used for paying rent to stop an eviction, energy bills, and other housing costs. It will also help the veterans and their family find permanent, affordable housing to live in including access to free emergency motel vouchers.

Help with rent San Joaquin CountyWestcare Foundation is San Joaquin Valley Veterans
Address: n 95205, 1609 N Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205. Phone: (209) 662-6073
SSVF is for veterans and their families. It works to stop eviction, foreclosure, and homelessness. Financial aid, including for rent, utilities, security deposits or moving/storage costs may be given. Veterans that are behind on their rent or bills, or homeless in  San Joaquin County, can be given hotel vouchers and rehousing help too.

Tracy Interfaith
Homeless Intervention can provide short term rent assistance in a crisis. The emergency must not be caused by the tenant. There are solutions for immigrants and migrant workers, grants or loans for housing including security deposits and other rent solutions. More on housing assistance from Tracy Interfaith.

Human Services Agency
333 E. Washington Street, Stockton, California. Dial 209-468-1000
Free government grants, low income housing, and other resources for paying rent arrears are available. Or learn about employment and cash aid. Cal-Works homeless prevention also has hardship money for renters.

El Concilio, for the Spanish Speaking
Address:  445 N San Joaquin St, Stockton, California 95202. Dial (209) 644-2600
Advice is for Spanish, immigrants, and non-English speakers. Get help in apply for rent, benefits such as section 8, and accessing affordable homes. Also, anyone that turned to predatory lenders or loans for their rent can get advise from attorneys and staff. The charity helps migrant farm workers too with housing needs.

Salvation Army Corps Community has a few centers..
While funds are limited, they can be a source of information on where to apply to for rent help, transitional housing, shelter, and other services. There may be emergency online hotel vouchers too. There are funds for single mothers, the elderly and people about to be evicted.

  • 1305 E Weber Ave. in Stockton. Call (209) 948-8955




San Joaquin County Neighborhood Preservation Division
Referrals are offered only. 6988 S Harlan Rd, Lathrop, CA 95330. Phone: (209) 468-3021
They are part of the Continuum of Care for San Joaquin County, including offering referrals to ESG grants to pay rent, moving costs or other housing expenses. The agency does not offer direct financial aid, but they partner with the state on grant programs for housing needs. The center may be a source of information for low income families on loans, free legal aid, rent programs, foreclosure counseling, and more.

Gospel Center Rescue Mission
Charity address is 445 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95203. Dial (209) 466-2138
Homeless adults can get access to a shelter. They also have pro-active approach to helping stop homelessness, including referrals to rent grants, counseling services and case management.


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