San Bernardino County Rent Relief Partnership

The San Bernardino County Community Development and Housing Department (CDH) is partnering with Inland Southern California 211+ to assist San Bernardino County residents with settling rental arrears that accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants can apply for arrear accrued from March 13, 2020 to present and the program will be available through December 31, 2021 or until all funds are exhausted.

Household Eligibility:

  • Household must reside at an eligible address located in the San Bernardino County, and;
  • Household must be obligated to pay rent on a residential housing unit, have a household income at or below 50% of area median income (AMI) per table below, and;
(https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html)

50% Area Medium Income in San Bernardino County - 2020 

Household Size 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10

Annual 

$26,400 

$30,150 

$33,900 

$37,650 

$40,700 

$43,700 

$46,700 

$49,700 

52,750 

55,750

 

50% Area Medium Income in San Bernardino County - 2021

Household Size 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10

Annual 

$27,650 

$31,600 

$35,550 

$39,500 

$42,700 

$45,850 

$49,900 

$52,150 

55,300 

58,500

  • Also must meet one of the following:
    • One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardships due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak; or
    • One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability (i.e. unpaid utilities, eviction notice, unpaid rent notice)

Please allow approximately 15 minutes to complete the application process. The following documentation is required, please ensure you have:

  • A current government-issued photo ID (State-issued Driver’s License or ID, US Passport or Passport Card, Foreign Passport, Government’s Consulate Issued ID Card (i.e.: Matrícula Consular), Permanent Resident Card or Visa, Military ID or Other Form of Government Identification)
  • Written rental/Lease Agreemen
  • Utility bills (Gas, electric, water, trash)
  • Documentation demonstrating a COVID-19 related financial impact, and
  • Proof of total household income from 2020 (this included all adults,18 and older), and
  • Documentation of housing instability (i.e. unpaid utilities, eviction notice, unpaid rent notice).

You will NOT be eligible for assistance without providing the above eligibility documentation. A complete application, including submitting eligibility documentation, is REQUIRED for application submission and to be considered for assistance.

PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT

The County of San Bernardino (County) provides and funds many types of benefits and social services. In order to determine an individual’s eligibility to receive such benefits and services, personal, and in some cases, health information about you and/or your family requires disclosure. The information collected in relation to any application for assistance is collected for the sole purposes of determining eligibility and shall be held confidential. We call this information “protected health information.”

The County does not use or disclose health information unless it is permitted or required by law. The County is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information, to provide individuals with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices concerning protected health information and to notify affected individuals in the case of a breach of unsecured protected health information. As a “covered entity,” the County and its assigns must follow applicable laws protecting the privacy of your protected health information which include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules.

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