United Way MC Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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News Date: 
March 18, 2021

United Way Monterey County (UWMC) has partnered with the City of Salinas, as well as other Monterey County cities and partner organizations, to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). 

“The main goal of this emergency rental assistance program is to keep people housed and prevent homelessness,” said Katy Castagna, President and CEO, United Way Monterey County. “The current moratorium prevents landlords from evicting tenants who can’t afford to pay rent, but eventually tenants still have to pay what they owe. This program will help offset the money that is still owed, and help landlords pay their mortgage and tenants can be relieved of crushing debt loads,” added Castagna.

To apply and determine eligibility or for more information:
1. Fill out Rent and Utility Application in English at www.MCRentHelp.com or in Spanish at www.MCAyudadeRenta.com
2. United Way Monterey County website at www.UnitedWayMCCA.org/county-rent-and-utility
3. Call 211 Monterey County by dialing 2-1-1 to be screened for eligibility

If you need housing or landlord/tenant resources, please contact our Salinas Housing Support Team at:

Hotline (Bilingual): 831-758-7901

Email: [email protected]