Window open for new round of financial aid for renters, landlords

Claremont City Hall. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

Applications are being accepted for cycle two of the Claremont Temporary Housing Stabilization and Relocation Program, which begins July 1.

The program is designed to assist Claremont renters who are either income qualified or in need of emergency rental assistance due to qualifying as extremely low-, very low-, or low-income; experiencing certain qualifying exigent circumstances such as illness or job loss; needing to move as a result of a no fault eviction; and/or a rental increase imposed on an already rent burdened household or an increase that would result in a household becoming rent burdened.

It’s also meant to provide financial assistance to housing providers in Claremont who may wish to make improvements to their property or incentivize housing providers to lease their units at or below fair market rent, according to the city.

On April 23, the Claremont City Council voted unanimously to allocate $680,000 to the program, a portion of the $3.4 million sale of the 451 W. Arrow Highway property which represents a 20% “set-aside” for affordable housing. Last year, the council voted to allocate $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act monies to fund the program.

As of April 2024, rental assistance had been provided to 143 Claremont households and to date, $350,011 has been allocated for the first program cycle, from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024, with other applications pending approval.

This temporary program will conclude once the remaining $1,329,989 is exhausted.

For more information visit, email, or call (909) 399-5454.


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