The ESG-CV Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program provides emergency grants to assist very low-income renters that have received written notification that their right to occupy their housing unit will be terminated within 21 days for non-payment of rent. This program provides assistance for up to six months of deferred or prospective rent and utility payments. Payments will be made directly to the landlord and/or utility companies. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 and payments must be supported by deferred payment documentation.
To qualify for this program, participants must have a gross annual household income that does not exceed 50% of Area Median Income and have received written notification for termination of housing within 21 days for non-payment of rent.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Incomplete applications that do not have all required documentation will not be accepted. Funding is limited and completed applications will be reviewed on a first come-first served basis.
Complete the attached application and submit along with the checklist shown on the following page with copies of the required information to the Housing Department.
Email applications will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted by mail or in person at the following address:
CITY OF ONTARIO HOUSING DEPARTMENT
303 EAST B STREET
ONTARIO, CA 91764
Appointments for an intake review and to submit an application may be scheduled online at Book an appointment.
The City of Ontario is not responsible for applications submitted by U.S. Mail and strongly encourages applicants who submit applications via U.S. Mail to contact the Housing Department to verify receipt of application. Applications submitted by mail that are incomplete will be returned via U.S. Mail to the applicant.
For further information, please call (909) 395-2006 or email Rentalutility@ontarioca.gov.