Housing Services

The City of Ontario's residential neighborhoods are a source of great pride, which the City demonstrates through its ongoing commitment to beautiful neighborhoods and encouragement of home ownership through several outstanding programs.

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Housing Department

208 W. Emporia Street,Ontario CA 91762

Phone: (909) 395-2006 

HOME-ARP Rent Program

The HOME-ARP Rent 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 twelve months, including up to 6 months of deferred rent payments. Payments will be made directly to the landlord and/or property management. The maximum grant amount is $30,000 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 SERVICES DEPARTMENT 208 WEST EMPORIA STREET ONTARIO, CA 91762. 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 Services 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.

Applicants submitting a HOME-ARP Rent Program application person must have an appointment. To book an appointment to turn in your Home-ARP Rent Program application, please visit: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/b8gbr1me/ 

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Rent Relief Resources

Ontario residents needing assistance paying rent and/or utility bills due to financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic can find additional resources through the County of San Bernardino at www.sbcrentrelief.com or the State of California at housing.ca.gov