Housing

 

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
303 East B Street, Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 395-2006 

 

CDBG-CV Short-Term Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The CDBG-CV Short Term-Rent and Utility Assistance Program provides emergency grants to assist low-income renters that have a documented loss in household income related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). This program provides a one-time assistance payment for deferred rent balance due and utility payments due. Payments will be made directly to the landlord and/or utility companies. The maximum grant amount is $10,000 and payments must be supported by deferred payment documentation. This program provides assistance for up to six consecutive months of deferred or prospective rent and utility payments. To qualify for this program, participants must have a gross annual household income that does not exceed 80% of Area Median Income. Applicant's who were previously awarded STRUAP funding from July 2020 to May 2021 are ineligible for current program funding. 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. 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.

To submit an application in person to the Ontario Housing Department, please book an appointment here.

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ESG-CV Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program

***Applications are no longer being accepted for the ESG-CV Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program. Please monitor the City's website for information about future assistance programs.***

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. 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.

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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