The United States Department of the Treasury is supporting an Emergency Rental Assistance program that will supply approximately 16.4 million dollars to Stanislaus County and City of Modesto residents who are eligible and can demonstrate a need.
The federal program will be releasing 25 billion dollars to provide rent and utility assistance to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A minimum of 90 percent of those funds must be used for direct financial assistance, including rent, utilities and home energy costs as well as other expenses related to housing.
According to a press release from the County’s Director of Legislative Affairs and Communications, “many of the specifics regarding a timeline of funding availability is unknown at this time. In the next few weeks, the federal government is expected to release detailed guidelines on the use of these funds, at which time information will be released to the community regarding application instructions and eligibility details.”