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Senator Ben Hueso

Need Help with Rent or Utilities?


The State of California's COVID-19 Rent Relief Program has a significant amount of money available for qualified renters and landlords to cover 100% of rent and utilities owed.

If you or someone you know needs help with unpaid rent, future rent, and/or utility assistance, don't wait – apply today!

To learn more, please visit


Assistance is being administered through different programs depending on where you reside. For residents of the 40th Senate District:

City of Chula Vista:

City of San Diego:

All other areas of San Diego County:

Imperial County (administered by the state): visit to start your application.

When in doubt, the best place to start is


  • Assistance is available to help with unpaid or future rent or utilities.
  • Both landlords and tenants can apply.
  • Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status; proof of citizenship is NOT required.
  • Program assistance does NOT count as earned income (for renters) and will NOT affect eligibility for any other state benefit assistance programs (e.g., CalFresh or CalWORKS).
  • Applicant information is kept private and will not be shared.
  • Program will accept applications on an ongoing basis but priority assistance will be given to income eligible households most at-risk of eviction.
  • After an application has been successfully processed, both the landlord and renter will be notified of next steps.



Call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 833-430-2122.

For assistance in another language, or to find a local organization to assist you with your application, please call 833-687-0967.

California State Senator Ben Hueso - 40th Senate District
Representing portions of San Diego County and all of Imperial County.
Web site:
Contact: Senator Ben Hueso
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Fax: (916) 651-4940
Chula Vista Office
303 H Street., Suite 200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 409-7690
Fax: (619) 409-7688
El Centro
1224 State Street, Suite D
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 335-3442
Fax: (760) 335-3444

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