Due to a low number of applicants, updates have been made to this program to encourage participation. These updates include:
- The income limits/guidelines for families to participate have changed. Families under the category of Very Low Income or 50% of medium-income are now eligible.
- An increase of rent relief funds per family. Qualifying families can now receive up to a maximum of $3,000 in support.
- To encourage early submittals, the program is now first-come-first-serve until funds are depleted.
The City of Gilroy, in partnership with St. Joseph’s Family Center, is providing Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding (CDBG-CV) towards a rental assistance program. These funds will help very-low income tenants with paying a portion of their rents to avoid eviction. This program is tailored in response to Governor Newsom’s Statewide Covid-19 Tenant and Landlord Protection Legislation in an effort to protect the most vulnerable tenants.
Visit www.stjosephsgilroy.org to review the eligibility requirements and download the Homeless Prevention COVID-19 Rental Assistance Application and forms. The completed application, and all required documentation, can be sent through a link on the website. You can also pick up and drop off completed applications at:
St. Joseph’s Family Center
7950 Church Street, Suite A Gilroy, CA 95020. Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
(408) 842-6662, ext. 22
Rental Assistance Flyer - English
Rental Assistance Flyer - Spanish
Rental Assistance Application - English
Rental Assistance Application - Spanish