Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Trouble Paying Rent Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The City of Pasadena’s Housing Department can help. The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is available for eligible households financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERA can provide grants for up to three (3) months’ worth of past due rent, not to exceed $4,500 total. This program is available to renters residing in Pasadena, who have a current lease, and have notified their landlords of their inability to pay due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The application window period for the ERA program is now closed. Each application will receive a score based on household data submitted in the application. Please check your e-mail on August 7, 2020 for a notification on the status of your application.  Applications that did not include an e-mail address will receive a status update phone call from an ERA Case Manager.