COVID-19 Residential Rent Assistance Program

Round 2 of the Residential Rental Assistance Program is Now Open

What is the COVID-19 Residential Rent Assistance Program?

The COVID-19 Residential Rent Assistance Program (“Program”) is intended to reduce potential risk of homelessness and preserve housing stability for existing Dublin residents. The Program provides rent assistance for lower-income households experiencing an unforeseen financial crisis and an inability to pay rent due to a loss of income related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

How much assistance does the Program provide?

Eligible households may qualify for a maximum of $6,000 or a maximum of 6-months of rent, whichever is less. 

How can I use the money received through this Program?

Funds may only be used to pay outstanding, unpaid rent due on a current lease or rental agreement. All funds are paid directly to the landlord. 

When can I apply for COVID-19 Rent Assistance?

The City is accepting applications Friday, May 20, 2022 through Monday, June 20, 2022. Program funds are limited. Applications will be processed as they are received with qualified applicants being chosen via lottery process if funding requests exceed available funding. Missing or incomplete information may delay or disqualify the processing of your application.

Who is eligible for COVID-19 Rent Assistance?

  • Dublin residents.
  • Lost job or have lost income due to COVID-19.
  • Household income at or below 120% Area Median Income.
  • Lease is in the applicant’s name.
  • Be current on rental payments prior to March 17, 2020 and remain in otherwise good standing with the terms of the lease.

Alameda County Area Median Income Limits 2022

2022 Income Limits Graphic

How do I apply for COVID-19 Rent Assistance?

Simply complete your application online and upload the required documentation. Applications may also be obtained from the City Manager's Office. You may also download the application and submit it in person with the required documentation to the City Manager's Office.

Before you start your application, we recommend that you gather the required documents that you will need to upload with your application.

How do I find out more information?

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for additional details about the COVID-19 Residential Rent Assistance Program.

For questions about the Program or assistance with your application, please contact City Staff at 925-833-6650 or via email.


Need help scanning documents to upload with your application? There are several free apps available from the App Store and Google Play to download to your phone or mobile device. These apps will enable you to scan documents which you can then upload with your application. Alternatively, simply take photos of the documents using your phone and then upload them with your application.