EL MONTE RAPID RE‑HOUSING PROGRAM

THE CITY OF EL MONTE
RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM

The El Monte Rapid Re-housing Program (Program) will assist homeless individuals and families or prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless.

FAQ - Rapid Re-Housing Program

Do I qualify for the Rapid Re-Housing Program?

Current Renters:

  • Applicant must reside within El Monte city limits.
  • Applicant must be a renter and unit must be the Applicant’s primary place of residence. Payments toward mortgages are ineligible.
  • Applicant must be at-risk of becoming homeless (i.e. behind on monthly rent payment; received an eviction notice, etc.)
  • Applicant household must meet HUD’s Very-Low-Income Limits of 50% of the area median income. (See Income Table Section)
  • Submit all required documents (See Required Documents Section).
  • If selected for a grant, the Applicant must confirm that landlord is willing to complete required documentation.

Homeless Applicants:

  • Applicant must be currently homeless or living in an emergency shelter.
  • Applicant must be transitioning into permanent housing located within El Monte city limits.
  • Applicant household must meet HUD’s Very-Low-Income Limits of 50% of the area median income. (See Income Table Section)
  • Submit all required documents (See Required Documents Section).
  • If selected for a grant, the Applicant must confirm that landlord is willing to complete required documentation.
If I qualify, what documents will be required?

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

  • Documents listed below must be submitted if the Applicant is selected to participate. The documents will be verified by the City.
  • Rental agreement or lease.
  • Documentation demonstrating need for assistance including past due notice invoice, notice of eviction from landlord.
  • Copy of most recent Income Tax return.
  • Copies of paycheck stubs for the last two (2) months for all members of the household.
  • Copies of all other sources of income for all household members for the past two (2) months, including but not limited to Social Security/SSI benefits, Unemployment checks/statements, retirement/pensions, and public assistance.
  • Copies of all bank statements for all household members for the past two (2) months, including checking accounts, savings account, etc.
How much can I recieve in Assistance?
The following assistance will be offered: 1) one-time rental assistance up to $1,200.00 to help renters in the City of El Monte who are at-risk of becoming homeless; or 2) one-time assistance up to $1,200.00 for security deposits and/or payment of first/last month’s rent to help individuals or families who are homeless or living in an emergency shelter transition into permanent housing. Financial assistance will be offered to low income households who rent in the City, are homeless, or are living in emergency shelters.
Who can I talk to for more information?
Please direct any questions to:
El Monte Business Resource Center
Phone: (626) 258-8670
Email: elmontebusinesses@elmonteca.gov

The Program is funded by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) Homeless Plans Implementation and Homeless Prevention/Diversion Programs funding from the Los Angeles County Measure H funding to the SGVCOG, therefore applicants must meet all requirements to be eligible for the program.

All eligible applications will be entered into a live lottery. Only one application shall be submitted per household. The lottery will determine the order in which each application will be reviewed for verification of eligibility.

Where to submit application? Hard copy of the application form is available outside of City Hall West - Housing Division. A drop box is located outside of City Hall West - Housing Division for submission of hard copy application.

Closes July 31, 2020
Online Application Closed
ONLINE APPLICATION
DISCLAIMER: The submittal of information herein does not guarantee any award of funding from the City of El Monte or constitute a financial commitment thereof. Grant funds are subject to applicable funding limitations and the City of El Monte’s verification of various eligibility requirements. The information provided on this form is subject to verification by the SGVCOG at any time, and Title 18, Section 1001 of the U.S. Code which states that a person is guilty of a felony and assistance can be terminated for knowingly and willingly making false or fraudulent statement to the Department of the United Stated Government.