Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA2) Program


Opens Tuesday May 11th, 2021

Need Help? Click here for a list of local organizations ready to assist in submitting your documents.



If you have already applied, please click “check your status here” button above for updates.  All applications that have been submitted prior to March 19th, 2021 are currently under review.

Please DO NOT submit duplicate applications, as they will not be accepted.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), in partnership with the City and the County of Sacramento, through federal and state funding, is offering emergency rent and utilities assistance for renters living anywhere in Sacramento County who have experienced a reduction in household income or other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible applicants can receive assistance for past rent and utilities owed from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and may qualify to have a portion of their rent paid for April, May and June 2021. The total assistance amount available will depend on household need. Priority will be given to households that owe rental arrears.


Photo ID (government-issued ID for the person applying)

Current utility bills showing amounts owed

Lease (all pages)

Document received from landlord showing amount owed in arrears

Documentation of all annual gross household income for 2020

Documentation of all current household income for past 2 months

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


To be eligible, renters must:

Currently rent their home anywhere in the County of Sacramento
Have household gross annual income at or below the following low-income limits:

1 person $50,750
2 person $58,000
3 person $65,250
4 person $72,500
5 person $78,300
6 person $84,100
7 person $89,900
8 person $95,700


Have at least one household member that:

– is qualified for unemployment benefits, OR
– has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19

Demonstrate housing instability or a risk of being unhoused

Households that previously applied for and/or received rental assistance through the SERA Program are eligible to apply again.

Additional Renter, Financial, and Employment Resources

ANY QUESTIONS? Please contact us at: or (916) 449-1266

If you are looking for information regarding the SERA1 Program, please click here.


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