Apply now for Riverside County's United Lift Rent Assistance Program!
Apply now for rent assistance! United Lift, a rental assistance program coordinated between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise, is now accepting applications for a Rental Assistance Program with the goal of keeping 10,000 families and residents housed.
United Lift will administer $33 million in rental assistance between the months of June and November, with the first round of payments expected to be dispersed in early July.
The rental assistance is intended to cover 100 percent of total past due rent, up to $3,500 per household. Funding for the program is limited to cover past due rent from April 2020 to November 2020.
Residents may apply at UnitedLift.org or by calling 2-1-1. The application portal will be live and available in English and Spanish. The first application window will close on June 25. Following the initial window, applications will be open every month for a period of 10 days.
Eligibility is limited to renters in Riverside County with a current lease agreement who are either individuals or families earning 80 percent or below of the area’s median income, or who can document a loss of income due to COVID-19 economic impacts, leaving them unable to make their rent.
Households meeting the initial eligibility requirements, will be selected by a random selection system and will be required to provide documentation showing their economic hardship. Payments will be made directly to landlords. Households not selected for rental assistance may re-apply in subsequent application windows. Rental assistance is intended to cover past due rent from March to November 2020, up to $3,500 per household.