The City of Ontario has created the following new program with CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to aid qualified low-income Ontario residents in recovering from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic:
Short-Term Rental and Utility Assistance Program (Renters Only): This program provides emergency grants to qualified low-income renters that had a documented loss in household income related to COVID-19. Eligible uses of funds include deferred rent payments to prevent eviction and deferred utility payments. Maximum assistance is limited to $10,000 per household.
Program forms are available for download below. Page 2 of the application provides a checklist detailing all documents required to be turned in at time of application submittal.
Incomplete applications to the Short-Term Rental and Utility Assistance Program will not be accepted. Completed applications are being accepted via mail or by appointment at City Hall only.
To make an appointment to turn in your completed application, if you need assistance, or would like to request an emailed or mailed application packet, please contact the Ontario Housing Department at (909) 395-2006.
Programs have limited funds and assistance is provided on a first-qualified, first-served basis.