The City of Ontario's residential neighborhoods are a source of great pride, which the City demonstrates through its ongoing commitment to beautiful neighborhoods and encouragement of home ownership through several outstanding programs.

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Housing Department
303 East B Street, Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 395-2006 
Fax: (909) 395-2288


CDBG/ESG Application for FY 2021-22

The City of Ontario is currently accepting applications for CDBG/ESG funding for FY 2021-22.

Below please find a fillable version of the application, guidelines for filling out the application and a local service provider survey. The local service provider survey must be submitted as part of a completed application packet.

The application period will close on Thursday, February 12, 2021 at 5 pm. 

If any assistance is required please contact:

Hannah Mac Kenzie, Project Manager | (909) 395-2753 | [email protected] 

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CARES Act Assistance Programs

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.


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