For Immediate Publication
March 17, 2021
Contact: Gene Kennedy
Senior Public Information Specialist
Riverside County offers up to $1,000 per unit to landlords who help families
Program aims to benefit struggling households and landlords during the pandemic
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Ca.— Riverside County officials announced this week that landlords who rent their units to families participating in the CalWORKs Housing Support Program may qualify for a $1,000 incentive.
The Housing Support Program helps families with children find stable housing while receiving workforce training and supportive services during the pandemic. Officials say they want to house at least 200 families before the program expires at the end of June.
“The increasing cost of rent has had a deep impact on the wellbeing of families in our communities and across the country,” said Allison Gonzalez, assistant director of the Self Sufficiency Division at the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, which administers the programs.
“A tightening housing market and the economic fallout from the pandemic have increased housing challenges. We are glad our organization is here to help families and landlords find a match,” Gonzalez said.
Landlords and/or CalWORKs customers interested in the incentives and supportive services should contact the CalWORKs Housing Support Program at 833-391-0506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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