Rental & Deposit Assistance

SHELTER, Inc provides many services to help you obtain or maintain housing.

Do you currently have housing but are at risk of losing it?

We may be able to provide one time assistance for rental or mortgage payments, utilities or other essential needs. Fill out the application to see if you qualify.

Do you need assistance obtaining housing?

We may be able to provide one-time assistance with move-in costs, deposits, locating housing, or short-term rental payments. Long-term housing for those with mental health concerns, chronic substance use, and families with HIV/AIDS may also be available. If you are homeless, call one of the numbers below to be connected with services to assist you.

  • Contra Costa County call: 211
  • Solano County call: 211
  • Sacramento County call: 211

Veterans

If you are a veteran facing homelessness there is help! Some of the qualifications include: a discharge other than dishonorable and be able to provide proof of discharge status (DD-214 or other VA documentation) prior to enrollment. The veteran or veteran household must be low income (below 50% of the area median income level), and must have, or be eligible for, a source of income that will support stable housing.

  • Veterans in Contra Costa County call: 925.957.7592
  • Veterans in Solano County call: 211
  • Veterans in Sacramento County call: 211

Are you experiencing Domestic Violence?

  • Contra Costa County call: 211
  • Solano County call: 211
  • Sacramento County call: 211

Are you re-entering the community from the justice system and need housing?

  • Contra Costa County call: 925.791.9869
  • Solano County call: 211
  • Sacramento County call: 211

Rental Assistance Registration Form

Please complete the information below. If you meet basic criteria required by our funders, we will contact you via email with your application status and next steps within five business days.

Please be understanding if there is a slight delay as we are receiving a large number of requests. We will respond to you as quickly as we can and there is no need to submit your information again.

Due to funding restrictions, not all households are eligible for rental assistance.


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