Financial Information and Assistance

SACRAMENTO RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Rental assistance is now available to support income-qualified Sacramento families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to pay monthly rent or utilities. Help is available regardless of immigration status. 

Learn more and apply SHRA.org/sera or call 916-449-1266 for additional assistance. Bilingual assistance will be available for applicants. 

Need help applying? SHRA has enlisted several community-based organizations across Sacramento to help residents apply and for translation services. Find a list of those organizations here.

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTER

The City of Sacramento offers free one-on-one professional financial coaching and COVID-19 financial navigation services in English, Spanish, and Arabic for local residents. Interpretation in other languages is available on request. Make an appointment now: email FEC@cityofsacramento.org or call (916) 808-492

BANK ON SACRAMENTO

A safe, affordable bank or credit union account is the best way to receive COVID-19 economic impact payments and other related benefits. Bank On Sacramento can help you find an account with no overdraft or hidden fees, even if you’ve had banking challenges in the past.

LOST INCOME (INFORMATION ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT, ETC.)

Californians that have been financially affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for services such as unemployment insurance, paid family leave, disability insurance and relief from financial institutions (including a 90-day grace period for all mortgages and no new foreclosures).

  • Disability Insurance is offered to those unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19.
  • Paid Family Leave is offered to those unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member.
  • Unemployment Insurance is offered to those who have lost their job or had hours reduced due to coronavirus.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)

The IRS has tax relief information to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by COVID-19.