Homeless Services

CITY OF CONCORD RENTAL ASSISTANCE 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed by Congress and signed by the President on March 27, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Concord, as a CDBG entitlement jurisdiction, has been awarded Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to provide to programs that respond to the coronavirus and its impacts.  One of the greatest needs identified is for rental assistance for low-income households who have experienced job loss, a reduction in work hours or additional financial burden related to having or caring for someone with COVID-19.

In partnership with Shelter, Inc, Concord has allocated CDBG-CV funds to provide rental assistance for tenants who meet the requirements for income eligibility and for nonpayment of rent due to proven COVID-19 related issues.  The depth of assistance (how much of the rent will be paid) will be determined by Shelter, Inc. based on the calculated need for the household.  Backup documentation required includes the last three months of pay stubs or unemployment verification, bank statements and proof of COVID-19 impact.  Depending on need, the household may qualify for assistance with the full months’ rent or a portion based on other resources.  Assistance is limited to 3 months per household.  

Residents can apply to Shelter, Inc. by calling (925) 338-1038.  Staff are manning the phones but due to the volume of calls an applicant may need to leave a message.  Please do so as they will return the call. Flyer to follow. 

ASISTENCIA DE ALQUILER DE LA CIUDAD DE CONCORD

La Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica del Coronavirus (Ley CARES) fue aprobada por el Congreso y firmada por el Presidente el 27 de marzo del 2020, en respuesta a la pandemia COVID-19. A la Ciudad de Concord, como jurisdicción de derecho del CDBG, se le ha otorgado fondos de Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) para ofrecer a los programas que responden al coronavirus y sus impactos. Una de las mayores necesidades identificadas es la asistencia de alquiler para hogares de bajos ingresos que han experimentado pérdida de empleo, una reducción de las horas de trabajo o una carga financiera adicional relacionada con tener o cuidar a alguien con COVID-19.

En asociación con Shelter, Inc, Concord ha asignado fondos CDBG-CV para proporcionar asistencia de alquiler para los inquilinos que cumplen con los requisitos por la elegibilidad de ingresos y por el impago del alquiler debido a problemas probados relacionados con COVID-19. La profundidad de la asistencia (cuánto del alquiler será pagado) será determinada por Shelter, Inc. en función de la necesidad calculada para el hogar. La documentación de respaldo requerida incluye los últimos tres meses de talones de pago o verificación de desempleo, estados de cuenta bancarios y prueba de impacto COVID-19. Dependiendo de la necesidad, el hogar puede calificar para la asistencia con el alquiler de meses completos o una porción basada en otros recursos. La asistencia está limitada a 3 meses por hogar.

Los residentes pueden aplicar a Shelter, Inc. llamando al (925) 338-1038. El personal está atendiendo los teléfonos, pero debido al volumen de llamadas un solicitante puede necesitar dejar un mensaje. Por favor hágalo, y ellos le devolverán la llamada. Un folleto seguirá pronto.


Homelessness Prevention Efforts During COVID-19

During the current COVID-19 crisis, Concord continues to work closely with local community partners to meet the needs of those who are most at risk and most in need.  The CORE homeless outreach team, funded in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, is continuing its daily work to provide basic supplies to persons living outside and to encourage social distancing and personal hygiene.  The Concord Police Department’s Community Impact Unit (CIU) is working closely with CORE to respond to the needs of Concord residents. Portable toilets and handwashing stations have been installed at the Civic Center and at three local parks. 

  1. Homeless Services During COVID-19
  1. Food Program
  2. Hygiene Stations
  3. Contra Costa County Health Services Department
  4. CORE Team

CONTRA COSTA HOMELESS CONTINUUM OF CARE

The City of Concord is a participant in the Contra Costa Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC). The CoC is a local planning body that organizes and delivers housing and support services for homeless individuals across the county. 

It is comprised of the following members all working in partnership with consumers to find stable housing:

  • Businesses
  • Education Systems
  • Funders
  • Law Enforcement
  • Members of the Faith Community
  • Service Providers

HOMELESS SERVICES- DIAL 211

The 211 line gives you access to all homeless services County-wide. The Contra Costa County Homeless Program’s mission is to ensure an integrated system of care from prevention through intervention for homeless adults, veterans, youth and families within our community. For more information, dial 211 from your home or mobile phone. 

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

SHELTER Inc. strives to:

  • End the cycle of homelessness
  • Prevent and end homelessness by helping low-income families and individuals stay in their homes
  • Affordable housing
  • Provide supportive services for veteran families

TENANT / LANDLORD ASSISTANCE

If you are facing a potential eviction from your apartment or rental home, free mediation and legal assistance information is available by contacting our Tenant/Landlord community partner, ECHO Housing.  

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