Marin County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Rental Assistance applications are still being accepted. Apply today to reduce your risk of eviction.

Beginning Saturday, January 8, all new applicants will be placed on a waitlist. That will allow the program staff to prioritize applicants with incomes below 30% of Marin’s median household income and who have been waiting the longest with unpaid rent.

The application process is open for unpaid rent and/or utilities from April 2020 – December 2021. Currently, back rent is being paid, and at 100%. Payment for the following is in development, and will be announced soon:

  • Compensation for money borrowed to pay rent and for future rent.
  • Past grants for 80% or 25% of back rent will be "topped off" automatically to 100%.
  • Utility payments.

Check the status of your submitted application, or to return to an application you’ve started but not completed yet.

If you have already applied for the County of Marin COVID-19 Rental Assistance program, please do not reapply. This will slow down the process. To request additional assistance, call the COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at (415) 473-2223.


While the State eviction moratorium (AB 832) expired on September 30, 2021, it requires landlords who wish to pursue an eviction for nonpayment of rent to demonstrate that they have applied for rental assistance and have been denied.

 See these frequently asked questions from Legal Aid of Marin for more information.

 Tenant Rights & Responsibilities in Eviction Cases as of October 1, 2020 (California Courts).

 Landlord Checklists (California Courts).

 For more information about the eviction moratorium, visit the County’s COVID-19 Renter Protections webpage.


There is help available to fill out an application.

Please email Rental Assistance, or call (415) 473-2223. Requests for disability accommodations may be made by phoning (415) 473-2223 (Voice), CA Relay 711 or by email. Please do not call the line more than once, as it slows down the process.  Staff will be available to assist applicants who do not have access to a computer or smart phone, or need additional assistance.  

This program is a partnership between the County of Marin and local community-based organizations, including Adopt A Family, Canal Alliance, Community Action Marin, North Marin Community Services, Ritter Center, St. Vincent de Paul Society, West Marin Community Services and Women Helping All People.