Emergency Rental Assistance

St. Joseph’s Family Center provides rental assistance to low income individuals or families on a one time basis only to help with a rent.

Key Terms and Conditions

  • You must be able to prove that you can meet the financial obligation due the next month without assistance.
  • The amount of money requested on your application is subject to approval by the Director or funds available.
  • Check will be mailed directly to the individual property owner or housing management company.
  • It takes one to two days after approval to issue checks.

1. Provide Valid Photo ID

2. Verification of Income

  • You must meet certain income level guidelines (i.e. HUD, City of Gilroy).
  • Check stub (recent date only)
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) letter showing income
  • Social Security check stub or letter
  • Unemployment check stub or letter
  • Worker’s Compensation check stub

3. Verification of Local Address

  • You must be a resident of Gilroy or San Martin.

4. Verification of all dependents living in household

5. Rental Contract and Landlord information

  • Name, address and phone of Landlord
  • Copy of Rental Agreement
  • Eviction Notice if applicable

6. Seeking assistance with 1st months rent

If you are seeking assistance with your 1st month’s rent, please print the following forms for your landlord to fill out. In order for us to remain compliant to government agency laws, it is necessary for your landlord to fill out a W-9 in the event that a 1099 may need to be issued.

7. Seeking assistance with Past Due rent

If you are seeking assistance with past due rent, please print the following forms for your landlord to fill out. In order for us to remain compliant to government agency laws, it is necessary for your landlord to fill out a W-9 in the event that a 1099 may need to be issued.

8. A money order for the balance or a receipt from the landlord will be required before a check will be issued.

9. You must make an appointment, after you have gathered all necessary documentation, to have your application reviewed and verified.

For more information contact Graciela Ramirez (408) 842-6662 x21

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