Emergency Rental Assistance


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

SJFC Main Office: (408) 842-6662, ext. 122

Rental Assistance Email: housinginfo@stjosephsgilroy.org




If you are experiencing an emergency situation, and need help paying your rent or deposit, you may qualify for financial assistance. We are the EAN safety-net agency for residents of Gilroy and San Martin, CA.


More information about how to request assistance is listed below.


How to get started:

1. Please call St. Joseph’s Family Center and leave a detailed message and phone number where you can be reached.


2. The application process starts with a prescreening and will be completed by a St. Joseph’s Family Center staff person.


3. A list of required documentation will be provided to the applicant after completing the initial prescreening. This documentation will be reviewed by our financial assistance team.


4. An appointment will be scheduled between the applicant and St. Joseph’s Family Center Staff.


5. Staff will follow up with the applicant to collect the required documentation and complete an assessment, including a budget of household income. If applicants are in need of other types of assistance, referrals to the appropriate agencies or community resources will be provided.




Some of the documents you need to bring to your meeting with SJFC staff may include: a rental agreement, verification of total household income, recent bank statements, photo IDs, eviction notice (if applicable), and verification of your emergency. Please be aware that property managers/landlords will be involved in this process in order to collect debt verification and other items pertaining to your request for assistance.



Note: Due to the high volume of applications, processing may take up to a week or longer.


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