33 Million in Rental Assistance for Riverside County
RIVERSIDE, CA — United Lift, a rental assistance program coordinated between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise, is launching this week with the goal of keeping 10,000 families and residents housed.
The program for Riverside County residents will provide $33 million in rental assistance between the months of June and November. Lift to Rise and United Way of Inland Valleys will administer the program, including dispersing the first round of payments in July.
“Riverside County, a place already facing significant economic insecurity and rent burden, is now severely impacted by the near collapse of the region’s tourism and entertainment economy, said Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “The ability of our region to come together like this and keep people in their houses reflects the values and spirit that remain so strong here despite our challenges.”
Residents may apply at UnitedLift.org or by calling 2–1–1. The application portal will be live and available in English and Spanish beginning June 15. The first application window will be open for 10 days and close on June 25. Following the initial window, applications will be open every month for a period of 10 days.