COVID-19 Emergency Rental, Small Business, and Utility Assistance Programs

Residents and small business owners who have been economically impacted by COVID-19  may be eligible for assistance through the City of Monterey Park’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental, Small Business, and Utility Assistance Programs starting June 8, 2020. 

These programs are provided by the City’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), Community Block Development Grant (CDBG), and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

To learn more about these programs, and to apply, click on one of the following tabs:

  1. Emergency Rental Assistance
  2. Small Business Assistance
  3. Utility Assistance
  4. Informational Webinars
  5. Application Assistance


The City of Monterey Park’s COVID-19  Emergency Assistance Program provides financial assistance to low- and moderate-income residents with an emphasis on those negatively impacted by COVID. This program provides up to (3) three to (6) months of rental assistance. Payments will be made directly to owner/landlord. Residents are not expected to pay back this assistance. Awards will be based on the availability of CDBG and/or CARES Act CDBG-CV funds. Applicants will need to submit an application and documentation proving eligibility.

Program Guidelines:

To determine if you are eligible for assistance, please read the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines prior to applying for the program. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view this document.

Apply for the Program:

The application link is now closed. 

Application Deadlines:

The application period has closed. Please check back for updates or create account here to receive alerts and announcements from the City. 

For  general inquires about the City of Monterey Park COVID-19 Emergency Rental, Small Business, and Utility Assistance Programs, email Deborah Niblick or call (626) 307-1398.