On Monday, the city of Chula Vista and its nonprofit partner SBCS announced receiving about $6 million in additional funding that allows for the reopening of the Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program. 

Applications for the program will run through March, and the application portal is open. 

The SBCS is processing previously submitted and newly submitted applications on a first-come, first-served basis, according to state-mandated priority guidelines

According to the nonprofit, prior to the newest round of funding, the program had disbursed $34 million to Chula Vista residents.

"We are thrilled to bring additional relief to our residents who have been impacted by COVID-19," said Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas. "We encourage all who qualify to submit applications quickly as we anticipate high demand."

Households are still limited to a maximum of 15 months of assistance from the ERAP, including previous months awarded. 

To learn more or apply, click here.

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