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Advisory: San Diego Rental Assistance Program

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Encourages Families in Need to Apply for City’s Rental Assistance Program
Posted on 04/03/2021
Board of Education President Richard Barrera, District Leaders Join Mayor Todd Gloria, Congressman Juan Vargas, Councilman Sean Elo-Rivera, San Diego Housing Commission CEO Richard Gentry Raise to Raise Awareness of Program

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District representatives will join with City leaders and the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) to promote the COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program. San Diego Unified will distribute more than 15,000 flyers about the program at its regularly scheduled food distributions Monday through Friday, from noon to 2 p.m. at 19 locations throughout the district.

WHEN: Monday, April 5, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Clark Middle School, 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105

SPEAKERS: Board of Education President Richard Barrera, Mayor Todd Gloria, Congressman Juan Vargas, Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera and San Diego Housing Commission President & CEO Rick Gentry

BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program is a federally funded program administered by SDHC for the City of San Diego. The online application is available at covidassistance.sdhc.org<https://covidassistance.sdhc.org/>. More than $83 million is available through the COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program to help qualifying households with rent and utility payments. Immigration status does not affect whether or not a household qualifies for help from the program.

San Diego Unified recognizes the many challenges families have faced over the past year, including the struggle to pay rent due to new economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Housing instability and the added stress that goes along with it can have negative impacts on the well-being and academic achievement of students.

All students deserve the opportunity to thrive and enjoy the benefits that come with stable housing.

This event is for professional journalists. Please confirm attendance in advance.

CONTACT: Communications Director Maureen Magee, (619) 381-7930, [email protected]