COVID-19 Programs

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for arrears and future payment. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program and tenant protection laws signed by Governor Newsom. Click on the image below for more information. Español

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief call center is now available to get help answering eligibility questions, for application assistance, and to provide information on local assistance. Tenants and landlords can call 1-833-430-2122 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMA)

The Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program provides one-time grants to individuals and families that own and occupy a residential property in Fontana as their primary residence who have lost income because of COVID-19 and who are at risk of default on their mortgage payments.  The maximum amount of assistance is up to $10,000 (total) for up to three (3) consecutive months of mortgage and utilities, based on actual need. 

Funds are limited and applications will be reviewed and awarded on a First-Come, First Served basis.

The grant payments are paid directly to the mortgage company. In order for the payments to be processed once an application has been approved, a W-9 will need to be completed by the mortgage company and submitted to the Housing Department by mail, in-person drop off at a City Hall payment box, or email at

To qualify, the total annual family income (adjusted for family size) cannot exceed the limits listed in the table below. This includes all income from all persons over the age of 18.  Documents required to qualify are listed in the application.  The City reserves the right to request additional documentation from applicants as necessary to determine eligibility.

2020 Income Limits by Household Size
Effective July 1, 2020

Household SizeIncome Limit (80% AMI)

If you would like to apply for the Mortgage Assistance program, please email your request and include full name and address at  If funds are available, potential applicants will be contacted in the order in which requests were received.

Households that have already received assistance/payments are not eligible for the program.

Only one (1) request per household or property will be able to move forward in the application process.

Emergency Microbusiness Assistance and Business PPE Reimbursement Programs

These programs are no longer available. The funds have expired.