January 30, 2021

Rep. Correa Announces $1.5 Billion In Federal Funding For Rental & Mortgage Assistance

Rep. Lou Correa Applauds California For Taking Immediate Action To Help Local Cities Distribute Federal Funds

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) announced that California would receive $1.5 billion in federal funding to assist families struggling to pay their rent or mortgages. In December, Congressman Correa joined his colleagues in voting to approve $25 billion in federal funding allocated by Congress to help families struggling to pay their mortgage or rent. To request assistance, Californians may visit this website.

Rep. Lou Correa said, "COVID-19 has pushed families to their breaking point. As many as 40 million Americans are at risk of eviction. This problem is too big for any single community to fix on its own. That’s why Congress approved $25 billion dollars to help our friends and neighbors stay in their homes through these challenging times. 

“I am very grateful for my colleagues in the California State House for taking action to pass state legislation that gets these federal funds into the hands of Californians. This is a team effort, and together we can help those most in need.”

BACKGROUND: Last December, Congress passed critical COVID-19 legislation. The Coronavirus Relief Package invests $300 billion in the Paychecks Protection Program, provides unemployed Americans with $300 in federal unemployment insurance payments through April 2021, dedicates $25 billion for state and locally administered rental assistance program, expands SNAP funding, and provides $600 direct stimulus payments to adults and children.

As a result of this legislation, the State of California introduced SB-91 which enacts new protections for renters and homeowners and makes available $1.5 billion in federal funding for direct assistance to individuals struggling to pay their rent or mortgage payments. 


Rep. Lou Correa represents California's 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.