Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with the City and the County of Sacramento, is offering emergency rental assistance for residents who have experienced a loss or reduction in wages due to COVID-19.

Applications for the new Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA) program will be accepted online beginning Friday, October 9 through Thursday, October 22, 2020.


  • Show employment income lost or decreased because of COVID-19
  • Rent your home in the City of Sacramento or the unincorporated County of Sacramento
  • Have a written lease or rental agreement or SERA Rental Verification form signed by the landlord AND a current utility bill in your name
  • Have current household income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI)

Complete details about the program are available on our website at



If you need assistance, please contact the SERA Program by email or by phone at (916) 449-1266.

You can also receive help uploading required documents and other technical assistance in person at 816 Revere Street (Alder Grove) and 480 Redwood Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., M-F from October 9th – October 22nd.