Rental / Foreclosure Assistance
COVID-19 Rental Assistance
The City awarded Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CBDG-CV) funding to Central Valley Low Income Housing Corp. and The Salvation Army to provide rental assistance to the Lodi Community. This program will help eligible households in the city of Lodi who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program provides payment assistance for renters who need help and are income eligible. This program has limited funding and will be on a first come first serve basis. This is not an entitlement program and all applications will be reviewed for eligibility.
If you live in the City of Lodi and have been unable to pay part of your rent because of any of the following reasons:
- Job loss because of COVID-19
- Reduction in work hours/loss of income because of COVID-19
- Employer’s business closure because of COVID-19
- Missing work due to a child’s school closure because of COVID-19
- Medical diagnosis of COVID-19 infection
You might qualify for help paying your past-due rent. Please see below information links on how to apply.
San Joaquin Fair Housing
The San Joaquin Fair Housing Association is a non-profit agency established in 1983 to serve the citizens of San Joaquin County. services are provided to the community free of charge and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provided by San Joaquin County and the cities of Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon and Escalon.
Information on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities.
Mediation: mediation as an alternative to resolve housing issues for tenants, property management, and owners. This service is free of charge and is provided in an attempt to avoid the costly and time-consuming court system.
Training: training to landlords and tenants. Landlord training includes fair housing laws and basic property management including tenant screening, rental agreements, proper notices and compliance with landlord/tenant laws. We also offer training for tenants including how to locate rentals, proper notices to landlords, getting repairs done and tenant obligations.
Counseling: counseling for landlords and tenants. Our counselors are available to help both landlords and tenants to better understand their rights and responsibilities concerning their rental units.
Foreclosure Prevention & Assistance
While the City of Lodi does not have funding directly to provide assistance to homeowners dealing with foreclosure, it does refer homeowners to agencies who provide a variety of services and assistance to homeowners who are in or at risk of foreclosure.
These resources include:
California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) Mortgage Assistance Corporation - Keep Your Home California
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Avoiding Foreclosure