Announcing Nearly $1,000,000 in Local Rent and Food Relief
Recently, with the support of members of the City Council, I have been working with the COVID-19 Action Committee to find ways to provide aid for those who are struggling in this time of crisis. I am pleased to announce that we have secured $750,000 to provide relief for Pomona renters. These funds will be used to help those affected by the COVID-19 crisis cover rent expenses. The details are still being finalized, but we will be releasing more information about the timing, application process, and eligibility requirements in the coming days.
We know that many people are struggling due to lack of work, and our goal is to be able to provide help to those who are in need. In addition to this rent relief fund, a temporary moratorium on foreclosures and evictions went into effect in March, ensuring that you will not be forced out of your home due to non-payment of during this difficult time.
We have also identified another $200,000 to support the food and grocery needs of those who are struggling. If you need additional help with food and groceries, there are several food banks operating in Pomona that you can utilize, including Pomona Valley, Beta Program, Sowing Seeds for Life, and God’s Pantry.
This nearly $1,000,000 in relief funding is just the beginning. In the coming days I will be announcing additional support we are working to secure to help Pomona families, workers and businesses through this crisis. By coming together to provide this kind of aid and support for our community, we will get through this.