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Rental Assistance

Are you or someone you know struggling to pay rent? There are programs funded by the City and County that can help. Please contact our trusted partners for assistance.


Households within City of Petaluma limits who have been impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for rental assistance from COTS. Household income must be below 80% Area Median Income (see chart). COTS can pay up to 6 months of graduated rental assistance to qualified households.

Please contact Sarah Vetter at 707.200.8221 or [email protected] with questions or to determine eligibility. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.

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Petaluma People's Services Center

The City has partnered with Petaluma People’s Service Center to provide rental assistance to those in need. To learn more about the program, please contact PPSC:

[email protected]

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) from the County of Sonoma

The County of Sonoma has announced they will be providing support to households impacted by COVID-19 through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) starting on April 19. The program will provide payment assistance for tenants who are behind on rent and utilities. ERAP additionally provides options for landlords to participate and receive financial assistance.

This program is open to all County residents, regardless of immigration status, who are renters or landlords requiring rental assistance.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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