Over the past several months, the Board of Supervisors has put protections in place for tenants of Marin County who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An eviction ban, rent repayment period, rental assistance, and support to housing-related legal services were all components of these countywide protections.
Recent action by the State and CDC has extended and increased certain protections for tenants and landlords alike. At the September 22 Board of Supervisors meeting, staff from the County's Community Development Agency provided a helpful update on these protections, which are at times overlapping and a bit confusing. Review the presentation video and slide deck, and please visit our Renter and Landlord Resources website for more information.
If you have any outstanding questions about the emergency ban on evictions, contact Housing and Federal Grants Division staff by email at email@example.com or telephone at 415-473-7309.
We understand the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 on our community, and the County of Marin will continue to seek new ways of supporting residents during this challenging time.
Below are some other resources available for you and your family:
Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Assistance Programs:
- CalWORKS: Cash assistance for food purchases for families and individuals;
- Medi-Cal: medical care through Medi-Cal and County Medical Services Program;
- General Relief: Cash Assistance for individuals over 18 with no children and with no or limited resources;
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC): supplemental food and nutrition program low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age 5 who have a nutritional risk.
- For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 457-INFO (415.457.4636) or email 457-INFO@marincounty.org(link sends e-mail).
To apply for Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, and WIC you can:
- Call 1.877.410.8817;
- Apply online at c4yourself.com; or
- Pick up a paper application in person outside at 120 N. Redwood Dr. San Rafael, CA and at the Marin County Health and Wellness Center, 3240 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901. Spanish and English copies are both available.
- WIC applications are accepted over the phone by calling 415.473.6889. General Relief applications can be obtained at the locations noted above or by calling 415.473.3350.
Also visit HHS’ online Community Resource Guide, for local information on programs/services available to help with money, legal, housing and more. Lastly, if you are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness, visit Homelessness Resource Guide, which includes a comprehensive list of . Residents can search for their nearest food pantry or emergency food distribution location using San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s Food Locator App. For those that cannot access the app, information on food resources for older adults (age 60+) and persons with disabilities can be obtained by email 457-INFO@marincounty.org or by calling 415.457.INFO (415.457.4636). All others can call 211 to get connected to this information.