The city of Fresno is accepting applications for its new Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
The program offers nearly $35 million in federal funds and state block grants to help renters and landlords. After administrative costs, more than $31 million of that funding will be directly available for rental assistance. On Monday, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer said the need is huge.
“I would imagine today we are going to be absolutely inundated online with requests, as well as phone calls,” said Dyer.