The application period opened Monday for the city of Burbank’s program to provide emergency rent assistance and utility payments to low-income renters impacted by COVID-19.

Renters financially impacted by the pandemic may apply for the Burbank Rental Assistance Program for up to $1,000 per month for up to three months for assistance with rent arrears, future rent and delinquent utility bills if specific criteria is met.

The city has committed $375,475 in Community Development Block Grant funds to be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the money run out, at which point the program will end.

Those who qualify must:

— reside in Burbank;

— not exceed the annual income based on household size as a result of COVID-19;

— have experienced a job loss, furlough, or reduced work hours due to COVID-19;

— have fallen behind on rent or have verifiable need for future rent assistance;

— have fallen behind on utility payments with Burbank Water and Power;

— not receive Section 8 or live in a rent restricted unit; or

— have a current rental agreement.

The application period will end on April 16 at 5 p.m. Applications will be considered on a first-come,first-served basis until funding is exhausted. A waiting list will be established as applications are received.

All applications must be submitted online at: Only one application per household will be accepted.

For other general questions or assistance, call the Application Call Center at 818-238-5180, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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