Keep Fremont Housed Program

The City of Fremont's Keep Fremont Housed program can provide assistance for unpaid rent and utilities dating back as far as April 1, 2020, the date of the federal COVID-19 emergency declaration. Applicants may apply for rental assistance, utility assistance, or both. Landlords and tenants are both encouraged to apply.

  1. What is Keep Fremont Housed?
  2. Who is Eligible?
  3. What documents do I need?
  4. How do I apply?
  5. What happens next? 
  6. Help
  7. FAQs

What is Keep Fremont Housed? 

The City of Fremont's Keep Fremont Housed Program provides rental assistance and/or utility assistance, using federal U.S. Department of Treasury stimulus funds, to eligible low-to-moderate income households unable to pay their rent and utilities due to a COVID 19-related job loss or loss of income. These funds are aimed at residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Landlords and tenants are both encouraged to apply.

For rental assistance, the Keep Fremont Housed program can pay unpaid back rent and forward rent directly to the landlord not to exceed a 12-month period based on eligibility and funding availability beginning April 1, 2020. 

For utility assistance, the program can pay unpaid utility bills in arrears beginning the first billing cycle after April 1, 2020.

The total funding amount available for Keep Fremont Housed is $7.1M with not less than 90 percent of awarded funds to be used for direct financial assistance.  

Tenants Click Here to Apply

There is no "Save" option in the online tenant application.  Please be ready to upload all documentation before applying.  If uploading all documentation is not possible before application submittal, please reference the following options to upload documentation under "How Do I Apply for Keep Fremont Housed."

Landlords Click Here to Apply

Click here to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Eviction Moratorium. Updated June 30, 2021. 

Do you need language assistance to complete your application?  We have assistance available for the following languages:  

Chinese: 510-574-2175

Dari: 510-257-5942, 209-834-6494

Farsi: 510-257-5942 

Hindi: 510-491-6699 

Korean: 510-414-2700 

Punjabi:  510-491-6699 

Spanish: 510-229-8197, 510-410-8392, 510-881-7767 

Urdu:  510-491-6699 

To download a printable informational flyer, click on your language selection below:

Dari   English   Farsi   Punjabi   Simplified Chinese  Spanish  Traditional Chinese

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