City staff have partnered with the County to support the allocation of emergency Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for rental assistance and small business support. City and County leadership worked alongside community leaders to develop a partnership with the Marin Community Foundation that helped to secure additional rental assistance funding. As a result, the County is currently in the process of disbursing $2.8 million in rental assistance to keep people housed under the State’s current eviction moratorium, in addition to the $2.9 million that was disbursed in April and May of 2020. The County was also recently notified that it will be receiving an additional $7.7 million in rental assistance funding through the Federal stimulus package.
In addition to financial rental assistance, the City and our partners in the Canal Policy Working Group are in the process of researching and implementing potential emergency policy options that consider the needs of tenants, as well as local property owners.