CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

Essex’s top priority is the health and safety of our residents and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. We understand all our residents have been impacted in various ways, and we would like to offer resources, answers to questions, and other valuable information to assist as we all navigate into the future.

Renter Financial Resources

Renter financial resources 

Essex knows that some residents have been impacted financially as a result of the COVID-19 virus and we are committed to providing our residents with the resources and flexibility to navigate these challenging times.

If you have been financially impacted, we’ve compiled some key financial resources below that could provide you substantial support and assistance during this unique time.

California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief

California’s COVID-19 rent relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, for both past due and future payments.

California Apartment Association Resources for Tenants

Various resources, to help California renters during the COVID-19 health crisis, including a list of location based rental assistance.

Washington Multifamily Housing Association Resources for Tenants

Rental Assistance for Washington renters during the COVID-19 health crisis by county.

Washington State Department of Commerce

Federal CARES Act intended to prevent evictions by paying past due and current/future rent for people needing relief.

Renter's Insurance Support

Many renter insurance policies offer unemployment coverage, which may provide financial assistance to you during this time. We encourage all our residents to review their renter’s insurance policy and contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for this optional coverage.

Self-Employed & Small Businesses Programs

If you are self-employed or own a small business, you may be eligible for additional financial resources from the government. Click on these federal and state links below to find out how to apply for support today.

California Business Resources

Washington Self-Employment and Business Resources

Unemployment Insurance

UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.

California Residents

Washington Residents

Rent Payments

Essex Apartments Community Amenities

Please review your local, county, or state rules, where applicable, to understand the requirements and deadlines to submit written notification and/or proof to your landlord of an inability to pay rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship.

Compliance with the local, county, or state requirements, if any, is necessary to ensure your rent is protected under the applicable moratorium.

If you have general questions about your residency, not related to COVID-19, please contact your leasing office.

It is recommended to pay whatever portion of your rent you are able in order to minimize the total amount owed.

Essex is committed to working with those impacted and being fully compliant with all of the state and local tenant protections that have been adopted. We truly appreciate your patience as we personally work directly with a large number of residents and their unique situations.