Irvine tenants and landlords who missed the city’s March 19 deadline to apply for rental assistance now have a second chance to apply.
Originally, Irvine applicants had to apply through the Orange County United Way. However, the city opted to switch to the state-run HousingIsKey.com rent relief program for the “second round” of funding because of changes to the program made in late June.
The state application portal is now accepting Irvine applications.
“This means that Irvine tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19 that did not apply to the city of Irvine/United Way program in round 1 will be able to apply for round 2 through the state,” the city’s website said. It added that those who applied in round 1 and accrued additional rent debt since March 31, “may request additional assistance through the state.”