Still waiting on California COVID-19 rent relief? NCO can help

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Over the last 15 months, North Coast Opportunities, or NCO, has assisted with 574 applications and helped secure $2.7 million in rent and utility relief for Lake and Mendocino households through the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, Housing is Key.

As a result, NCO provided housing stability and helped prevent homelessness for hundreds of local families during the pandemic.

While applications for this program closed on March 31, the state of California will continue to process and distribute funding to applicants through Sept. 30.

If you are still waiting on relief, contact NCO today to receive assistance.

Bilingual case managers are available to assist Lake and Mendocino County residents with updating information on their pending applications and filing an appeal if they've been denied or awarded less than they requested.

Even if a household did not originally seek NCO support with their application, we can help.

Call 707-456-7989 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment with one of their bilingual case managers.

As a member of the Local Partner Network for this statewide program, NCO has an inside connection to those in charge of processing applications and we can help navigate the process.

NCO is the community action agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte and Solano counties. NCO reacts and adjusts to community needs, including disaster response and recovery.

For more information visit or call 707-467-3200.