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Rental/Mortgage Assistance Applications

Rental Assistance Program for Solano County Residents

 Season of Sharing provides funds to Solano County residents for rent, security deposits or mortgage.  This is part of Solano County’s effort in preventing homelessness.
 
Season of Sharing is a private fund providing one-time, crisis-based assistance in the nine Bay Area County residents.
 
The Program aims to help eligible households regain stability after experiencing an unforeseen emergency situation beyond their control.
 
Documentation will be required to confirm each household’s eligibility status.
 
Simply meeting these criteria DOES NOT ENTITLE OR GUARANTEE THE HOUSEHOLD’S ASSISTANCE.
 
Assistance is based on merit and greatest need of application.
 
ZERO INCOME APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. For more information, please call SOS Hotline 707-558-5052
 

CRITERIA

Applicants must be a resident of Solano County for at least 90 days.  You must meet at least one of the following categories.
 
  • If you owe or request $5,000.00, this is not the program for you.
  • Families with dependent children UNDER the age of 18 and living in the household.
  • Permanently disabled individuals (18 years and older) and receiving SSDI/SSI or medically verified.
  • Older individuals, age 55 and older
  • Former Foster Youth, ages 18-24
  • Veterans
  • Survivors of intimate partner violence and violent crimes (occurrence within the last year).
  • Pregnant individuals in their 2nd or 3rd trimester
 
COVID – IF THEY MEET ONE OF THE ABOVE CRITERIA AND IF WITHIN THE LAST 2 MONTHS
 
Applications must be filled out completely.
 
ASSISTANCE MAY BE RECEIVED ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS IF QUALIFIED
 
The program operates year-round.  Eligible applicants can apply anytime during the year.
SOS is crisis based and not an entitlement program.  Funding is not guaranteed.
 
Requests for assistance must be supported by a valid and documented crisis within the last two months.
 
Priority is given to low-income households.
 

HOUSING ASSISTANCE (HA)

  • Security Deposit for permanent housing
  • Delinquent/future rent or mortgage – one month ONLY
 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • The Season of Sharing Fund is to be used for non-recurring single crisis.  Season of Sharing Fund cannot assist when it is clear a client’s situation has been or will be ongoing or if that situation cannot be resolved with one-time assistance.
  • The Season of Sharing Fund should be used as a last resort. Other available resources must be used to first address the need to the maximum extent possible, including support from family, friends and/or other organizations. Assistance can be coupled with other resources including what the applicant can pay, in order to cover the full cost of an item or housing expense.
  • The use of Season of Sharing Fund must resolve the immediate problem and help the family or individual regain long-term self-sufficiency.

The Season of Sharing Fund does NOT provide
assistance for:

  • Rooms or subleases
  • Education tuition or school supplies
  • Clothing (uniform for job is OK)
  • Property taxes
  • Home modifications or repairs
  • Homeowner Association Fees
  • Home maintenance or late fees
  • Phone bills
  • Appliances such as washers and dryers
  • Movers or moving trucks
  • Storage
  • Hotel/Motel bills
  • Food
  • Funeral expenses
  • Airline tickets or travel expenses
  • Repayment of payday loans or personal loans to friends or relatives
  • Court costs or legal fees
  • Routine medications or doctor visits
  • Parking tickets, speeding tickets, impound or towing costs
  • Basic car maintenance (smog, oil changes, tires, maintenance)
  • Down payments or deposits on automobiles
  • Legal fees
  • Gambling losses
  • Veterinary bills (service dogs)
  • Garnishments / Tax levies

Due to high volume of applications and phone calls, all Season of Sharing calls will be answered only on Tuesday thru Friday at SOS Hotline 707-558-5052 . Please do not call 707-745-0900 as they do not have access to Season of Sharing applications.

Application for Rental Assistance

Due to high volume of applications and phone calls, all Season of Sharing calls will be answered only on Tuesday thru Friday at SOS Hotline 707-558-5052 . Please do not call 707-745-0900 as they do not have access to Season of Sharing applications.

Download, complete and submit the application below.

(To save documents below, right click on each one and select “Save Link As”)

Download Rental Application PDF 

After completion of the application, save and attach along with supporting documents to SOSBcac@gmail.com