CSET offers rent and mortgage assistance

“The CSET housing team is grateful for the opportunity to provide local residents with rental assistance. Our housing team goes above and beyond to ensure clients receive all the essential resources to get back on their feet. During these difficult times, we are working diligently to ensure those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are aware of emergency funds that can help cover their rent or mortgage payment,” said the Housing Director of the CSET, Maria Villa.

CSET’s Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) of the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and the EFSP ( emergency food and shelter programme). At its Sept. 1 meeting, HHSA set aside $2.8 million for rental funding and utility assistance under the county’s $48.9 million CARES Act program.

Interested applicants must meet all applicable income eligibility verification requirements. Only one pre-application per household will be accepted and a verifiable proof is required to benefit from the aid. Incomplete applications will not be processed. All potential applicants must complete an eligibility questionnaire available only online at www.cset.org/housing.

CSET’s Housing Services Department can assist Tulare County residents with additional services such as first-time homebuyer workshops, foreclosure counseling, and rental/mortgage assistance. To learn more about CSET housing services, visit www.cset.org/housing-services or call 559-741-4650.

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) inspires youth, families and communities to become self-reliant through innovative pathways and collaboration. Since 1976, CSET has been Tulare County’s community action agency.