In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Walnut Creek is partnering with Shelter, Inc. and with St. Vincent de Paul Society for emergency rental and utility assistance for low-income residents.

A total of $105,000 from the Community Development Block Grant funds and the separate Community Development Block Grant Stimulus Funds is available to support low-income households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These funds are only available to assist low-income families and individuals who are unable to pay rent or utility bills due to a reduction of work hours, furloughs, unemployment, and/or diagnosis with COVID-19.

Assistance is available either through Shelter, Inc. or St. Vincent de Paul. Residents may receive up to three months of emergency rental and utility assistance based on the need and funding availability.

For more information, please inquire with the organization what the qualifications are for the assistance programs:

*** Shelter, Inc – Call (925) 338-1038, or visit the COVID-19 Hotline page at

*** St. Vincent de Paul at St. John Vianney – (925) 939-7911 ext. 110. Leave a voicemail and a volunteer will return your call.