Applications are now closed
The City of Thousand Oaks Rental Assistance Program may provide temporary rental assistance for Thousand Oaks residents who:
- Owe past-due rent (minimum 2 months past due);
- Have experienced financial impact due to COVID-19
- Meet all program criteria; and
- Ensure a completed application.
$3,600 for studio/1-bedroom
$5,600 for 2 bedroom or larger
Basic Eligibility Requirements
1. Applicant/tenant must be a resident of Thousand Oaks
2. Applicant/tenant must establish a need for rental assistance because of an inability to pay rent that is past due to avoid eviction due to:
a. Loss or reduction of income due to workplace closure, reduced hours, or layoff
b. Inability to work due to child care needs or need to care for a family/elder member infected with COVID-19
c. Substantial medical costs due to COVID-19
3. Applicant’s/tenant’s name must be on lease/rental agreement
4. Only one member of the household may apply
5. Landlord and tenant must complete attestation and release of information form
Prepare for the application:
1. Tenants will need to upload a copy (or photo) of their government issued identification
2. Tenants must have their household gross income for January, April, and July.
3. Tenants must have an email address to apply and will need the name and email address for their landlord. If rent is paid to a property management company, call to determine the best contact person and email address for this application.
4. The applicant's name must be on the rental/lease agreement.
5. Landlords must upload a copy of the rental/lease agreement with the tenant.
6. Landlords must supply last four digits of Social Security number or TIN and, if approved, must complete a W-9 form to receive payment (1099 will NOT be issued, but W-9 is required for payables system).
Need assistance completing the application?
The following non-profit groups are available to help:
Senior Concerns (65 & older only)
Frequently Asked Questions
The program provides temporary funds to assist qualifying residents with unpaid rent due to COVID-19 hardship such as loss of employment, loss of work hours, child care issues, family/elder care needs, or substantial medical costs due to COVID-19.
Assistance amount, based on two months average rent, depends on unit size:
$3,600 for studio/one bedroom
$5,600 for two-bedroom or larger
No, only one member of each household may apply and receive rental assistance.
No, these are grants that do not have to be paid back.
The City has a dedicated number for rental assistance information. Call 1-805-381-RENT (7368)