Keep Fremont Housed Program

The City of Fremont's Keep Fremont Housed program can provide assistance for unpaid rent and utilities dating back as far as April 1, 2020, the date of the federal COVID-19 emergency declaration. Applicants may apply for rental assistance, utility assistance, or both. Landlords and tenants are both encouraged to apply.


Keep Fremont Housed is a separate program from the State's Housing is Key rental assistance program and both residents of Fremont and landlords who have property in Fremont qualify. Keep Fremont Housed will continue to accept applications after March 31, 2022 as long as funds remain. However, as of February 1, 2022, applications submitted for the Keep Fremont Housed Rental Assistance Program will be placed on a waitlist.  There is no need to upload supporting documents at this time. If additional funding for the program becomes available, waitlisted applicants will be contacted based on priority need. Thank you.

  1. What is Keep Fremont Housed?
  2. Who is Eligible?
  3. What documents do I need?
  4. How do I apply?
  5. What happens next? 
  6. Help
  7. FAQs

What is Keep Fremont Housed? 

The City of Fremont's Keep Fremont Housed Program provides rental assistance and/or utility assistance, using federal U.S. Department of Treasury stimulus funds, to eligible low-to-moderate income households unable to pay their rent and utilities due to a COVID 19-related job loss or loss of income. These funds are aimed at residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Landlords and tenants are both encouraged to apply.

For rental assistance, the Keep Fremont Housed program can pay unpaid back rent directly to the landlord not to exceed a 12-month period based on eligibility and funding availability beginning April 1, 2020. 

For utility assistance, the program can pay unpaid utility bills in arrears beginning the first billing cycle after April 1, 2020.

Tenants Click Here to Apply

There is no "Save" option in the online tenant application.  Please be ready to upload all documentation before applying.  If uploading all documentation is not possible before application submittal, please reference the following options to upload documentation under "How Do I Apply for Keep Fremont Housed."

Landlords Click Here to Apply

You can find more information about Alameda County's eviction moratorium and how it affects renters and landlords. Centro Legal has provided a video presentation and slides on the eviction moratorium, eviction process, and your options, which can be found below. 

View the slide presentation.   

Do you need language assistance to complete your application?  We have assistance available for the following languages:  

Chinese: 510-574-2175

Spanish: 510- 574-2181, 510-574-2177

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