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The United Lift Rent & Utility Relief Program is no longer accepting online applications. Funding for rent and utility assistance is limited and not guaranteed.

Rent & Utility Relief for Riverside County

The United Lift program provides eligible Riverside County households with assistance for past-due rent and utilities. Funding for rent and utility assistance is limited and not guaranteed. Due to our limited resources, households with unpaid rent are prioritized in review. Online applications for assistance closed on July 29, 2022. To be considered, your application must have been submitted by that date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the United Lift program? Check out our most frequently asked questions.

No. Funding for rent and utility assistance is limited and not guaranteed.

Both tenants and landlords can appeal an application decision anytime, including after the application portal closes on July 29, 2022.

If you disagree with your application decision, you can submit an appeal to Riverside County. The County will inspect and research all submitted income documents, tenant and landlord documents, as well as communications. If Riverside County agrees to provide the application an additional opportunity for review, United Lift will reopen the existing application for further consideration.

There are two ways you can appeal the decision on your application:

  1. Use the “Submit Feedback” tool on our contact page and select “Appeal Decision” from the drop-down menu
  2. Email all of the following information to Riverside County at unitedliftcomplaints@rivco.org
    • Your first and last name;
    • The response identification number for your rental assistance application;
    • The name of the organization that processed your application; and
    • The final decision the organization provided, as well as your reason to appeal that decision.

United Lift can cover missed rent and utility payments, including those that may accumulate while awaiting an application decision. United Lift will consider missed payments accrued during the application wait period for inclusion in your final funding request.

If you applied through Inland SoCal United Way (West and Southwest Riverside County), please call 211 or email rentalassistance@iscuw.org

If you applied through Lift to Rise (Coachella Valley and East Riverside County), please call (760) 249-2535 or email team@unitedlift.org 

Please note that after applying, you’ll receive automated emails with updates on your status. You may also check your status at any time by choosing your city or community in the application status portal and logging in with the email address submitted in your application.

It is important to choose the correct city or community as the county is served by two separate organizations—Lift to Rise and Inland SoCal United Way.

Eviction Prevention

Riverside Legal Aid and the Superior Court of California for County of Riverside join Lift to Rise and Inland SoCal United Way in a countywide effort to keep Riverside County families housed. If you are being threatened with eviction, if you fear that your landlord might try to evict you, or if you have received an eviction notice, please contact one or all of the organizations listed.

Riverside Legal Aid

Riverside Legal Aid provides pro bono legal services, education, and counseling to qualified low-income residents of Riverside County. For more information call (951) 888-2039 or email info@riversidelegalaid.org.

  • Riverside Legal Aid can assist all people, regardless of immigration status.
  • Services available in Spanish and other languages.
Riverside Superior Court Self-Help Center

The Riverside Superior Court Self-Help Center provides help to everyone in Riverside County, regardless of immigration status. Call (951) 274-4499 or (760) 393-2163 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The Riverside Superior Court Self-Help Center is committed to helping people with cases in court who do not have an attorney. The Center can provide assistance by phone, email, and Webex.

  • Services available in Spanish and other languages.