Keep Your Home California PDF Print E-mail

Keep Your Home California was established under the U.S. Treasury Department's Hardest Hit Fund. As part of this federal fund, California was allocated nearly $2 billion to help eligible homeowners avoid preventable foreclosures. So far, the program has provided assistance to more than 25,000 California households, each facing a serious financial hardship.

888-954-KEEP (5337)

Flyer/Income Limits:  pdfView PDF

Help for the Disabled PDF Print E-mail

Services Center for Independent Living has offices in Claremont and West Covina. Find out more at Telephone 1(800)491-6722     Phone for deaf/hard of hearing VP 1(626)593-1532. E mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Help for Veterans PDF Print E-mail

The Department of Public Services’ (DPSS) Veterans and U.S. Military Resources webpage provides information on benefits, services and resources at a local community level throughout Los Angeles County to assist those who have been in the U.S. military services, veterans and their families connect with needed services.

 On the DPSS homepage at, go to the “Program Highlights” box then just click on “Veterans and U.S. Military Resources” located under “Community Services to access information on

  • Health
  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Education & Training
  • Employment
  • Other Services & Resources

For more information, visit or contact

Bureau of Program & Policy/CalWORKs Section, DPSS, County of Los Angeles  12820 Crossroads Parkway South, City of Industry, CA 91746

Renters Resources & Section 8 PDF Print E-mail



 download from web (on California Department of Consumer Affairs web page)

Organizations which assist with legal questions

Inland Valleys Justice Center

Provides free mediation services

21781 Ventura Blvd., Suite 633

to residents of Los Angeles County

Woodland Hills, CA 91364


(818) 346-5280 or (877) 832-9325

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Southern California Housing Rights Center

Conducts housing discrimination

in Pasadena

complaint investigations and provides


free landlord/tenant counseling


Website has Frequently Asked Questions

regarding landlord/tenant issues

Neighborhood Legal Services

For Los Angeles County residents


Offers free legal representation and advice.

Local Self-Help Offices (see more on their website)

Pomona Courthouse:


400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor, Pomona

300 E Walnut St. 34d Floor Room 300, Pasadena

Hours: M-Th 8:30-12 and 1:30-4:30   Fri 8:30-12

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

For Covina residents, helps with


domestic violence or immigration questions and

deportation issues. The self-help legal access centers in Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance are available to all. See their website for more information.


This booklet (download from web) contains general information for tenants who lost or are about to lose their homes due to loss of income. Includes:

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants
  • Notice of eviction for nonpayment of rent
  • How to answer an eviction notice
  • Notice of rent increases
  • What to do if tenants fall behind in rent
  • Process Eviction (Unlawful Detainers)
  • How to get free legal help
  • Things to do if tenants are evicted
  • What tenants can do to end homelessness
  • Help with food, shelter, money.

Rental Assistance - Section 8

The Section 8 program for the Covina area is run through the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles . For more information, you may contact them at (626) 262-4510 or

Home Buyers Assistance Programs PDF Print E-mail

The City of Covina does not finance a First Time Homebuyers Program.  Covina participates with Los Angeles County to provide access to First Time Homebuyer Programs. Programs offered:

  • The Home Ownership Program (HOP)
  • The Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC)
  • The Southern California Home Financing Authority (SCHFA)

The programs are offered through participating lenders.  Limited funds are available.  To find out more information, access the County website at or call (626) 262-4510.

There is also assistance offered through National Homebuyers Fund (NHF).  It is not necessary to be a first-time homebuyer to qualify for the following programs:

  •  The CHF Platinum Program
  • The CHF Access Program

For more detailed information, click here

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