IRS form W-9Are you a landlord?

If you are a landlord with tenants behind on their rent, rent assistance may be able to help them get caught up. Landlords cannot apply for rent assistance but can encourage tenants to apply. Landlords can apply for round three of the Landlord Compensation Fund. The application window closes on Wednesday, June 23 at 11:59 p.m. This is the final opportunity for landlords to apply to get assistance to cover rental debt for all tenants, regardless of income.

Have you helped your tenants prepare? 

  • Give your tenants your valid and active email address, phone number, the business name (if applicable) and address. Be aware that emails can end up in your junk/spam folder.
  • Provide your tenants a copy of their current lease. If possible, email your tenant a scan of these documents. Your tenant will have to upload their lease to the online application portal or provide verification of the Landlord/Tenant Relationship and Rent Owed.
  • Provide a ledger or rent due statement. It’s particularly helpful if it is broken out by month.
  • If your tenant has income-qualified for other affordable housing or low-income assistance, share a copy of the eligibility determination letter with the tenant dated January 1, 2020 or later. 

Note: "Should your tenant need assistance with applying ​​​​​please refer them to 211info You will need to complete the Landlord Confirmation Request for every tenant who applies for services. However, your payment and contact information will be auto-saved.

Is your documentation ready?

When your tenant has completed the application, you will receive an email with a request to upload:

  • Your W-9
  • Your direct deposit or ACH payment information and a copy of a canceled check

If you are a management company with multiple properties, develop and distribute guidance on what address and contact information property managers should share with your tenants to use.