Our Impact

We help a demographic no one else helps: hard-working, responsible people who, if they are the average working person living in an apartment, are living paycheck-to-paycheck, have little to no savings and are spending a lot more than 30% of their income on housing. They are probably also carrying credit card or other debt.


Success Stories

There are many ways we help responsible residents, hit with a sudden financial emergency and with nowhere else to turn, to stay in their apartments.

A Lay-Off Challenges Their Ability to Stay in Their Apartment

Emmy R.

Las Vegas, NV

Emmy is a hard-working mom of 2 disabled boys. A short-term job loss threatened their ability to stay in the place they've called home for the past 5 years.

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This Vietnam Vet Fought For Our Country, We Fought For Him.

Steven R.

Valencia, CA

We were able to keep Steven from being evicted and homeless for the first time in his life, just 2 days after his 63rd birthday.

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Helping a Veteran in San Francisco

Michael L.

San Francisco, CA

I really don't know how to put down in words how grateful I am to you & the board for selecting me for your grant.

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...But Then I Got Hit By a Car

Jonathan C.

Simi Valley, CA

My job at the time was as a courier using my own car to deliver packages, so when I lost my car, I immediately lost my job.

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Did you know?
56 percent of state voters say they may have to move because of a lack of affordable housing. One in four say they will relocate out of state, according to University of California Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies.
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In the Media

Spectrum News1 TV Interview with Tina Oswald

Press Coverage
Our Executive Director, Tina Oswald, was invited to sit down with Anchors Giselle Fernandez, Lisa McRee and Melvin Robert to talk about how Resident Relief Foundation is helping ease the rent burden for workers affected by the government shutdown. (4 mins) read more

The Gelt Foundation is Re-Named Resident Relief Foundation

Press Release
Change Reflects Broader Effort to Prevent Homelessness Industry-Wide read more

Averting Eviction

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Press Coverage
Many Angelenos living paycheck to paycheck are one financial crisis away from eviction – and quite possibly an extended nightmare of homelessness... (paywall) read more

New Nonprofit Helps Qualified Tenants Avoid Eviction

Multifamily Executive
Press Coverage
A new form of aid may come to the rescue of renters who suddenly find they can't pay the rent. read more
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