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Read the full USC report on United Lift Rental Assistance Program’s impact in Riverside County.

From Emergency Response to Permanent Solutions: Rental Assistance in Action [WEBINAR]

Wed Mar 08, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am


From June 2020 to July 2022, the United Lift Rental Assistance Program distributed more than $300 million in COVID-19 rent and utility relief to over 120,000 Riverside County residents in need. 

Hear from a panel of experts about how these critical direct payments helped lower rates of housing instability, food insecurity, poor mental health, and homelessness–and how this may influence the future of emergency relief.


Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor to President Biden and Implementation Coordinator of the American Rescue Plan.

Gustavo Velasquez, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Carrie Harmon, Assistant Director of Housing and Workforce, Riverside County

Heather Vaikona, President & CEO, Lift to Rise

Dr. Gary Painter, Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute at the University of Southern California

Conversation Moderated by: 

Marian Urquilla, Co-founder, Center for Community Investment


1pm Eastern Standard Time