The City of Milpitas and FORWARD to administer $850K to Milpitas renters

Milpitas, California (December 20, 2022)—FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for local governments, is partnering with the City of Milpitas, CA to provide a $5,000 one-time, rent relief payment to eligible households who have experienced economic burdens due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FORWARD, the prime contractor for this program, will assist in the administration of $864,500 to provide residents of Milpitas rent relief.

“The City of Milpitas strives to create a healthy and strong community and this program is another pathway for helping residents maintain housing security,” said City Manager, Steven G. McHarris.

The City of Milpitas selected FORWARD as the program administrator contractor in September 2022 to assist with community outreach, application support, screening for eligibility and sending payments in a way that uses taxpayer dollars efficiently. Applicants and qualifying households can expect:

  • To apply though FORWARD’s online application portal available in 68 languages 
  • Access to application support available in multiple languages via phone, text and email
  • To present verification of income and proof of residency
  • Eligible households will receive payment by paper check

“The FORWARD team and the City of Milpitas share a commitment of administering programming equitably and securely,” said Adnan Mahmud, CEO of FORWARD Platform. “This rent relief program will help Milpitas residents stay afloat as they continue to navigate the financial hardships of rising inflation.”

Applications for the Milpitas Rent Relief Program open on December 20, 2022, at 9:00 am PST. Eligible households with an income of less than 120% of the area median income (AMI) within the boundaries of Milpitas, CA are eligible. To learn more about the necessary qualifications and to apply visit:


The FORWARD Platform is the leading comprehensive Integrated Program Administration (IPA) solution for state and local governments across America. FORWARD modernizes the governments approach to administering programs by integrating all essential services, components, people, and technology into a single, streamlined, secure solution. From setting up the application back-end, community outreach, marketing, support in multiple languages, eligibility screening, fraud detection, and distribution, to reporting. FORWARD platform distributes resources faster than ever before while also cutting waste, fraud and administration costs. FORWARD has already helped governments administer dozens of programs to get resources to households and businesses quickly, cost-effectively, and securely. To learn more, visit

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