Category: COVID-19

CARES Act Housing Authority waiver expiration

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Ana Housing Authority (SAHA) adopted various waivers to mitigate the health risks posed by COVID-19 to Housing Authority staff, families, landlords, and our community at large. Effective December 31, 2021, the Housing Authority will conclude the use of waivers previously adopted. One notable exception is the HQS Inspection Requirement … Continued

California Mortgage Relief Program provides assistance to homeowners

The new California Mortgage Relief Program is now accepting applications. Homeowners may be eligible for mortgage relief funds if they have missed payments for their primary residence, faced a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic and are at or below 100 percent of their county’s Area Median Income. Funds awarded to qualified homeowners through this … Continued

Safe outdoor dining program makes eating al fresco easy

Santa Ana restaurants are experiencing a remarkable reconfiguration from the inside out with the Safe Outdoor Dining Program, a $500,000 initiative provided by the County of Orange’s First Supervisorial District and implemented by the City of Santa Ana. Over 20 restaurants that applied for the program and received written consent from the property owners were eligible to … Continued

City Council OKs Winter Ice-Skating Rink, Cleaning of Pedestrian and Bike Areas

Santa Ana residents will be able to enjoy a public ice-skating rink this winter and will see more cleaning and sanitizing of high-traffic pedestrian and bicycle areas, thanks to the City Council’s approval of two new Revive Santa Ana measures, on Tuesday, Sept. 7. An agreement with Seaside Ice, LLC, or Ice-America, will allow the installation of … Continued

City Council Approves Childcare Centers and Health Agency Study

The Santa Ana City Council this week approved agreements to provide childcare services at two community centers and conduct a feasibility study on creating a municipal public health agency. These are two of the first programs to move forward under the Revive Santa Ana pandemic recovery initiative. Revive Santa Ana, which is funded by the … Continued

City of Santa Ana awarded $4 million health equity and literacy grant

Federal funding to help fight COVID-19 and improve health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and vulnerable communities The City of Santa Ana has been awarded a $4 million federal health equity and literacy grant to help underserved populations get better access to health services and information in response to COVID-19. The two-year grant from … Continued

Revive Santa Ana Creates Historic Opportunity

Revive Santa Ana, an unprecedented, comprehensive pandemic recovery initiative that will provide short-term financial assistance and address long-term health, education, youth and other service needs, is moving forward after receiving the Santa Ana City Council’s unanimous approval. “Revive Santa Ana will allow the City of Santa Ana to not only offer some immediate relief to … Continued

Eviction Moratorium Extended Until September 30, 2021

The State of California has extended residential eviction protections through Sept. 30, 2021. Tenants who were financially impacted by COVID-19 are protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent if the tenant provides their landlord with a signed declaration of financial distress. By Sept. 30, 2021, tenants must pay at least 25% of the rent due … Continued

COVID-19 Weekly Update

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances. You are not alone. There are strategies for managing stress, such as: • Be mindful of your intake of information from news sources about the virus, and consider taking breaks … Continued

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