SAFELY HOME IN SANTA ANA

With $100,000 in funding provided by the Santa Ana City Council, the Safely Home in Santa Ana program seeks to prevent and reduce evictions for low-income residents of Santa Ana.  Through a partnership with The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities of Orange County, the program is intended to be an emergency grant that is issued to pay rent in response to solving an unexpected crisis. 

  • Santa Ana households facing eviction are eligible for up to one-month’s rent as stated in their lease agreement up to the Fair Market Rent for their unit size (see FY 2019 Fair Market Rents table for maximums). 
  • Families facing a financial crisis because of an emergency situation or crisis due to 1) unexpected/unpaid medical expense(s), 2) job loss, 3) nonworking vehicle, or 4) forced reduction of income are eligible for rental assistance up to $1,500 based on need.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Santa Ana resident
  2. Notice of eviction for nonpayment of rent (no other reasons may be listed) or proof of financial crisis due to 1) unexpected/unpaid medical expense(s), 2) job loss, 3) nonworking vehicle, or 4) forced reduction of income.
  3. Documentation as required by the nonprofit organization to determine family size, income, proof of address, and payment to Landlord
  4. Verification that the family is low-income below 50% AMI (e.g. paystubs, SSI/SSDI, SNAP benefits verification, or Income Verification Affidavit).
  5. Household must provide proof that they can pay next month’s rent after receiving assistance.
  6. Higher priority will be given to individuals who have previously been homeless.

Family income must meet the following Area Median Income (AMI) Limits:

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Application Links:

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Program Guidelines Links:

English          Spanish                                    

*Please contact one of the following nonprofits via email or phone to discuss your eligibility and required documentation prior to completing the application:

Catholic Charities               
pmaize@ccoc.org               
1820 E. 16th St.                    
Santa Ana, CA 92701        
(714)347-9602

Or:         

The Salvation Army               
Vanessa.Ortega@usw.salvationarmy.org               

1710 W. Edinger Ave.                    
Santa Ana, CA 92704        
(714)545-2937