City of Santa Ana Freezes Rent Increases

Date: April, 08 2020 Category: COVID-19

Santa Ana City Manager Kristine Ridge has signed an executive order temporarily stopping residential rent increases due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Effective April 7, residential landlords in Santa Ana are prohibited from increasing rent for all tenants at least through May 31 while the Governor’s Executive Order N-28-20 remains in place. The rent freeze could be extended.


Additionally, the City Manager’s Executive Order extends certain land use and planning approvals, permits for temporary banners and special event displays, and approved plan reviews and construction permits, among other measures.


This order follows the City’s creation of a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions from March 19 through May 31. All of these actions were authorized by the City Council’s unanimous declaration of a local emergency on March 17.


To read the Executive Order on rent increases and to get the full details of the approval and permit extensions, go to


Any resident who believes their rent is being increased or who has been given notice of eviction in violation of the City’s executive orders is encouraged to email




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Media Contact:

Paul Eakins

Public Affairs Information Officer

City of Santa Ana