The City of Santa Ana has created webpages in English, Spanish and Vietnamese to help residential and commercial tenants understand the City and State moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webpages include frequently asked questions, a sample letter that renters can use to advise their landlord of their inability to pay rent due to COVID-19, legal resources and more. The websites are:
On March 17, 2020, following the declarations of emergency by the federal and state governments due to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Santa Ana proclaimed a local emergency to help further preserve the health and safety of its residents during the pandemic. The City’s declaration authorized the City Manager to establish a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions or foreclosures of tenants unable to pay rent or mortgages due to financial impacts caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On March 19, 2020, the City Manager issued an Executive Order that officially imposes the moratorium. On March 27, 2020, California Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-37-20 relating to residential evictions.
The Executive Orders by the City Manager and Governor Newsom:
For news, resources and video updates from Mayor Miguel A. Pulido about COVID-19, please visit www.santa-ana.org/covid19.