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Harvard University housing design book highlights two prominent Santa Ana adaptive reuse projects

Posted on July 9, 2024

La Placita Cinco and Santa Ana Arts Collective were among 113 projects included in the entire country. SANTA ANA, Calif. – Harvard University’s inaugural housing design book features two Santa Ana adaptive reuse residential projects, which are among just 113 housing projects nationwide included in the book. “The State of Housing Design 2023” by the...
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City of Santa Ana issues notice of allowable rent increase effective September 1, 2024

Posted on June 28, 2024

The allowable rent increase for the period effective September 1, 2024, through August 31, 2025, is 3% for units subject to the City of Santa Ana Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance. The Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance is a local law that limits rent increases to the lower of 3% per...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – June 2024

Posted on June 28, 2024

News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Rent Stabilization Program Updates 2024-25 Maximum Allowable Rent Increase Announcement The maximum allowable rent increase for the period September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025, is: 3.00%...
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Santa Ana City Council unanimously approves 2024-25 budget

Posted on June 19, 2024

The budget includes more funding for youth programs, roads, public safety, and investments in City facilities. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Santa Ana City Council has unanimously approved the 2024-25 City budget, adding a range of new programs sought by the community while making long-term investments in City roads and public facilities. “This balanced budget...
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City of Santa Ana announces expansion of youth employment program with $2 million grant

Posted on June 18, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana Community Development Agency is pleased to announce the expansion of the Santa Ana Youth (SAY) Employment Program, which will now provide paid public sector and non-profit work experience to 120 Santa Ana youth ages 16 to 30. This initiative is made possible through a $2 million...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – May 2024

Posted on May 30, 2024

News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Website Updates Announcement We are excited to announce that the Rent Stabilization Division has recently updated our website to better serve you. The new features are designed...
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City Hall closed, no street sweeping on Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2024

In observance of Memorial Day, Santa Ana City Hall, libraries, senior centers and community centers will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. There will be no street sweeping, and trash collection will be delayed by one day. See the street sweeping holiday schedule for all of 2024 here.
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Santa Ana homelessness increases in 2024, but sees 19% decline over five years

Posted on May 9, 2024

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The number of unhoused individuals in Santa Ana increased in 2024 from 2022, according to the County of Orange Point in Time Count released this week, but over a five-year period the number declined by over 19%. “These results are disappointing, given that Santa Ana leads Orange County in addressing homelessness,...

Two new workshop dates for the My First Home program

Posted on May 3, 2024

Looking to buy your first home? The Housing Division has added two additional workshops for the My First Home program. These workshops are intended to provide information on the program's eligibility and application process. If you are interest please join us at one of our workshops! May 16, 2024 Taft Elementary School 500 Keller Ave....

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – April 2024

Posted on May 1, 2024

  News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Community Engagement - Navigating Change Together: Insight from the CRSN Semi-Annual Convening We are excited to share that our team recently attended the CRSN Semi-Annual Convening...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – March 2024

Posted on May 1, 2024

  News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Applications are being accepted for the Rental Housing Board We would like to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Rental Housing Board. This...

Rent Stabilization Newsletter – February 2024

Posted on May 1, 2024

News and Updates Sign up to receive important updates on the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance by clicking the link below. Sign up to receive updates Rent Stabilization Program Update Under the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance (“Ordinance”), all landlords with rental units that are subject to the Ordinance must pay...
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City of Santa Ana achieves 74% of new housing goals for 2021-2029

Posted on April 25, 2024

Santa Ana continues to lead California in creating much-needed housing. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana is on pace to meet and exceed its State-mandated housing goals well ahead of the 2029 deadline, thanks to a business-friendly development planning process and over $60 million in affordable housing investments by the City over...
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Santa Ana sees record development surge with $772 million permit valuation in 2023

Posted on April 23, 2024

The city is undergoing a transformation of new and innovative development. SANTA ANA, Calif. – The City of Santa Ana has reached a historic milestone in its development trajectory, issuing over 9,500 building permits for an all-time high construction valuation of $772 million in 2023. This remarkable achievement – more than double the construction valuation...
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Legacy Square affordable housing receives prestigious 2024 Project of the Year award

Posted on April 19, 2024

Pioneering affordable housing community honored for innovation and impact Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Legacy Square, a 93-home affordable housing community developed by National CORE, the City of Santa Ana and the Santa Ana United Methodist Church, has been named the 2024 Project of the Year by the Orange County Affordable Housing Awards. The award was...
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City staff respond to 99 Cents Only Stores closing, help local workers facing layoffs

Posted on April 8, 2024

As soon as we heard last week that 99 Cents Only Stores was filing for bankruptcy, our Economic Development Division and Santa Ana WORK Center staff immediately reached out to managers of Santa Ana’s two locations. They told us the stores at 1514 N. Main St. and 2311 S. Bristol St. will be closed by...
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César Chávez Day observed April 1: No street sweeping and City Hall, libraries, community centers closed

Posted on March 27, 2024

On Monday, April 1, 2024, we celebrate César Chávez Day to honor the iconic leader of the labor and civil rights movement. In observance of the state holiday, Santa Ana City Hall, libraries, senior centers and community centers will be closed on Monday. There will be no street sweeping, but trash and recycling will be...
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Santa Ana Housing Authority partners with CalOptima Health to provide health care access to vulnerable residents

Posted on March 13, 2024

In an effort to better serve our most vulnerable residents, the Santa Ana Housing Authority has entered into an agreement with CalOptima Health that will help those most in need get better access to health care and social services. The agreement streamlines the Medi-Cal application process to ensure that individuals receiving or applying for rental...

Santa Ana businesses can receive up to $5,000 with our Small Business Incentive Program!

Posted on February 14, 2024

The City of Santa Ana Economic Development Division is accepting applications for grants of up to $5,000 for start-up microenterprises to reimburse eligible business expenses, such as rent. To qualify, businesses must have five (5) or fewer employees, including the owner(s); business owner income limits apply; the business must be within three years of start-up;...
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Archways affordable housing apartments now taking applications

Posted on February 13, 2024

Applications are now open until March 6, 2024, for the highly anticipated Archways Santa Ana affordable housing community! This incredible development, tailored specifically for low-income households, was made possible with the help of $3.9 million in loan agreements from the City of Santa Ana. Archways Santa Ana is nearing completion and is leasing for spring...
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