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Health and Safety Code – HSC

Division 13. Housing [17000-19997] (Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60)

Part 1.5. Regulation of Buildings used for Human Habitation [17910 – 17998.3] (Part 1.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1844.)

 

Chapter 2. Rules and Regulations [17920 – 17929] (Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1844.)

17920.3. Any Building or portion thereof including any dwelling unit, guestroom or suite of rooms, or the premises on which the same is located, in which there exists any of the following listed conditions to an extent that endangers the life, limb, health, property, safety, or welfare of the public or the occupants thereof shall be deemed and hereby is declared to be a substandard building:

(a) Inadequate sanitation shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Lack of, or improper water closet, lavatory, or bathtub or shower in a dwelling unit.

(2) Lack of, or improper water closets, lavatories, and bathtubs or showers per number of guests in a hotel.

(3) Lack of, or improper kitchen sink.

(4) Lack of hot and cold running water to plumbing fixtures in a hotel.

(5) Lack of hot and cold running water to plumbing fixtures in a dwelling unit.

(6) Lack of adequate heating.

(7) Lack of, or improper operation of required ventilating equipment.

(8) Lack of minimum amounts of natural light and ventilation required by this code.

(9) Room and space dimensions less than required by this code.

(10) Lack of required electrical lighting.

(11) Dampness of habitable rooms.

(12) Infestation of insects, vermin, or rodents as determined by a health officer or, if an agreement does not exist with an agency that has a health officer, the lack of adequate garage and rubbish removal facilities can be determined by a code enforcement officer as defined in Section 829.5 of the Penal Code, upon successful completion of a course of study in the appropriate subject matter as determined by the local jurisdiction.

(13) Visible mold growth, as determined by a health officer or a code enforcement officer, as defined in Section 829.5 of the Penal Code, excluding the presence of mold that is minor and found on surfaces that can accumulate moisture as part of their properly functioning and intended use.

(14) General dilapidation or improper maintenance.

(15) Lack of connection to required sewage disposal system.

(16) Lack of adequate garbage and rubbish storage and removal facilities, as determined by a health officer or, if an agreement does not exist with an agency that has a health officer, the lack of adequate garbage and rubbish removal facilities can be determined by a code enforcement officer as defined in Section 829.5 of the Penal Code.

(b) Structural hazards shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Deteriorated or inadequate foundations.

(2) Defective or deteriorated flooring or floor supports.

(3) Flooring or floor supports of insufficient size to carry imposed loads with safety.

(4) Members of walls, partitions, or other vertical supports that are split, lean, list, or buckle due to defective material or deterioration.

(5) Members of walls, partitions, or other vertical supports that are of insufficient size to carry imposed loads with safety.

(6) Members of ceilings, roofs, ceiling and roof supports, or other horizontal members which sag, split, or buckle due to defective material or deterioration.

(7) Members of ceilings, roofs, ceiling and roof supports, or other horizontal members that are of insufficient size to carry imposed loads with safety.

(8) Fireplaces or chimneys which list, bulge, or settle due to defective material or deterioration.

(9) Fireplaces or chimneys which are of insufficient size or strength to carry imposed loads with safety.

(c) Any nuisance.

(d) All wiring, except that which conformed with all applicable laws in effect at the time of installation if it is currently in good and safe condition and working properly.

(e) All plumbing, except plumbing that conformed with all applicable laws in effect at the time of installation and has been maintained in good condition, or that may not have conformed with all applicable laws in effect at the time of installation but is currently in good and safe condition and working properly, and that is free of cross connections and siphonage between fixtures.

(f) All mechanical equipment, including vents, except equipment that conformed with all applicable laws in effect at the time of installation and that has been maintained in good and safe condition, or that may not have conformed with all applicable laws in effect at the time of installation but is currently in good and safe condition and working properly.

(g) Faulty weather protection, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Deteriorated, crumbling, or loose plaster.

(2) Deteriorated or ineffective waterproofing of exterior walls, roofs, foundations, or floors, including broken windows or doors.

(3) Defective or lack of weather protection for exterior walls coverings, including lack of paint, or weathering due to lack of paint or other approved protective covering.

(4) Broken, rotted, split, or buckled exterior wall coverings or roof coverings.

(h) Any building or portion thereof, device, apparatus, equipment, combustible waste, or vegetation that, in the opinion of the chief of the fire department or his deputy, is in such a condition as to cause a fire or explosion or provide a ready fuel to augment the spread and intensity of fire or explosion arising from any cause.

(i) All materials of construction, except those that are specifically allowed or approved by this code, and that have been adequately maintained in good and safe condition.

(j) Those premises on which an accumulation of weeds, vegetation, junk, dead organic matter, debris, garbage, offal, rodent harborages, stagnant water, combustible materials, and similar materials or conditions constitute fire, health, or safety hazards.

(k) Any building or portion thereof that is determined to be an unsafe building due to inadequate maintenance, in accordance with the latest edition of the Uniform Building Code.

(l) All buildings or portion thereof not provided with adequate exit facilities as required by this code, except those buildings or portions thereof whose exit facilities conformed with all applicable laws at the time of their construction and that have been adequately maintained and increased in relation to any increase in occupant load, alteration or addition, or any change in occupancy. When an unsafe condition exists through lack of, or improper location of, exits, additional exits may be required to be installed.

(m) All buildings or portions thereof that are not provided with the fire-resistive construction or fire-extinguishing systems or equipment required by this code, except those buildings or portions thereof that conformed with all applicable laws at the time of their construction and whose fire-resistive integrity and fire-extinguishing systems or equipment have been adequately maintained and improved in relation to any increase in occupant load, alteration or addition, or any change in occupancy.

(n) All buildings or portions thereof occupied for living, sleeping, cooking, or dining purposes that were not designed to be used for those occupancies.

(o) Inadequate structural resistance to horizontal forces.

“Substandard building” includes a building not in compliance with Section 131143.2

However, a condition that would require displacement of sound walls or ceilings to meet height, length, or width requirements for ceilings, rooms, and dwelling units shall not by itself be considered sufficient existence of dangerous conditions making a building a substandard building, unless the building was constructed, altered, or converted in violation of those requirements in effect at the time of construction, alteration, or conversion.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 720, Sec. 3. (SB 655) Effective January 1, 2016)

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=17920.3.&lawCode=HSC 

July 18  to August 12 – NOMINATION PERIOD

Candidates may come to the Clerk of the Council’s office to pick up their nomination papers and file other election documents during business hours as posted, by appointment ONLY.

  • NOTE: The Santa Ana City Charter requires persons running for City Council to be a thirty (30) day resident of the ward from which the candidate is nominated and requires persons running for mayor to be a thirty (30) day resident at the time nomination papers are issued. (Resolution NO. 2020-041)

 

August 13 to August 17 – EXTENDED FILING PERIOD

Filing is extended if an incumbent is eligible to file for re-election and fails to do so by the 5:00 pm deadline on August 12, 2022. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended filing period.

 

August 18 – RANDOMIZED ALPHABET DRAWING

Secretary of State conducts a random drawing to determine the order of the names displayed on the ballot.

 

August 13 to August 23 – PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD

Public review period for candidate statements and ballot designations.

  • NOTE: The public may view nomination papers but may not copy or distribute copies of this document that obtains the signatures of voters. (Elections Code Section 17100)

 

November 8 – ELECTION DAY

 

December 2022 – CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS

 

Smoking in public can be a $100 fine, or $250 for smoking pot where tobacco is banned (near schools, etc.). Rules against e-cigarettes apply to cannabis vaporizers.

Yes. Employers have the right to maintain a drug-free workplace under Prop. 64, meaning they can fire employees for showing up to work high or testing positive for cannabis byproducts in their urine — even if last use of cannabis was off-work hours days or weeks prior to testing.

Cannabis edibles are foods infused with the active ingredients in cannabis, THC and CBD. You should exercise caution when consuming edibles, because they can take far longer until onset of effects are felt, leading to people eating more edibles out of impatience. Wait two hours after eating any cannabis edibles before increasing your dose. If you over-ingest THC, the standard course of treatment is rest and hydration. Symptoms like dizziness, confusion, dysphoria and nausea should subside within a few hours.

While pot use and sales are still prohibited under federal law, the United States Justice Department in 2013 made landmark concessions, promising not to target lawful cannabis businesses or cannabis use in states that legalized pot and also enacted and enforced “robust” regulations governing state permitted cannabis industries. The Justice Department said it would still target criminal operations trafficking cannabis across state lines, into the black market or to children.

Adults possessing more than an ounce of cannabis will continue to face misdemeanor charges, including a $500 fine and up to six months in jail. Punishment for possession of cannabis for sale are being dropped from mandatory felonies and up to two years in jail to the same misdemeanor penalty. Adults 18 to 21 will continue to face a $100 infraction for cannabis possession, while youths under 18 can get counseling or community service in lieu of a fine. Also, the initiative would allow people convicted of a cannabis offense that is no longer a crime to petition to have their records expunged.

Proposition 64 will impose a 15 percent excise tax on cannabis sales that will be charged on top of state and local sales taxes. Medical cannabis users also will have to pay the new excise tax on medicinal products. But they can be exempted from sales taxes if they obtain California state medical cannabis identification cards by applying at county offices in their county of residence.

Stores selling non-medical cannabis can open on or before Jan. 1, 2018, as a state program for retail licenses is implemented. Cannabis dispensaries can begin applying for temporary state licenses for recreational cannabis next year, but over-the-counter pot sales aren’t expected until next summer. Cannabis products only can be sold at licensed dispensaries, not at supermarkets or liquor stores or other businesses.

No. Cannabis use is allowed only on private property, not in parks or on sidewalks or anywhere where smoking is banned. People using cannabis in a public place can be subject to a $100 infraction. The fine increases to $250 in no-smoking areas. Also, mere possession is banned in schools or youth centers.

In the next 45 days, the state of California will spend $5 million on a public education campaign and $30 million to pay for regulators to begin to draft rules for the legal cannabis industry. The first state rulemaking hearings should be announced in early 2017. Local cities and counties will also begin agendizing cannabis regulation related items in the coming weeks.

Proposition 64 prohibits state licensing authorities from issuing a license to a commercial non-medical marijuana business if operation of the business violates a local ordinance of the jurisdiction in which the business will operate. This means that a city wishing to adopt business or land use regulations prohibiting or regulating commercial non-medical marijuana businesses must adopt an ordinance prior to the date the state beings issuing licenses, anticipated to be early 2018.

The initiative immediately allows residents to grow as many as six pot plants at home, indoors or in enclosed structures. Local governments can ban outdoor cultivation as well as set standards for indoor cultivation. Renters may want to check with their landlords, since owners can set rules for what they will allow or prohibit in rental properties.

Adults 21 and over can legally consume cannabis without having a doctor’s recommendation for medical use. They can also possess up to an ounce of cannabis buds or 8 grams of cannabis
concentrates.

Initial annual certified audit filings for Collectives that have completed their fiscal year period on or before December 31, 2016 are due by February 15, 2017. The annual certified audit must take the form of either:

  1.  An Independent Financial Audit, or
  2. An Audit Review by an Independent Certified Public Accountant

As provided in section 18-617.5 [SAMC Sec.18.617.5 – Audits.] the annual audit must be in accordance with generally accepted auditing and accounting principles and must include a discussion, analysis, and verification of each of the records required to be maintained under SAMC Section 18.617.4 [SAMC Sec.18.617.4 – Maintenance of records].

The auditor must state in the auditor’s report that the financial statements are presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the financial audit/audit review must follow Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). The auditor shall perform those procedures necessary to provide a reasonable basis for obtaining adequate assurance that no material changes are needed to bring the financial statements into compliance with the applicable financial reporting framework.

For Collectives electing to meet their annual audit requirement by way of an Audit Review by an Independent Certified Public Accountant, a list of expected audit procedures is provided below:

The types of expected audit procedures to be conducted in an Audited Review by an Independent Certified Public Accountant include:

  • Conduct a ratio analysis with historical, forecasted, and industry results
  • Investigate findings that appear to be inconsistent
  • Inquire about the procedures for recording accounting transactions
  • Investigate unusual or complex situations that may impact reported results
  • Investigate significant transactions occurring near the end of the accounting period
  • Investigate significant journal entries
  • Review communications from regulatory agencies
  • Read the financial statements to see if they appear to conform with the applicable financial reporting framework
  • Review management reports of any accountants who reviewed or audited the entity’s financial statements in prior periods (where applicable)
  • Follow up on questions that arose during previous reviews (where applicable)
  • Inquire about material events that occurred after the date of financial statements (where applicable)
  • Include discussion, analysis, and verification of financial records enumerated in SAMC Section 18-617.4 as item (5):

    • (5) All receipts of the collective, including but not limited to all contributions, reimbursements, and reasonable compensation, whether in cash or in kind, and all expenditures incurred by the collective for the cultivation of medical marijuana; and

  • Include non-financial regulatory records enumerated in SAMC Section 18-617.4 as items (1) through (4) and item (6) – shown below – as a “supplemental report” to the Audit Review:
    1. the full name, address, and telephone number(s) of the owner, landlord and/or lessee of the location;
    2. the full name, address, and telephone number(s) of all members who are engaged in the management of the collective and the exact nature of each member’s participation in the management of the collective;
    3. The full name, address, and telephone number(s) of all patient members to whom the collective provides medical marijuana, a copy of a government-issued identification card for all patient members;
    4. The full name, address, and telephone number(s) of all primary caregiver members to whom the collective provides medical [marijuana];
    5. See above
    6. Proof of compliance with the California Attorney General Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Marijuana Grown for Medical Use.

The certified annual audit, whether filed in the form of an Independent Financial Audit or an Audit Review by an Independent Certified Public Accountant, will constitute a regulatory compliance component to be reviewed by the City’s auditing agent as part of their independent verification of each Collective’s compliance with the regulatory and local tax requirements of Measure BB – Santa Ana Municipal Code Ordinance No. NS-2864.

An annual certified audit filing (“annual audit”) is due to the City by February 15, 2017 for permitted
Collectives that have completed one or more initial calendar or fiscal tax year(s) (including short tax
years) on or before December 31, 2016. For Collectives that have completed more than one year of
operation in the city (including any short year) by December 31, 2016, the City will accept a multiyear audit provided each individual tax period is presented in accordance with professional auditing standards.

Collectives that did not transact and carried on business in the city during any part of a prior calendar
or fiscal tax year (including any short tax year) are not required to file an annual audit for those
periods. Collectives that will complete an initial year of operation in the city (including any short
year) on or before December 31, 2017, must file an annual audit by February 15, 2018.

The certified annual audit required under Santa Ana Municipal Code (SAMC) section 18-617.5
[Audits] is due by February 15 of each year. The certified annual audit must reflect your Medical
Marijuana Collective/Cooperative’s (“Collective’s”) operations occurring during your declared
fiscal year ending on or before December 31st of the preceding year and must address the criteria
established under SAMC section 18.617.4 [Maintenance of records]. The certified annual audit
should be submitted to the City of Santa Ana (“City”) both in the form of a physical copy as well
as an electronic copy in Portable Document Format (PDF) and must be physically received by the
Office of the Chief of Police on or before February 15. (The PDF copy should be submitted via
Flash Drive.) The certified annual audit copies may be delivered in person, or sent via Certified
United States Mail, or by Express Carrier (FedEx / UPS) to:

Santa Ana Police Department
Office of the Chief (M-18)
60 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701
Attn: Commander Jose Gonzalez

We have 64 distinct neighborhoods. Learn more about each one on our website.

You can use this map to enter your address. The map will tell you which of our six wards you live in, along with councilmember who represents that ward.

The Santa Ana City Council is composed of seven members, which consist of the Mayor and six councilmembers. Councilmembers are nominated from one of six geographic wards in the City and then elected citywide.  The following individuals serve on the City Council: Mayor Vicente Sarmiento, Mayor Pro Tem Phil Bacerra, Councilmember Thai Viet Phan, Councilmember David Penaloza, Councilmember Jessie Lopez, Councilmember Johnathan Ryan Hernandez, and Councilmember Nelida Mendoza.

There are four ways:

  1.  Send the City Council a message using this online form.
  2.  Email the councilmember. You can find the City Council email directory on this webpage.
  3.  Call our office: (714) 647-6900.
  4.  Attend a City Council meeting and address the City Council during the public comments portion of the meeting.

The Special Event Sponsorship Program provides the Mayor and Council the opportunity to allocate sponsorship funding up to $10,000 per fiscal year for special events conducted by qualified nonprofit organizations or City-recognized neighborhood associations. To qualify, organizations must be incorporated as a nonprofit charitable organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. View the Special Event Sponsorship Policy for complete guidelines.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the City of Santa Ana. For more information about each of our opportunities and to apply, please visit our website.

To add or remove a family member, please complete a Change Report Form and submit proper documentation. If you are adding a family member, please provide a written statement as to why you wish to add the family member. If you are removing a family member, please provide proof of new address.

The City of Santa Ana accepts different methods of payment depending on the bill type. Visit our “Pay a bill” page for more information.

If your service is disconnected for non-payment then you must contact the Municipal Utility Services staff immediately by telephone at (714) 647-5454.  The re-connection of service may require payment in full of the amount owed and a re-connection charge may also be applied.

No more than 7,500 applicants will be placed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List.

Yes. The Santa Ana Housing Authority has a local preference for veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana.

The wait time to receive a voucher is based on a variety of factors. What position you are on the 2022 HCV Waiting List, if you are a resident or work in the City of Santa Ana, if you are veteran, the availability of our vouchers and your eligibility, all play a role in determining how long your waiting time could be. It could be as quickly as a couple of months or as long as 7 years or more.

No. If selected, you will be placed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List and will be contacted once your name reaches the top of the list for the eligibility process. This eligibility screening process will determine if you meet the basic eligibility requirements of the program. If you meet the program requirements, you will receive your voucher.

Housing Choice Vouchers is defined as tenant-based assistance wherein the assistance is tied to the family. It provides rental assistance for families in the private rental market and the family can choose any housing units that meets the requirements of the program.
Project-Based Vouchers are tied to a specific unit in a property contracted with the Housing Authority. Applicants selected for a Project-Based Waiting List may only receive a Project-Based Voucher at a specific property.
Applicants who were selected for both the Tenant-Based and Project-Based Waiting Lists will only be removed from a list for which they have been selected. Applicants cannot transfer to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List from the Project-Based Waiting List or to another Housing Authority.

You are required to keep your contact information up-to-date and should advise SAHA of any changes in a timely manner. You could lose the opportunity for a voucher and housing assistance if we are unable to contact you. If you have any changes to your name and/or contact information please update the information as soon as possible by going to www.assistancecheck.com. SAHA does not provide status updates or make changes to applicant information by phone. Applicants who require assistance in completing a pre-application because of a disability, or because they require language translation services or communication in an alternate format may call our Waiting List Hotline at (714) 667-2284, 1-800-855-7100 (TTY or TDD) or e-mail us at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org

No. There is no appeals process for applicants to the 2022 HCV Waiting List. You may reapply when the Waiting List reopens.

You will be given two opportunities to attend an orientation and/or eligibility interview. If you miss these appointments, and did not make prior alternative arrangements with SAHA, your name will automatically be removed from the 2022 HCV Waiting List. You may reapply when the Waiting List reopens.

Yes. You may apply to more than one Waiting List for more than one Housing Authority.

Eligibility is determined when the applicant is selected from the 2022 HCV Waiting List. If you are not a member of the household at the time you submitted your application, you may not be added to your child’s voucher.

There is no preference for people experiencing homelessness for the 2022 HCV Waiting List. 7,500 names will be randomly selected from the entire pool of applicants.

SAHA will reopen the Waiting List after the 7,500 applicants have been pulled off of the 2022 HCV Waiting List. Based on the level of program funding it is expected to take five to seven years to serve all 7,500 applicants.

All changes must be submitted through www.assistancecheck.com. It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep their contact information updated with SAHA. Failure to do so may result in removal from the 2022 HCV Waiting List.

Being added to the waiting list does not mean that you will receive a voucher right away or that housing assistance is immediately available. As voucher/funding becomes available, SAHA will draw applicants from the waiting list on a periodic basis.
Once your name has reached the top of the waiting list, SAHA will invite you to attend an orientation meeting and we will provide you with an eligibility packet to complete before your eligibility interview. During the eligibility interview process, SAHA will verify the preferences you checked on your pre-application, conduct a criminal background check on all household members ages 18 years or older, and collect information on your family income, assets and family composition. SAHA will verify this information to determine your eligibility.
If your family submitted all required documents and has been determined eligible for the program, you will be required to attend a Housing Choice Voucher briefing where you will be issued a voucher.

The 2022 HCV Waiting List selection process (lottery) is random. It does not matter what date and time your pre-application is submitted. All pre-applications whether submitted at the beginning of the day on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM until Tuesday, May 31,2022, at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time) of the application period will be placed in random order by the third party software. Applying does not guarantee you a place on the 2022 HCV Waiting List nor eligibility for the program.

Once the random selection (lottery) process is complete, SAHA will send a notice on or before July 31, 2022 by mail and e-mail to all applicants who applied to notify them if they have or have not been selected for the final 2022 HCV Waiting List.

Yes. You will not be prohibited from submitting a pre-application. However, when you are selected from the 2022 HCV Waiting List, your application will be reviewed in accordance with SAHA’s Administrative Plan, which may include a review of your previous participation in a housing assistance program and related rental history.

No. Only one pre-application per applicant will be accepted. Duplicate or fraudulent applications will be rejected.

No. There is no cost to submit a pre-application. SAHA will never ask for your debit or credit card or any other form of payment to submit a pre-application for its services. Additionally, please do not provide personal information to anyone claiming he or she can guarantee a spot for you on the 2022 HCV Waiting List, improve your chances of selection for the 2022 HCV Waiting List or ensure that you will receive any SAHA benefits.

No, but our staff are available to assist you with your application. Applicants who require assistance in applying because of a disability, or because they require translation services or communication in an alternate format may call our Waiting List Hotline at (714) 667-2284, 1-800-855-7100 (TTY or TDD) or e-mail us at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org

The pre-application requires your full name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, annual gross income and information for all of the household members who will reside in your household. The pre-application also requires your social security number. If you do not have a valid social security number, you can choose the “Opt Out” option. The pre-application process takes an average of 15 minutes to complete.

Applicants who have been selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List can check their status by going to www.assistancecheck.com. On this website, you can also update your contact information or submit documentation for your pre-application. The log in information for www.assistancecheck.com is the same one that you created to submit your application. Applicants on the 2022 HCV Waiting List should visit www.assistancecheck.com at least once a year to verify their contact information.

The 2022 HCV Waiting List will be finalized before July 31, 2022. SAHA will place 7,500 names on the 2022 HCV Waiting List using a lottery system. SAHA will notify all applicants of their status by mail and e-mail on or before July 31, 2022.

If you are not selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List, SAHA will not be able to provide housing assistance to you at this time. For other affordable housing opportunities, please visit www.ochousing.org or call 2-1-1 for additional services.

If you know you submitted an application, but you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, please check your mail and/or e-mail account to see if it was placed in your spam and/or junk e-mail folders before contacting our office. If you did not receive a notice, you can contact us by e-mail at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org.

Vouchers are only available through the 2022 HCV Waiting List. To receive a voucher through SAHA you will need to apply when the Waiting List is open. If you are approached by someone advising you to purchase a SAHA voucher – STOP, vouchers are not for sale and selling of vouchers is a crime.

Being added to the 2022 HCV Waiting List does not mean that you will receive a voucher right away or that housing assistance is immediately available. You will not know and it is not possible to predict how long you will be on the 2022 HCV Waiting List before your application is selected. The 2022 HCV Waiting List is dynamic and selection is based on the level of available funding and the turnover rate for the HCV Program.

After you create an account by using your birthday and social security number or password, you will be able to submit your application on-line. After you submit your pre-application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you have applied for the 2022 HCV Waiting List.

If you submit a paper pre-application, the paper pre-application will be used by the Housing Authority staff to create your Waiting List pre-application in the Housing Authority’s software.

Following the closing of the pre-application period (on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time)), pre-applications will be selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List using a computerized, random selection lottery process. Once the lottery is complete, the applicants who have been randomly assigned numbers 1 – 7,500 will be placed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. The remaining pre-applications will be rejected without the opportunity for an appeal. Pre-applications of applicants who are not one of the 7,500 applicants selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List shall be rejected and shall not have any further right to or entitlement to be listed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List nor shall they have any further right or entitlement to participate in future selections from the 2022 HCV Waiting List created under this opening.

Notice will be sent by mail and e-mail to all applicants informing them if they have or have not been selected through the lottery process to be placed on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. If you were selected, you will receive a notice by mail and e-mail informing you that you were selected for the 2022 HCV Waiting List.

If you were not selected, you will receive a notice by mail and e-mail informing you that were not selected. You will be eligible to reapply for housing assistance when the Waiting List opens again. In the event SAHA opens its Waiting List again in the future, all applicants who were not selected and who want to be considered in the future must apply again in accordance with the terms outlined in such future openings of the Waiting List. Periodically check the SAHA website to find out when our Waiting List will open again. After the lottery is conducted, SAHA will send letters to schedule interviews to the top applicants on the Waiting List based off the amount of available funding and the turnover rate for the HCV Program.

No. A confirmation e-mail is sent when an application has been received and placed into the lottery. This does not guarantee a place on the 2022 HCV Waiting List nor eligibility for the program. E-mails will be sent to the e-mail address you provided on your online application if you are selected as one of the 7,500 applicants that are generated from the lottery. A letter will also be sent to all applicants, including those who submitted a physical application. Please check your spam and/or junk e-mail folders for the e-mail before contacting our office. If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, you can contact us by e-mail at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org.

Pre-applications will be accepted from Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time).

SAHA’s current Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List has been exhausted. In an effort to provide access to affordable housing to extremely low-income residents in the City of Santa Ana, SAHA is opening its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time).

Anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older, or an emancipated minor in accordance with California law may apply.

Once SAHA approves an eligible family’s housing unit, the family and the landlord sign a lease and, at the same time, the landlord and SAHA sign a housing assistance payments contract that runs for the same term as the lease. This means that everyone — tenant, landlord and SAHA — has obligations and responsibilities under the voucher program:

Tenant’s Obligations: When a family selects a housing unit, and SAHA approves the unit and lease, the family signs a lease with the landlord for at least one year. The tenant may be required to pay a security deposit to the landlord. After the first year the landlord may initiate a new lease or allow the family to remain in the unit on a month-to-month lease.
When the family is settled in a new home, the family is expected to comply with the lease and the program requirements, pay its share of rent on time, maintain the unit in good condition and notify SAHA of any changes in income or family composition.
Landlord’s Obligations: The role of the landlord in the voucher program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The dwelling unit must pass the program’s housing quality standards and be maintained up to those standards as long as the owner receives housing assistance payments. In addition, the landlord is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the tenant and the contract signed with SAHA.

Housing Authority’s Obligations: SAHA administers the voucher program locally. SAHA provides a family with the housing assistance that enables the family to seek out suitable housing and SAHA enters into a contract with the landlord to provide housing assistance payments on behalf of the family. If the landlord fails to meet the owner’s obligations under the lease, SAHA has the right to terminate assistance payments. SAHA must reexamine the family’s income and composition at least annually and must inspect each unit at least once every two years to ensure that it meets minimum housing quality standards.

HUD’s Role: To cover the cost of the program, HUD provides funds to allow SAHA to make housing assistance payments on behalf of the families. HUD also
pays SAHA a fee for the costs of administering the program. When additional funds become available to assist new families, HUD invites SAHA to submit applications for funds for additional housing vouchers. Applications are then reviewed and funds awarded to the selected PHAs on a competitive basis. HUD monitors SAHA’s administration of the program to ensure program rules are properly followed.

SAHA calculates the maximum amount of housing assistance allowable. The maximum housing assistance is generally the lesser of the payment standard minus 30% of the family’s monthly adjusted income or the gross rent for the unit minus 30% of monthly adjusted income.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program places the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. A very low-income family selected by the PHA to participate is encouraged to consider several housing choices to secure the best housing for the family needs. A housing voucher holder is advised of the unit size for which it is eligible based on family size and composition.
The housing unit selected by the family must meet an acceptable level of health and safety before SAHA can approve the unit. When the voucher holder finds a unit that it wishes to occupy and reaches an agreement with the landlord over the lease terms, SAHA must inspect the dwelling and determine that the rent requested is reasonable.
SAHA determines a payment standard that is the amount generally needed to rent a moderately-priced dwelling unit in the local housing market and that is used to calculate the amount of housing assistance a family will receive. However the payment standard does not limit and does not affect the amount of rent a landlord may charge or the family may pay. A family which receives a housing voucher can select a unit with a rent that is below or above the payment standard. The housing voucher family must pay 30% of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities, and if the unit rent is greater than the payment standard the family is required to pay the additional amount. By law, whenever a family moves to a new unit where the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family may not pay more than 40% of its adjusted monthly income for rent.

You should apply on-line when the Waiting List is open and your application must be pulled off of the 2022 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List (the 2022 HCV Waiting List). You must also be determined eligible for assistance.
The buying and selling of Section 8 Vouchers is a federal crime. Please do not provide your personal information or pay any money to anyone claiming to represent SAHA. SAHA does not charge or accept a fee for any service provided to our applicants, participants or landlords. If you are approached by anyone who requests a fee for any service that SAHA provides, that person is a scam artist and is not acting on behalf of SAHA.

Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available to HUD and the Santa Ana Housing Authority, long waiting periods are common. In fact, SAHA will close its Waiting List on May 31, 2022 when it has more families on the list than can be assisted in the near future.
PHAs may establish local preferences for selecting applicants from its waiting list. For example, PHAs may give a preference to a family who is (1) homeless or living in substandard housing, (2) paying more than 50% of its income for rent, or (3) involuntarily displaced. Families who qualify for any such local preferences move ahead of other families on the list who do not qualify for any preference. Each PHA has the discretion to establish local preferences to reflect the housing needs and priorities of its particular community.
In the HCV Administrative Plan, the Santa Ana Housing Authority has established a local preference for U.S. military veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana. Veterans and families who live or work in the City of Santa Ana move ahead of other families on the Waiting List.

SAHA accepts applications in a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, online applications. Applicants who require assistance in completing a pre-application because of a disability, or because they require language translation services or communication in an alternate format may call our Waiting List Hotline at (714) 667-2284, 1-800-855-7100 (TTY or TDD) or e-mail us at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org .

To apply on-line, as one method, please go to at santa-ana.org/housing between May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM and May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time). Pre-applications may be submitted in a variety of methods, including online using a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with Internet access. SAHA has partnered with several agencies to provide computer access. Please review our flyer for a list of locations with public computer access. The online pre-application form is available in all languages. Before applying on-line, we recommend that you change the website from English to your preferred language.  Applicants will be required to create a user name and password, which should be kept for your records.

Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined by SAHA based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. By law, SAHA must provide 75 percent of its vouchers to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the area median income. Median income levels are published by HUD and vary by location. The maximum income limits per family size are provided for you below:

1 Person

$47,450

2 Persons

$54,200

3 Persons

$61,000

4 Persons

$67,750

5 Persons

$73,000

6 Persons

$78, 600

7 Persons

$84,050

8 Persons

$89,450

During the application process, SAHA will collect information on family income, assets, and family composition. If SAHA determines that your family is eligible, the SAHA will put your name on a Waiting List. Once your name reaches the top of the Waiting List, SAHA will contact you to determine your eligibility and issue to you a housing voucher.

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is the federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and persons with a disability to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing authorities (PHAs). As a local PHA, the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana (SAHA) receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.
A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by SAHA.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by SAHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

Different property owners with Mills Act contracts may receive different property  tax reductions depending on how long they have owned the property and the property’s existing assessed value. The City does not control or set the assessed value of property under the Mills Act contract. This value and the ultimate property tax paid by the property owner is determined by the Orange County Assessor, using a formula that is established by the state Mills Act Legislation. If you have specific questions about the potential assessed value of your property under a Mills Act contract, please contact the Orange County Assessor – Special Properties Division at (714) 834-2727.

Once approved, a formal preservation contract agreement is to be in effect for a minimum of ten years, automatically renewed every year, and automatically transferred to new property owners when the property is sold or exchanged. Should the property owner maintain the property in accordance with the terms of the contact, the property owner is eligible to receive tax credit benefits through the Mills Act program. As property values and tax rates vary, the exact savings will also vary from property to property. For more information, the Mills Act program brochure is available for illustrative purposes.

A preservation agreement with the City of Santa Ana is required in order to enjoy the tax credit benefits authorized by the Mills Act. The HPPA application with submittal requirements are to be completed and submitted to the Planning Division. The Historic Property Preservation agreement will be in the form of a contract, which must be reviewed and approved by the City of Santa Ana Historic Resources Commission and the City Council.

In 1972 California State legislators adopted the Mills Act, granting local governments the authority to grant property tax relief to owners of “qualified” historic properties. To pursue this historic preservation tax credit incentive program, an owner of a qualified historic property must enter into a Historic Property Preservation agreement with the City of Santa Ana. Under this contract agreement, the property owner agrees to protect, preserve, and maintain the property in accordance with specific preservation standards and other conditions in exchange for property tax credits.

In order to add a property to the local register, a Historic Property application with applicable submittal requirements must be completed and submitted to the Planning Division. Additionally, the property must meet at least one of the criteria for significance listed on page 2 of the application. The Planning Division will then schedule a public hearing before the HRC. At the public hearing, the HRC will evaluate the merits of proposal, consider public input, and provide appropriate comments for the project prior to formulating a recommendation.

Commonly referred to as the local register, the Santa Ana Register of Historical Properties was approved and adopted by the City Council in November 1998. The local register is a comprehensive inventory of historic structures and properties that exemplify the rich cultural heritage of Santa Ana.

The local register identifies historic and architecturally significant properties, which have been determined to be important cultural resources to the City of Santa Ana. Based upon the significance of the contribution that these structures provide to the City, the City Council has deemed that special efforts shall be made to preserve these structures for the benefit of the community for years to come. As a result, anyone wishing to propose an exterior modification, relocation, or demolition of any structure on the local register must first have that request reviewed by the HRC and the City Council.

In addition to the creation of the HRC, the City Council also created a list of historically significant properties called the Santa Ana Register of Historical Properties. Any property on the local register proposing an exterior alteration (painting excluded), relocation, or demolition of the historic structure must first have that request reviewed by the HRC. The HEMA application must be completed and submitted to the Planning Division to schedule the required HRC public hearing. At the public hearing, the HRC will evaluate the merits of the proposal, consider public input, and provide appropriate comments for the project prior to taking action on the proposal.

In August of 1998, the Santa Ana City Council approved an ordinance, which created the Historic Resources Commission. the HRC was established to recognize and preserve historic structures important to the protection of the rich historic of the City of Santa Ana. This nine-member board will advise and make recommendations regarding historic properties; recommend to the City Council policies and regulations related to the protection, reuse, and rehabilitation of historic structures; and foster public and architectural resources throughout the City.

The City’s bid management system allows vendors to register online, receive automated email notification of solicitations for goods and services pertinent to their businesses, obtain bid documents and specifications, submit bids online, and view bid results. Vendors must be registered in the system in order to download bid documents and submit bids online.

You can borrow a free wireless hotspot for up to 3 weeks. Reserve online or by phone.

A library card is free for residents of California. You’ll need to bring photo ID and proof of address. Santa Ana Unified School District students can use their student ID as a library card.

Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Learn more about how to get a library card.

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Written complaints may be made by any person to the animal control officer alleging that any dog or other animal is a nuisance by reason of:

(1) Noise (as set forth in section 5-59 hereof);

(2) Nonrestraint (as set forth in sections 5-14 and 5-58 hereof);

(3) Viciousness (as set forth in section 5-72 hereof); or

(4) Due to the destruction or molestation of property by such dog or animal.

 

Such written complaint must be signed by at least two (2) unrelated persons over the age of eighteen (18) years and shall set forth:

(1) The names and addresses of the complainants;

(2) The reasons for the complaint;

(3) The name and address of the owner of the dog;

(4) The time and place the acts complained of occurred; and

(5) A listing of any damages which resulted, if any.

(a) Any enforcement officer has the authority to issue an administrative citation pursuant to the procedures set forth in sections 1-21.1—1-21.9 of this Code to any responsible person for a noisy animal, including a barking dog, violation that the enforcement officer did not see or hear based upon a complaint signed under penalty of perjury lodged by a member of the community who has been disturbed by the noisy animal or barking dog. All noisy animal or barking dog complaints shall be lodged with the Santa Ana Police Department.

(b) Prior to issuing the administrative citation to the responsible person the enforcement officer shall send a warning notice via first class mail or shall personally serve upon the responsible person a warning notice giving the responsible person ten (10) days from the date of mailing or date of personal service in which to abate the public nuisance caused by the noisy animal or barking dog.

(c) The administrative citation shall contain the information set forth in section 1-21.5 of this Code.

(d) The responsible person shall have the right to appeal the administrative citation as set forth in section 1-21.8 of this Code.

(e) The procedures established in this section may be in addition to criminal civil or any other legal remedy established by law which may be pursued to address violations of the Municipal Code.

(Ord. No. NS-2818, § 3, 5-2-11)

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It is hereby declared to be a nuisance for any person to keep, maintain or permit on any lot, parcel of land, or premises under his/her control any animal, including a barking dog as defined in subsection 5-1(q), within the city limits which is in the habit of either disturbing the peace and quiet of any person within the city or interfering with any person in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life or property. Every day a violation exists shall be regarded as a new and separate offense.

(Ord. No. NS-1020, § 1, 7-6-70; Ord. No. NS-2134, § 21, 7-1-91; Ord. No. NS-2818, § 2, 5-2-11)

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Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.


LearningExpress

LearningExpress offers tools that help build academic and professional skills at all levels. Students can find practice tests such as the SAT, GED, LSAT, and many more. Professional exams like the Real Estate License, EMT, and specific professional exams are also available.


Linkedin Learning

Enhance your skills with over 17,000 online tutorials and classes led by experts. Popular subjects include programming languages, spreadsheets, business intelligence, job searching, career management, and many more.


Mango

Hola! Xin Chào! Learning new languages is getting easier. With Mango, you can choose from 71 different languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, English, and many more. Mango Languages uses advanced learning techniques and expert-level instruction to make learning a new language easy and fun. You also learn about the cultures along with the languages. Your passport is your Santa Ana Public Library card, so let’s begin your journey. Bon Voyage!


Overdrive: Teens

Read and listen to best-selling ebooks and e-audiobooks at home on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer.


Skill Share

Explore your creativity and grow with Skillshare. You can expand your horizon as big as you desire. Skillshare has thousands of classes to satisfy your inner creativity and desire to learn new skills from baking to writing.


Universal Class

Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses in more than 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). It includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and social media interaction options with other learners.

ABC Mouse

ABCmouse is the #1 learning app for children ages 2–8+, with more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse makes learning fun and exciting, and it teaches children through books, games, songs, puzzles, videos, and more!


Book Connection

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens. Explore movies and recordings of authors, book trailers, Meet-the-Author recordings, book readings, and more.


CultureGrams

Experience the world through cultural information in more than 200 countries.


National Geographic Kids

Broaden your horizons with reputable, authoritative, age-appropriate digital content that brings you the world in a way you’ve never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take you on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.


Overdrive: Kids

Read and listen to best-selling ebooks and e-audiobooks at home on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer.


Paso A Paso: Together We Read

Provided by SAUSD, Paso A Paso: Together We Read provides over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and easy for parents to access from any smartphone, tablet, or computer with or without an Internet connection.

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