Emergency Rental Assistance Program Hits Major Milestone, Disbursing More Than $16 Million in Rental Assistance

SANTA ANA, CA – Santa Ana’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program has reached a significant milestone - more than $16 million in funding for rental assistance has been distributed to 2,791 low-income Santa Ana households who suffered financial hardship because of the pandemic.

Eviction Moratorium Ended Sept. 30; Apply Now for Rental Assistance

The State of California’s eviction moratorium ended on September 30, 2021. The City of Santa Ana has not extended a local eviction moratorium for residential or commercial tenants past that date.

Tenants are currently protected from eviction for debt accumulated between April 2020 and September 2021 if they have an application in process with a rental assistance program, such as the City’s CARES for Tenants Program.

Emergency Rental Assistance Available, City Partners with Latino Health Access

APPLY NOW FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE TO COVER 100% OF YOUR PAST-DUE RENT OWED SINCE APRIL 1, 2020, FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19. Applications are available on the Santa Ana CARES for Tenants webpage at www.santa-ana.org/cares-for-tenants or can be requested directly from Latino Health Access at (657) 229-5450 or LHARent@latinohealthaccess.org.

California Eviction Protection Extended to Sept. 30; 100% Past-Due Rental Assistance Available

The State of California has extended residential eviction protections through Sept. 30, 2021. Tenants who were financially impacted by COVID-19 are protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent if the tenant provides their landlord with a signed declaration of financial distress. By Sept. 30, 2021, tenants must pay at least 25% of the rent due during the period of Sept. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021.

Federal Residential Eviction Moratorium Extended through July 31, 2021

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the federal moratorium on residential evictions, further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021, is now extended through July 31, 2021. This is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.

The City of Santa Ana's eviction moratorium has already expired and the City is following the State and Federal eviction moratoriums. The State moratorium is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021.