The City Council approved a temporary emergency eviction moratorium on March 31. The moratorium prohibits residential evictions as of March 12, 2020 if a tenant is unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency. The tenant must show proof of hardship to their landlord and pay back all rent within 180 days after the local emergency has ended. The County of Santa Clara’s eviction moratorium extends protection to small businesses. Tenants needing assistance communicating with their landlord should contact Project Sentinel. For general questions about the eviction moratorium, contact Housing.
The City offers a variety of affordable housing and human services programs to assist residents with lower and moderate incomes or special needs.
The City receives federal grants each year that fund programs that increase the supply of affordable housing and prevent homelessness. These programs also provide neighborhood improvements and services for seniors, disabled and lower-income residents.
A 12-day public review period on the draft 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan and the draft FY 2020/21 Annual Action Plan begins on July 17. Submit written comments via email to Leif Christiansen by July 28. The City Council is scheduled to consider these plans via a telepresence meeting on July 28 at 7 p.m.