Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury loan program in Santa Clara County has gone live and can provide businesses and non-profits with relief from COVID-19 impacts. The application portal is now open and can be found through the SBA COVID-19 webpage.
The Santa Clara County specific page is available here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/DeclarationDetails?declNumber=6062932&direct=false
ADDITIONAL HELP FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS
Statewide Eviction Moratorium for Non-Payment of Rent Due to COVID-19 Related Hardships
Go to MountainView.gov/EvictionRelief to learn more.
On January 29, the State of California adopted legislation (SB 91) extending the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief Act (AB 3088) through June 30, 2021. SB 91’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act extends eviction protections for tenants experiencing COVID-19 financial hardship effective immediately. The eviction moratorium is applicable for all residential rental units in Mountain View including single-family homes, condos/townhomes, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes and mobile home spaces and other types of residential rental units. Tenants are protected by, and tenants and landlords must follow, the State’s eviction moratorium requirements. SB 91 also provides financial assistance to residential tenants and small property owners impacted by COVID-19.
Statewide Rent Relief Program
Attention landlords and tenants: Text 211-211 to learn if you qualify and start the application process!
Visit the State's website to learn more and to apply for the program.
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households financially impacted by COVID-19 pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Tenants and landlords are able to apply for assistance through this program. Landlords and tenants can check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to learn more.
Tenants must income qualify and be financially impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- To qualify, tenants must make 80% or less than the Area Median Income
- Tenants making less than 50% of the Area Median Income are prioritized
Countywide Rent Relief Program
Extremely low-income Santa Clara County residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive help paying rent through the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System. THis program helps households with an income of up to 30% of the Area Median Income ($34,800 for a 1-person household; $49,700 for a four-person household). Go to preventhomelessness.org to apply.
Mountain View COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
For residents financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
How to apply? Contact the Community Services Agency (CSA) at RentHelp@CSACares.org .You can also call (650) 968-0836 and leave a message, but email is preferred. Puedes dejar mensajes en español. At this time, you will be put on a waitlist for when new funds become available.
Must be a Mountain View resident.
Have an income of up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
This includes any renter in need whose income is up to $82,450 for a one-person household and up to $117,750 for a four-person household.
Must show COVID-19 related financial hardship. Reasons for COVID-19 financial hardship may include loss of employment, reduced employment or wages, increased medical costs, or increased childcare costs. Other reasons may also be considered.
How much assistance is available per household?
As of May 26, 2021, assistance is available for up to $3,000/month.
For up to 2 months (with flexibility based on need).
In addition, CSA may evaluate if an applicant could qualify for other assistance programs.
No Money is Required to Participate
CSA clients have been reporting that people pretending to be with CSA have been asking for money (as much as $250) to be placed on a rent relief waitlist. This is a crime. The CSA will never ask you to give them money to participate in the program.