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
Eviction Suspension for Non-Payment of Rent Due to COVID-19 Related Hardships
Go to MountainView.gov/EvictionRelief to apply
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mountain View City Council enacted a temporary eviction moratorium suspending residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to related financial impacts. The ordinance is effective March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2020 and is subject to extension as approved by the City Council. 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.
Countywide Rent Relief Program
Destination:Home through Sacred Heart has been providing aid for rent relief to keep people in their homes. At this time, renters in need who are up to 80% AMI (up to $72,750 for a 1-person household or up to $103,900 for a 4-person household) are eligible to apply. Although they have depleted their funds, they are in the process of raising more. To get on their waitlist and see the full eligibility list, go to https://sacredheartcs.org/covid19/
Mountain View COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
For residents financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
How to apply? Contact the Community Services Agency (CSA). Email Option: CSA has set up an email for this 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 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
This includes any renter in need whose income is up to $110,000 for a one-person household and up to $158,000 for a four-person household.
Must show COVID-19 related financial hardship. Reasons for COVID-19 financial hardship may include reasons like 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 March 25, 2020, 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.