SV@Home is working together with our partners at Project Sentinel and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley to provide information about what to do as California’s eviction moratorium ends.
For months, hundreds of community workers and government employees have been working tirelessly to help renters and landlords impacted by the pandemic learn about and apply for emergency rental assistance. The process is complicated, especially without this support, and given the continued slow roll out of actual assistance checks, proof of a completed pending application is going to be the key for many to avoid eviction.
For additional information on rental assistance programs in Santa Clara County, tenants and landlords can go to www.sccrenthelp.org or call 2-1-1. Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status and will not be required to show proof of citizenship.
The County, in partnership with the City of San Jose, the Eviction Help Center, Sacred Heart Community Services, and Destination Home created flyers in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Tagalog detailing the 4 steps to prevent eviction. There are also Eviction Help Centers in San Jose and Mountain View.
SV@Home & Project Sentinel hosted an information session to cover the Eviction Moratorium (AB832) and what happens after September 30th. The details about how the law will work now, and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, are somewhat complicated, and it is our hope that this recording will be a valuable resource as the law is implemented in Santa Clara County. The recording includes a detailed overview of the law and how to apply for rent relief followed by audience questions and answers. While this session is intended for landlords, others may also find it useful.
You can also view the slides of the presentation here.
For assistance with rent relief applications, you can call the state call center at (833)430-2122 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
SV@Home & the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley hosted a series of informational sessions in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese about the extension of California’s Eviction Moratorium (AB832) and what happens after September 30th. The law extended the existing eviction moratorium to September 30th for households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The details about how the law works, and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, are somewhat complicated, and it is our hope that these sessions will be a valuable resource as the law is implemented in Santa Clara County.
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley highlighted the key recommendations – the 3 “S”s to prevent unnecessary evictions.
– Stay in your home,
– Submit a declaration of COVID-19 related hardship
– Seek rent assistance if you are low income (Make less than 80% AMI).
Tenants who receive a notice of eviction should immediately contact the Law Foundation for legal advice and more information about the laws that can protect them. To contact or learn more about the law foundation, go to: www.lawfoundation.org/housing or call (408) 280-2424.