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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.

Learn more about the California eviction protection guidelines.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) residential eviction moratorium also was extended through July 31, 2021. Learn more about the federal eviction protections.

The City of Santa Ana is now paying 100% of the rental arrears/ past-due rent owed since April 1, 2020, for low-income families impacted by COVID-19. Apply for payment of 100% of your rental arrears / past-due rent owed since April 1, 2020. Applications are available on the Santa Ana CARES for Tenants webpage at or can be requested directly from Latino Health Access at (657) 229-5450 or or Families Forward at (949) 552-2727 or

If you do not have a computer with internet access or need assistance submitting an application, please contact the Santa Ana Work Center at (714) 565-2600 or by email at to schedule an appointment. Assistance is available by appointment only. Applications can also be mailed to you with return postage paid.

If you would like to learn more, join us on Wednesday, June 30, at 6 p.m. via Zoom for a Q&A session. Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Webinar ID: 872 7180 4924

Passcode: 306705

FOR TENANTS FACING EVICTION – Please go to to learn more about the SAVES Program and submit a pre-application.  Families at risk of eviction can also call 2-1-1 or go to to start the application process today.  Santa Ana residents impacted by COVID-19 who are behind on rent and facing eviction within 21 days can apply for up to 12 months’ rent (which includes up to six months’ rental arrears since April 1, 2020) and receive free legal and mediation services.



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