Housing Stability Assistance Program

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Housing Stability Assistance Program

 

 

Tenant Application – English


Landlord Application – English


Tenant Application – Spanish


Landlord Application – Spanish


Tenant Application – Vietnamese


Landlord Application – Vietnamese


The City of San Diego COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program helps to pay past-due, unpaid rent and utilities for individuals and families with low income in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Households that meet the following criteria are eligible to receive help:

  • Tenant has a City of San Diego address.
  • Household income is at or below 80 percent of San Diego’s Area Median Income (AMI), currently $92,400 per year for a family of four.
  • Household has an obligation to pay rent.
  • Household does not currently receive any rental subsidies. (Households that receive rental subsidies can only apply for help with their past-due utilities. Assistance will depend on funding availability.)
  • At least one member of the household has a reduction of income or other financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Household experienced or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Priority is given to these types of households:

  • Income is at or below 50 percent of San Diego’s AMI ($60,600 per year for a family of four).
  • At least one member of the household has been unemployed for 90 days and remains unemployed.

The program can pay 80 percent of a tenant’s past-due, unpaid rent for the period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021, but only if the landlord agrees to waive the remaining 20 percent. If a landlord does not agree to these terms, the program can pay 25 percent of the tenant’s past-due, unpaid rent to the tenant.

The program is required to give priority to paying past-due, unpaid rent. If a qualifying household has both unpaid, past-due rent and utilities, the program can provide assistance for both at the same time.

However, if a household is requesting help with only unpaid, past-due utilities or upcoming rent, the program will be able to provide assistance only if funds remain available after payments have been made for past-due rent for qualifying households. If funds remain available, the program can pay up to 25 percent of the tenant’s upcoming monthly rent for April 2021 through June 2021.

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA302, awarded to the City of San Diego by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Help with Your Application

When the application is available on March 15, if you need help or do not have access to a computer or the internet, call (619) 535-6921.

These community-based organizations also will be available to help:

Please contact the organization nearest to you that provides assistance in the language that best meets your needs.

Organization Language(s) assistance is provided
Casa Familiar (619) 333-6824 English and Spanish
Chicano Federation (619) 285-5600 English and Spanish
ElderHelp of San Diego (858) 380-5341 English and Spanish
Logan Heights Community Development Corporation (619) 858-0563 English and Spanish
Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA) (619) 363-6939 English, Arabic, Somali, Amharic, and Oromo
The San Diego LGBT Community Center (619) 692-2077 English and Spanish
Serving Seniors
Union of Pan Asian Communities (619) 255-7644 English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Karen, Somali, Swahili, Ugandan, Mada, and Nepali
Urban League of San Diego County (619) 266-6256 English, Spanish, and Tagalog
San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition (619) 793-9019
Includes the following organizations:
Haitian Bridge Alliance (917) 496-2248 Haitian Creole
Horn of Africa (619) 583-0532 Somali
Refugee Assistance Center (619) 793-9019 Amharic and Tigrinia
Somali Bantu Community of San Diego (619) 283-3956 Oromo, Swahili, and Burundi
Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego (619) 788-6511 Dinka, Masalit, Nuer, and Urdu
The Karen Organization of San Diego (619) 582-0783 Karen, Karenni, and Burmese
United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST) (619) 501-7804 Somali, Pashto, Dari, Arabic, Swahili, and Kizigua

Informational Flyers – Tenants

English / Spanish

Instructional Videos – Tenants

English / Spanish

Landlords

A landlord may submit an application on behalf of their tenant.

The tenant is required to review the application and accept or approve the information before the application is submitted for consideration.

Informational Flyers – Landlords

English / Spanish

Instructional Videos – Landlords

English / Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

English / Spanish

Program Data

Data Report

Temporary Ban on Evictions

For information about the temporary ban on evictions in the City of San Diego for unpaid rent due to COVID-19, please click here.