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Rental Assistance Resources

On March 16th, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended.
Address: 4 North Second Street, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: 408-283-3700
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-5:00PM
This self-help packet is designed to help tenants represent themselves in unlawful detainer actions. The information provided in this self-help packet is not legal advice.
For advice, please contact Legal Advice Line at (800) 551-5554.
Sacred Heart Housing Support
Homeless Prevention Funding. Sacred Heart Community Services is directing people to request financial assistance over the phone due to the public health protocols. Households can call (408) 278-2166 or email [email protected] to schedule a phone appointment. Walk-ins will be directed to schedule a phone appointment unless it is an emergency.
The Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System has temporary financial assistance available to help low-income residents who have lost income and are unable to pay rent as a result of COVID-related impacts. To qualify for assistance:
  • you must be a resident of Santa Clara County,
  • your household income must be less than 80% of the average median income(AMI), and
  • you must have a documented loss of income related to COVID-19.
Households will need to submit basic documentation to verify eligibility, including: ID, income verification, and documentation of the COVID-19 related loss of income.
What will Eligible Households Receive?
Eligible households will receive direct financial assistance, based on documented loss of income as a result of COVID-19 impacts, up to a maximum of $4,000 of lost income per month. Assistance may be requested once per month for the duration of the public health emergency, as long as the household continues to experience an economic impact and funds are available. Basic information and referral to area services will also be available for households.
Apply for Assistance
By Phone: 408-780-9134
In-person: Limited appointments can also be arranged by calling the phone line or emailing [email protected]
Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)
The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) provides a variety of services to prevent homelessness and act as a safety net for residents facing eviction, utility disconnection, and hunger. The EAN offers assistance to help families and individuals recover from emergency situations, often providing case management and financial education in conjunction with: ­
  • Food Assistance
  • Rent and Mortgage Aid ­
  • Utility Assistance ­
  • Medical and Transportation Aid ­
  • Direct Financial aid for special issues--funeral expenses, etc