Entries by Gina Zari

The Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher Program

What is the Section 8 Program? While there is an ever-growing need for housing to support low-income residents due to the real lack of affordable housing, there are programs that help lower-income families find and rent homes.  The Housing Choice Voucher Program, better known as the “Section 8” Program, allows private housing providers to rent […]

Updates on Statewide Eviction Moratorium and Rental Assistance

On September 30, the statewide eviction moratorium under the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA) is due to end. However, the law will not simply return to its pre-pandemic form. Instead, a new law, the COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Act, (the “Recovery Act”), will take its place. Click here to view the key differences in practices […]

CA Rental Assistance Applications Open for Tenants and Housing Providers

  UPDATE: HOUSING PROVIDERS WILL NOW RECEIVE 100% OF THE BACK RENT OWED.   Santa Clara County tenants and landlords, please note the following updates to the rent relief program: The Santa Clara County local rent relief program is live! The program is targeted towards  Extremely Low-Income tenant households (≤30% of AMI) and will also connect […]