Emergency Rental Assistance

Families Together of Orange County is proud to take part in the Santa Ana CARES for Tenants program. Families Together is one of 8 entities that will process and manage cases. Applicants who are assigned to Families Together will also receive access to our various medical, dental, vision, behavioral health and wellness services.

Those who wish to apply must meet the following requirements:

  • Low-income City of Santa Ana renter who have been impacted by COVID-19
  • The renter must be a resident of the City of Santa Ana with a current lease or sublease agreement with an address in the City.
  • One or more individuals within the household has: 1) qualified for unemployment benefits or 2) experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to COVID–19 outbreak, to which the applicant shall attest in writing.
  • The family must be able to demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • The household must have rental arrears/past-due rent owed since April 1, 2020.
  • The household must qualify as a low-Income household according to the income limits referred to by the City of Santa Ana

The only way to apply for the CARES for Tenants program is by visiting the Santa Ana website at: https://www.santa-ana.org/cares-for-tenants

Individuals who do not have access to a computer with internet or need assistance submitting an application can contact the Santa Ana Work Center at: 1(714) 565-2600 or by email at saworkcenter@santa-ana.org

Family SizeMaximum Family Income (80% AMI)Family SizeMaximum Family Income  (80% AMI)
1$75,3005$116,200
2$86,0506$124,800
3$96,8007$133,400
4$107,5508$142,000

Families Together does not accept applications for the CARES for Tenants Program and all enquiries will be directed to the application page for the City of Santa Ana.

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