Housing Programs & Information

Eviction Moratorium

On March 27, 2020, the Alhambra City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance temporarily prohibiting COVID-19 related evictions. Learn more about the City's Urgency Ordinance (PDF) online. The City of Alhambra's moratorium expired on May 31, 2020, and was not extended or replaced. Residents of Alhambra now fall under the County's eviction moratorium. Find information on the County's moratorium online. Additional extensions may be reviewed and approved on a month-by-month basis by the Board. More information on Temporary Eviction Moratorium can be found online.

Read about the COVID-19 Tenant Protections (PDF) in Alhambra.

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) works to promote justice and equality in housing. HRC provides Alhambra residents with free housing counseling and fair housing education, investigates housing discrimination, and assists with disability accommodation requests. *To protect public safety, HRC is currently providing all services over the phone or online. Go to the Housing Rights Center page for more information.

LA County launched Stay Housed LA County, a countywide initiative to provide legal assistance and support for tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more details on the Stay Housed L.A. County website.

The launch included the release of the Stay Housed LA website connecting tenants with useful information about their rights, workshops for residents who need legal assistance, and other support. Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the County of Los Angeles, legal aid groups, and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need.

Find more information on the county and state's moratorium on evictions online:

Public Service Announcement

State's Rent Relief Program

The State has announced the launch of a CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, intended to help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past and future payments. The decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to Opt-In to the statewide program will offer a singular, uniform framework to be deployed throughout California and avoid unnecessary confusion about competing programs among residents. California's COVID-19 Rent Relief can help with past due rent and utilities. To see if you qualify, visit the Housing is Key website now or call 833-430-2122. If you need help filling out the application, read through the CA Local Partner Network Resources article online to search for community-based partners to help with the application process.

LA County's Rent Relief Program

In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program is set to launch on Monday, August 17, 2020, and will remain open for a two-week period, closing on August 31, 2020. The program's goal is to assist between 8,000 to over 9,000 households. View more details for the LA County Rent Relief Program online.

Emergency Housing Assistance Program

The City of Alhambra established the Emergency Housing Assistance Program earlier this year to offer emergency housing assistance to residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic. The application deadline for the program has passed. To learn more about it, view the Coronavirus Housing Assistance page.