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Holly Chenh, Housing Assistant
Business Hours: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, closed on Fridays


Effective Monday, July 6, the Housing Division will be open Monday – Thursday by appointment only, Monday through Thursday for 30 minute intervals. To schedule a meeting, please call Holly Chenh, Housing Assistant, at (626) 570-3238, or email hollyc@cityofalhambra.org

Housing Element Update

Housing Element 2013-2021

Housing Element 2021-2029

Housing Division Programs

The City of Alhambra offers income-qualified programs to help with the purchase of a first home and for qualified homeowners to make home repairs.

To qualify for these programs, a homeowner must be income-eligible per HUD's income limits based on the household size.


The City of Alhambra assists qualified homebuyers to purchase their first home! Get $75,000 in down-payment assistance. View the First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Packet.


The Home Improvement Assistance Program is available to help qualified homeowners with home repairs such as roofing, exterior paint, windows, weatherization and enhanced ADA accessibility. Loans available include:

  • Minor Rehabilitation Deferred Loan:  property improvements are less than $50,000
  • Major Rehabilitation Deferred Loan:  property improvements exceed $50,000

For more information on home improvement assistance, view the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Packet.

home improvement assistance program in english
home improvement assistance program in spanish
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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. Click here for more details.

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 here. 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. Click here for information on the County's moratorium. To read about the COVID-19 Tenant Protections in Alhambra, click here.

For questions about landlord and tenants rights and responsibilities, please contact the Housing Rights Center or check out the FAQs, Spanish FAQs, and Chinese FAQs. The Housing Rights Center is holding Virtual Housing Rights Walk-In Clinic every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. via phone or video call (Zoom). Make a 30-minute appointment by email at OutreachTeamMeetings@HousingRightsCenter.org or by phone at (323) 393-0191. Learn more here.

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

The launch included the release of Stay Housed LA.org,a 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.

Additionally, you can learn about the statewide moratorium on evictions below.

06/30/2020 Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for tenants

06/24/2020 Board of Supervisors Protects Renters Across Los Angeles County By Extending Temporary Eviction Moratorium to July 31

03/27/2020 Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

03/25/2020 Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Major Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

03/16/2020 Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Graphic on Covid-19 tenant protections in English
Graphic on Covid-19 tenant protections in Spanish
Graphic on Covid-19 tenant protections in Chinese

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