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To qualify for this program, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and provide the required program documentation listed below. Please note, supplemental documentation or verification may be requested upon application review.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be an Anaheim renter within the City of Anaheim limits (owners, subleases, and residents in unincorporated Anaheim are not eligible for this program)
  • Have incurred a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a household income of 80% or below the Orange County Area Median Income
Household Size 
Maximum Income$80,400$91,850$103,350$114,800$124,000$133,200$142,400

Required Program Documentation:

  • Current and Complete Lease Agreement 
  • Photo ID for all household members 18 years or older
  • Income Information for the past two months or annual income documentation for all household members 18 years or older
  • Documentation for rent and/or utility assistance such as a rent ledger, utility bill, etc.
  • Complete Application Packet with Household Information, and Signed and Dated Declaration of COVID-19 Distress Form and Employment and Assets Self-Certification Form

Interested applicants may connect with the City and its partners below to start an application for assistance. Click here to access the application portal. 

  • City of Anaheim
    • Contact: (714) 765-4300 ext. 4890
  • Pathways of Hope
    • Contact: (714) 680-3691 
  • Mercy House
    • Contact: (714) 836-7188
  • Downtown Anaheim Community Center - Senior Safety Net Program
    • Contact: (714) 765-4500
    • Anaheim Tenants who are 55 years or older may also visit the Downtown Anaheim Community Center Senior Safety Net Program office to receive in person assistance with completing an application.

Funding for this program is limited. This program is subject to close at any time. Applicants who have not received prior assistance from City of Anaheim COVID-19 programs will be prioritized ahead of those who have received prior assistance. Submitting an application does not guarantee assistance. Approved applications are awarded assistance according to program and funding guidelines. According to program guidelines, an applicant may appeal to have their application be reopened within 15 business days from the date of their final decision by award or denial letter. Appeals received after this timeframe will not be considered. For more information on this program, please call (714) 765-4300 ext. 4890.

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We encourage residents with tenancy questions or eviction concerns to contact Fair Housing Council of Orange County at (714) 569-0823. For more information on available housing and community resources view the resource guide here.