Residents of San Diego impacted by COVID-19 and who have low income will be able to apply for financial assistance from the San Diego Housing Commission. If your tenant meets the following criteria, encourage them to apply:

  • The household has a City of San Diego address.
  • Household income on January 1, 2020, was at or below 60 percent of the San Diego Area Median Income.
  • The household is NOT currently receiving any rental subsidies.
  • The household is NOT currently a tenant of a property owned or managed by the San Diego Housing Commission.
  • The household does NOT have savings to meet their financial need.
  • The household has eligible immigration status (U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, registry immigrant, a refugee/person seeking asylum or granted asylum).
  • The household experienced hardship directly related to COVID-19.

One-time payments of up to $4,000 will be disbursed based on “a prioritization system and random-selection process” according to the San Diego Housing Commission website. Priority will be given to families with minor children and households where at least one member is 62 years old or older.

Payments will be made directly to the landlord or property management company electronically. Applications will be online no later than July 20th. Continue to check the San Diego Housing Commission website for more updates.

If you have a tenant who has been unable to meet their legal obligations, please contact us to discuss your options. We are here to help.

So. Cal. Realty Law has been nominated for the Best Of San Diego for 2020. Shanna Welsh-Levin is a California Real Estate Attorney who assists Realtors®, investors, and homeowners with real estate sale transactions and litigation. She authored legislation that became the California short sale anti-deficiency statute, Cal. Code of Civil Procedure §580e. Her firm, So. Cal. Realty Law, resolves real estate disputes and protects real estate investments.  Services also include managing risk for real estate brokers and preventing future liability.