On January 29, the State of California adopted legislation (SB 91) that extends the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief Act (AB 3088). SB 91’s Tenant Relief Act extends eviction protections for tenants experiencing COVID-19 financial hardship effective immediately. All residential properties in Mountain View are covered, including single-family homes, condos/townhomes, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes and mobile home spaces and other types of residential rental units.
SB 91 also provides financial assistance to tenants and small property owners impacted by COVID-19. The application for California tenants and landlords is available at housing.ca.gov. A list of supporting organizations and their contact information are available on that site. The list includes community organizations in each county that are available to help with applications.
Tenants are protected by, and tenants and landlords must follow, the State’s eviction moratorium requirements. It is important that tenants and landlords know that the State law has different noticing and past-due rent repayment requirements than the City’s previous law. Up-to-date online forms and information are now available at MountainView.gov/EvictionRelief.
The City also hosts weekly webinars to inform the community about the eviction moratorium. To register in advance please visit: mountainview.gov/emwebinars
The City of Mountain View Rent Relief Program provides financial assistance to qualifying tenants impacted by COVID-19. Rent relief is available for tenants who qualify. Please contact the Community Services Agency to learn more by visiting csacares.org, emailing [email protected] or calling 650-968-0836.
The Law Foundation has some great FAQ’ on the Statewide COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.
English FAQ | Spanish FAQ | Vietnamese FAQ
If any low-income tenants receive an eviction notice or have questions about their rights, they can call the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley's Housing Program at 408-280-2424 or fill out thier online intake form.
More renter resources
The County of Santa Clara Health System will operate an appointment-only vaccination site at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. To schedule an appointment, go to www.sccfreevax.org and scroll down to “Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics (sites available in San José, Gilroy, and Mountain View).”
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities throughout Santa Clara County at www.sccfreevax.org. This site includes information about eligibility.
If you need transportation to a COVID Vaccine appointment, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has created an interactive map to help residents navigate routes to get to vaccination sites. The map allows users to click on a vaccination location. Once they do, they will be taken to the Google Maps transit option to find the most efficient route to the destination. The link for the VTA map can be accessed at vta.org. View map.
Transit trips on VTA buses and light-rail vehicles are currently free.
VTA customer service can also help residents navigate transit routes to vaccination sites. Those who need help can email [email protected] or call 408-321-2300. While VTA will assist with transportation routes, residents should visit sccFreeVax.org or call 211 to book appointments or learn more about vaccinations in Santa Clara County.
Ashleigh Bittle :: Senior Center
City of Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, California
Direct (650) 903-6448 :: Fax (650) 962-1924
The Mountain View Senior Center would like to share the following information provided by Santa Clara County about Vaccination for Homebound Seniors.
Santa Clara County continues to expand its COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts. The County is introducing a new program to provide in-home vaccinations for homebound residents. Residents can email [email protected] or call (408)970-2818 for more information or to register.
To be eligible for this program, residents must meet the Medicare definition of homebound: Patients are considered “confined to the home” or “homebound” if they meet both of these criteria:
Alejandra Hernandez :: Recreation Coordinator – Senior Center
City of Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View, California
Direct (650) 903-6442 :: Fax (650) 962-1924
As part of an ongoing local relief effort, the #TogetherMV initiative now has a live donation portal for people to help local renters and small businesses. The fund, which will be administered by the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), is a way for community members to help one another while maintaining social distancing. All funds will be distributed locally. Donations are being accepted at MountainView.gov/TogetherMV.
The #TogetherMV Fund has two opportunities to help others who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: rent relief and small business relief. Rent relief donations will be added to the funds the City has already given to the Community Services Agency (CSA) to expand help for local tenants in need. Small business relief donations will be combined with funds allocated by the City and a donation from Google.
Business owners can apply for funds by sending an email to [email protected] to get on an interest list. Interest list members will be notified when the application process is opened and what they will need to apply. Renters in need of rent help should continue to go through CSA by sending an email [email protected].
City staff are hosting tenant and landlord webinars with Project Sentinel and the Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos to help Mountain View residents learn about and apply for emergency rental assistance programs including the State’s CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program and the City of Mountain View's COVID-19 Rental Relief Program. Tenant webinars are bilingual in English and Spanish.
May 12 - 7:00 Tenant Focused / Enfocado inquilino – Bilingüe en ingles y español
May 18 - 3:00 Landlord Focused
June 15 - 3:00 Landlord Focused
June 16 - 7:00 Tenant Focused / Enfocado inquilino – Bilingüe en ingles y español
Applications are now open for the LMV class of 2021-2022 that will start in September of 2021. Applications can be submitted through July 16, 2021, at this link. Please apply if you have an interest in joining the LMV Class of 2021-2022 and pass this information on to anyone else you believe might be interested in - and would benefit from - this program.
Community Services Agency (CSA), alongside Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is virtually launching a safe monthly legal clinic on-site for an opportunity for CSA clients and the general community of Silicon Valley to consult with our community partner and Senior Attorney, Rachel Miño, about issues pertaining to their Economic and/or Patient Rights. Please see the flyer attached, which states more in detail what these Economic and Patient Rights are described as.
If your families, patients, or clients are interested in scheduling a FREE appointment, please direct them to Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, Community and Public Relations Coordinator at 650.669.9551 or [email protected].
The API Legislative Caucus joined Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action and San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department to launch the "Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center" to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate, violence and discrimination in California and throughout the country. These incidents will help inform future policy discussions. We encourage individuals to share their stories at www.a3pcon.org/stopaapihate.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY – Caltrans has scheduled multiple overnight lanes closures of Interstate 101 (US 101), between San Antonio Road and Embarcadero Road, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The closures are scheduled take begin on the evening of Friday, April 29, and continue through Saturday May 1. Closures are needed for crews to safely begin installation of prefabricated steel bridge segments across West Bayshore Road and East Bayshore Road.
Overnight Lane Closures:
Southbound Lanes and West Bayshore Road
Thursday, April 29, 8:00 PM to Friday April 30, 6:00 AM
Northbound Lanes and East Bayshore Road closure:
Friday April 30, 8:00 PM to Saturday, May 1, 6:00 AM
Traffic Controls Measures:
Changeable message signs and directional signs will be in place to assist motorists traveling in the area.
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