Facing End of Eviction Ban, San José to Launch Rental Assistance Finder
As part of #TOPcities, @CityofSanJose will launch Rental Assistance Finder to help connect tenants w/ rental assistance as a result of the state's eviction protections likely expirationShare article
In @CityofSanJose, residents have come to rely on govt eviction moratoria due to the pandemic. Read to learn about what city officials are doing to help tenants facing end of eviction banShare article
.@CityofSanJose partnered w/ @CatholicCharSCC to pilot pop-up centres where tenants & landlords can get in-person support w/ finding rental assistanceShare article
In San José, California, thousands of residents have come to rely on the government eviction moratoria, enacted due to the pandemic. But after September 30, the state’s eviction protections will very likely expire. Across the state, roughly 753,000 households, who collectively owe over $2.8 billion, are at risk.
San José city officials were well aware that the end of the eviction moratorium would require residents to provide months of back rent to landlords or risk losing their homes. That’s why they’ve been working since February to build a digital tool that helps connect tenants with rental assistance. Rental Assistance Finder is expected to launch to the public soon.
The effort was a part of The Opportunity Project for Cities (TOPcities), an initiative that brings together community leaders, city government, and volunteer technologists to build data-driven solutions to challenges residents face in the fallout of the pandemic.