The City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Destination Home have announced that they have created a fund to assist our lowest income individuals with housing assistance.
So far the fund has $11 million collected from generous businesses to support those who make under 80% of the area median income which equates to $103,900 for a family of four.
The fund is to assist those who have a documented loss of income resulting from COVID-19 due to health, employment, or school/child care closures.
Residents can receive up to $4,000 throughout this emergency declaration. Residents are encouraged to apply online over the phone or in person. The website is sacredheartcs.org/covid19. Phone number is: 408-780-9134. For in in-person visit, please make an appointment by calling the hotline I just mentioned. Who Is Eligible for Assistance? To qualify for assistance, you must meet all 3 criteria outlined below: 1. You must be a resident of Santa Clara County 2. Your household income must be less than 80% of the average median income (AMI):
Size of Household 1 person $72,750 2 people $83,150 3 people $93,550 4 people $103,900 3. You must have a documented loss of income related to COVID-19 impacts due to health, employment, or school/child care closures What will Eligible Households Receive? Eligible households will receive direct financial assistance, based on documented loss of income as a result of COVID-19 impacts, up to a maximum of $4,000 of lost income per month. Assistance may be requested once per month for the duration of the public health emergency, as long as the household continues to experience an economic impact and funds are available. Basic information and referral to area services will also be available for households. How do I Apply? Households will need to submit basic documentation to verify eligibility, including: ID, income verification, and documentation of the COVID-19 related loss of income. APPLY at https://sacredheartcs.org/covid19/ If you have questions about how to complete this application, please