County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The County of San Diego has established an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help eligible households in qualifying areas who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Additional information can be found here.

Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020

The new statewide law includes targeted protections for tenants to shield them from evictions due to COVID-19-related back rent through February 1, 2021 and extends anti-foreclosure protections in the Homeowner Bill of Rights to small landlords.

Additional information on the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act can be found here.

Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions To Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This Order is effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Additional information can be found here.

NEW! Commercial and Residential Tenant Moratorium

On April 1, 2020, City Council adopted a Emergency Ordinance to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent for residential and commercial tenants related to the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The Ordinance is effective for rent due on or after March 27, 2020.   The moratorium will last until the local emergency is terminated or the withdrawal of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20, whichever occurs sooner, though the Council can extend the time period by a subsequent resolution. Click here for more information and a link to the Moratorium Ordinance. Legal Aid Society of San Diego has information on their website regarding eviction rights. For tenants currently receiving Section 8 rental assistance, please see information on HUD’s website.

NEW! COVID-19 Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program

****UPDATE****

Thank you for your interest in the City of Encinitas COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance ProgramThe application period is now closed. If you submitted an application and have questions please contact (760) 456-7757 or [email protected]. Para asistencia en español, por favor llame al (760) 943-2150.
 

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

If you are looking for rental assistance, please visit our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program webpage.

Affordable Apartments and Homes

The City achieves affordable housing units in a variety of ways, such as providing assistance in the development of the units, or as a result of local or state requirements. The units are often located in communities, where there is a mix of affordable and market rate units, and are not guaranteed to be affordable for everyone.

Due to limited availability and increased need for affordable housing, each of the apartment communities typically has a waiting list. The following table shows the City’s affordable apartments. Interested households are encouraged to contact the communities individually to determine the eligibility criteria and waitlist information.

Name

Address

Number of Affordable Units

Size

Affordability

Contact Information

Cantebria Senior Apartments

645 Via Cantebria

44

1 Bedroom

50% AMI

(760) 436-1989

Pacifico Encinitas

1100 Garden View Rd

22

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom

50% & 80% AMI

(760) 635-3760

Iris Apartments

639-643 N. Vulcan Ave

20

2 & 3 Bedroom

30% - 60% AMI

[email protected]

Su Casa Apartments

620 Melba Rd

28

1,2 & 3 Bedroom

60% AMI

(760) 436-3209

Esperanza Garden Apartments

920 Regal Rd

10

2, 3, & 4 Bedroom

80% AMI

(760) 476-9860

Pacific Pines Apartments

S. El Camino Real

16

1 & 2 Bedroom

50% - 80% AMI

(760) 591-9737

Manchester Apartments

2074 Manchester Ave

4

2 Bedroom

60% AMI

(800) 441-7738

Second Street Apartments

850-856 Second St.

4

1 & 3 Bedroom

65% AMI

[email protected]

Boathouse Apartments

730 Third St

4

Studio & 1 Bedroom

50% & 80% AMI

(760) 436-5700

AMI = Area Median Income. Income limits are published annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

New Affordable Housing

In addition to multi-family affordable units, occasionally, affordable homes are available for rent as a part of a new subdivision. Typically, these are single-family homes that are made available through the City’s inclusionary housing program or the State’s Density Bonus housing program. Within the program requirements, the developer performs the marketing, establishes the rent price, creates and maintains an interest list, and determines qualified applicants. The City performs an oversight role in ensuring compliance of the affordability requirements. The table below provides information on rental affordable housing opportunities that may be available in the near future. As new projects and/or contact information becomes available, this table will be updated.

Community

Number of affordable units

Estimated project completion

Developer

Size

Affordability

Contact Information