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Alhambra offers $500 per month in housing assistance during coronavirus pandemic

As many as 200 households may be eligible to receive the cash. Here’s who’s eligible.

Alhambra will begin offering housing assistance to residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Many families are hurting right now because of this emergency,” Mayor Ross Maza said in a city statement. “The city wants to help provide some relief in these uncertain times.”

Applications are open now and will remain open until May 10. Visit the city’s website to apply.

Funding for housing assistance comes from a Community Development Block Grant, which are grants approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As many as 200 total income-eligible households may receive $500 a month for three months, from June through August, according to a news release.

Furthermore, eligible households must have experienced loss of income because of the new coronavirus crisis.

The city’s statement also lists three more requirements for eligibility:

  • Households must meet HUD low and moderate-income restrictions at no more than 80% of the area median income adjusted to family size.
  • The owner or renter-occupied unit must be the owner or renter’s primary place of residence.
  • Income and housing payment documentation are required.