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County of Orange Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program 

The County of Orange has launched the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program to help renter households in Orange County who have been impacted by COVID-19. The program offers up to $10,000 in financial assistance per rental household, for unpaid rent or utility bills due to the impact of COVID-19.


Utility Assistance Flyer
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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)- COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has notified the City that it will receive a formula allocation from the first round of CDBG-CV funding to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to COVID-19. 

City Hall is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions by the State of California. During this time, ERAP applications will not be accepted in person. Applications may be submitted via mail or email at slouie@lahabraca.gov. PDF copies are required, as photographed documents will not be accepted.  

Assistance Program Guidelines

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application

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Programa de Asistencia de Alquileres de Emergencia (ERAP)

En respuesta a la pandemia de coronavirus el programa de Subsidios Globales para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) de EE. UU. ha notificado a la ciudad de La Habra que recibirá una asignación de formula de la primera ronda de financiamiento CDBG-CV que se utilizara específicamente para la prevención, preparación y respuesta al COVID-19.

El Ayuntamiento esta cerrado debido a las restricciones COVID-19 por el estado de California. Durante este tiempo, no aceptaremos solicitudes del programa ERAP en persona. Si se aceptan solicitudes completas por correo ordinario o por correo electrónico a slouie@lahabraca.gov. Si se envía por correo electrónico, solo aceptan copias en PDF. No se aceptaran fotografías de documentos.  

Programa de Asistencia de Alquileres de Emergencia 


About the Division

The Housing Division is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding it receives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on an annual basis. The City of La Habra annually receives over $600,000 dollars in CDBG funding. The primary objective of the HUD CDBG Program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily focused on low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods. The national objectives of the CDBG program were established to assist local communities with activities focused on:

  • Eliminating slums and blight, preventing deterioration of property, providing needed neighborhood community facilities, provision of supportive services;
  • Preserving and improving the supply of affordable housing through improvement of low- and moderate-income housing;
  • Acquisition, design, construction, and installation of needed public facilities, improvements, and accessibility measures;
  • Creation and retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons through the expansion of business opportunities and the provision of financial incentives to businesses.

The City currently funds the following organizations with CDBG funding:

  • Fair Housing Foundation
  • Graffiti Removal Program – City Program – Community Services Department
  • Mercy House
  • Community Services - Community Employment Program

Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the City of La Habra supports the Fair Housing Education, Counseling and Enforcement Program. Services are delivered by the Fair Housing Foundation. This organization is a nonpartisan organization that supports both landlords and tenants. The purpose of the program is to counteract and eliminate discriminatory housing practices. For more information about the program or services, please contact the Fair Housing Foundation directly at 714-918-8001. You may also visit their website.

The City also owns two mobile home parks, Park La Habra and View Park Mobile Estates. Park La Habra currently has 107 units. View Park has 142 units and a brand new playground. The parks are managed by Santiago Communities. Both parks have a manager on site. For information on availability of a space, rules and regulations, you may contact Park Manager Susan Mullens from Park La Habra at 562-697-7882 or Park Manager Esther Dickenson from View Park Mobile Estates at 562-691-2195. You may also contact Aimee Molsberry, President and Chief Operations Officer from Santiago Communities, at 714-744-4993.