Housing

Special Note Regarding Housing Programs:

Staff from the Housing Authority of the City of Napa, the Napa County Housing and Homeless Services Division are working together with Abode Housing to identify housing-related funds that can be redirected to assist with the COVID-19 response to renters in all of Napa County. We encourage those in need of rental assistance to email seasonofsharing@countyofnapa.org or call 707-299-1890 to get on the list for follow-up related to rental assistance programs from government sources. We are experiencing a high demand for services and will strive to return calls as soon as possible.

Those in need of housing assistance are also encouraged to make direct contact with the Napa Valley Community Foundation, Napa Valley Community Housing and other resources on this website to seek other community services available during this time.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance temporarily prohibiting residential evictions due to the non-payment of rent due to hardship caused by COVID-19.

Specifically under this ordinance:

  • Nonpayment of rent between March 4, 2020 and June 28, 2020 due to COVID-19 caused hardship cannot be used as a cause for eviction. This includes: loss wages/ income, loss of employment, increased child care costs, increased health care costs, and any other applicable financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
  • Late fees cannot be assessed for rent due between March 4, 2020 and July 28, 2020.
  • Tenants must pay back unpaid rent due to financial hardship. Generally the time period for payback is within six months of the rent due date. For example, if a tenant missed April and May’s rent due to COVID-19 caused financial hardship, they would have to pay the rent back by October 1st and November 1st, respectively.
  • Tenants are encouraged to pay what they can to landlords and make payments throughout the payback period.

Napa County Ordinance: Temporary Prohibition on Residential Evictions