Housing

Evacuation Sheltering

For those who are under evacuation order or warning, a shelter location is set up at Crosswalk Community Church in Napa, 2590 First St., Napa CA 94559. Individuals who are seeking shelter are reminded to bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits and adhere to physical distancing. The shelter will be open only to individuals who are impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be in place.

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, Fair Housing Napa Valley and other resources on this website to seek other community services available during this time.

On Tuesday, July 28, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 2020.
  • Tenants are encouraged to pay what they can to landlords and make payments throughout the payback period.
  • 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. Here is an example of the rent repayment schedule for rent due on the first of the month:
Original Rent Due DateExtended Rent Due Date
March 1,  2020October 26, 2020
April 1, 2020October 26, 2020
May 1, 2020October 26, 2020
June 1, 2020November 28, 2020
July 1, 2020December 28, 2020
August 1, 2020January 28, 2021
September 1, 2020February 28, 2021

Ordinance 1460; COVID-19 Temporary Prohibition of Evictions: English (PDF) & Spanish (PDF)