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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Abode Services operates an emergency shelter and provides outreach, housing support, and rental assistance. They also create and manage affordable housing.
Dedicated to promoting and developing fairness and equal housing opportunity for all people.
The Napa County Housing Authority (NCHA) is focused primarily on addressing the need for safe and affordable housing for farm workers, particularly those in the migrant/seasonal category who, in turn, support the agricultural industry of Napa County.
In response to a declared emergency in Napa County, they’ve launched a COVID-19 Fund to address the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.
We are serving the needs of low income individuals and families throughout Napa County. The agency offers its residents opportunities to improve their quality of life through its Family Empowerment program, designed specifically to help tenants learn to govern themselves and provide access to on-site health care, job training and educational services.
Since 1986, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, a private non-profit fund, has raised over $120 million to provide temporary financial assistance to individuals and families in crisis to pay for housing and emergency needs that cannot be met through other resources.