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California's Eviction Moratorium Is Set To Expire This Week, But Help Is Available On Central, South Coasts

Sharon McCutcheon
Money is availbel to help some renters facing eviction on Central, South Coasts.

Santa Barbara County has a local rental assistance program, while Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties are offering state aid.

A statewide eviction moratorium ends on Friday, but there is still some help available for renters.

In Santa Barbara County, there is a county emergency rental assistance program in place which is still accepting applications. It’s open to people who have an annual income that’s 80 percent or less of the area’s median income. To be eligible, you must have also suffered a loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The United Way of Santa Barbara County is administering the program.

Meanwhile, a state rental assistance program is still open to Ventura and San Luis Obispo County residents.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.