From CBS 8 San Diego:
Mayor Todd Gloria highlighted Monday what he is touting as the success of the city's COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program and announced a proposal to establish a $5 million legal defense fund to support struggling tenants.
The housing assistance program has provided more than $103 million in rent and utility relief to 11,806 San Diego households since it was opened to applications on March 15, according to the mayor's office. About $54 million more has been committed to renters whose applications have received preliminary approval, subject to review and confirmation of their documentation.
"I am incredibly proud of the job our city has done to get assistance to residents who've been unable to pay their rent and utilities during this difficult time," Gloria said. "I am working with our federal and state partners to bring additional dollars to San Diego to support our program further, and I am asking the City Council to work with me to create a legal-aid program to help San Diegans who are under the threat of eviction."
The program is administered by the San Diego Housing Commission, which has received more than 23,561 applications since the program began. More than 23,148 additional applications have been started but have not yet been submitted.
Read CBS 8 San Diego's article "San Diego's COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program provides $103M in rent, utility relief," featuring the San Diego Housing Commission.