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HOUSING DIVISION

The Housing Division is responsible for providing Housing programs and Homeless resources. The Housing Division will be responsible for managing the implementation of the City’s housing programs enlisted in the 2021-2029 Housing Element and programs in the Homeless Action Plan. 
 

HOUSING ELEMENT

HOMELESSNESS ACTION PLAN

CONTACT INFORMATION

Community Development Department
City Hall | 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1227 | CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Monday through Thursday | 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

HOUSING PROGRAMS

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

The City of San Fernando residents have access to two first-time homebuyer programs offered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).  LACDA offers a Home Ownership Program (HOP) and a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program.  The City is a participating jurisdiction in both HOP and MCC programs in which San Fernando residents can participate in both of these programs, and both programs can be used in conjunction.  These programs are offered to households with Area Median Income (AMI) levels of 80 percent.  For example, a single person household median income cannot exceed $66,750. Program assistance is available only to income-eligible persons and families who have not owned a home in the last three years.  The property must be a single-family detached home, or condominium.

HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOP)

Los Angeles County’s HOP provides a loan of up to $85,000 or 20 percent of the purchase price of a new home (maximum purchase price is $700,000), whichever is less.  The loan is offered as a down payment and/or closing assistance with zero percent interest.  Repayment of the loan is required when the home is sold, transfer of title, or the home is no longer owner-occupied.  The prospective home to be purchased must be intended to be owner-occupied. Participants must attend eight hours of homebuyer counseling offered by a counseling agency approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For additional information and to apply for this program please visit https://www.lacda.org/home-ownership/home-ownership-program

MORTGAGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE (MCC)

Los Angeles County’s MCC Program offers qualified first-time homebuyers a Federal income tax credit, where homeowners may convert up to 20 percent of their annual mortgage interest into a direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their U.S. individual income tax returns.  The remaining 80 percent of the mortgage interest will continue to qualify as an itemized tax deduction. This creates additional net spendable income for qualified first-time homebuyers to use toward their monthly mortgage payment.

For additional information and to apply for this program please visit https://www.lacda.org/home-ownership/mortgage-credit-certificate-program

HOME REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM (COMING SOON)

Home Rehabilitation Loan Program can assist qualified homeowners to rehabilitate their homes to eliminate safety hazards and improve substandard housing conditions. Since Los Angeles County does not have a home rehabilitation program for San Fernando residents, the City is working on re-establishing the City’s Home Rehabilitation Loan Program that was offered prior to 2012.  If you’re interested in this program, please contact the City’s Housing Coordinator, Hermineh Davidian, at Hdavidian@sfcity.org or call (818) 837-1540.

SENIOR HOUSING

Below is a list of senior housing properties in the City of San Fernando.  If you’re interested in finding a unit in any of these senior housing properties, please contact the property management company listed below for each property.

 

Park Vista Apartments #1 202 Jessie St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
8 Units
Park Vista Apartments #2 222 Jessie St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
8 Units
Las Palmas I and II  333 Kalisher St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
25 Units
Park Avenue Senior 499 Kalisher St., San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 270-9070 – Management Company
21 Units

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (SECTION 8 VOUCHER)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8 Voucher) provides a rent subsidy to qualifying families (including singles) based on income eligibility, allowing renters to choose where they want to live, provided that the property owner accepts the Section 8 vouchers. 

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is the administering agency for the City of San Fernando Housing Choice Vouchers.  Please note that the program is not currently adding new applicants to its waiting list.  New applicants are only added to the waitlist during open enrollment periods that take place when the existing waitlist is exhausted. For additional information and updates, visit https://www.lacda.org/section-8

HOUSING IS KEY PROGRAM (CA COVID-19 RENT RELIEF PROGRAM)

The Housing is Key Program (CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program) is accepting applications for rental and mortgage relief assistance.  Income eligible renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19 and need help with past due rent or utilities dating back to April 1, 2020 or who need help with future payments, can apply for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Interested renters and landlords can check eligibility and apply at https://housing.ca.gov/ or by calling (833) 430-2122.

STAY HOUSED LA – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

With hundreds of thousands of families in L.A. County struggling to pay rent, it’s important to know that you have rights!

Stay Housed LA provides tenants w/ important information about their rights & the legal assistance to back them up. Learn more at www.stayhousedla.org.

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Housing Rights Center

Provides free housing counseling and fair housing education, investigates housing discrimination, and assists with disability accommodation requests. 

6320 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 311, Van Nuys, CA 91401 | (800) 477-5977 | info@housingrightscenter.orghttps://www.housingrightscenter.org/

 

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA)

Provides free assistance to families through innovative projects that expand access to justice and address the most critical needs of people living in poverty throughout Los Angeles.

13327 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331 | (800) 433-6251 | https://nlsla.org/

 

Los Angeles County Eviction Mediation Assistance Helpline

Provides answers to questions regarding the expiration of the eviction moratorium and offer mediation and resource referral services. Assistant is available in multiple languages including: Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, and Armenian.

(833) 972-0999 | https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/stories/la-county-eviction-mediation-assistance-helpline/

 

Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center

Helps individuals locate affordable, special needs, emergency and other housing in the County of Los Angeles. Visit the website to search for listing of unit availability.

(877) 428-8844 | https://housing.lacounty.gov/

EMPLOYMENT

America’s Job Center of California (LA County)

Provides services for job seekers and business.

1420 W. Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93534 | (661) 726-4128 | https://www.ajcc.lacounty.gov/ajcc/northeast-san-fernando-valley-ajcckkinnard@ajcc.lacounty.gov

 

Chrysalis (Multiple Locations)

Provides job preparedness, resume building, job search, and job placement.

13545 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 1, Pacoima, CA 91331 | (818) 794-4200 | https://www.changelives.org/

 

California Employment Development Department
(800) 758-0398 | http://www.edd.ca.gov/

HOMELESS

The City of San Fernando is actively working to provide resources to individuals experiencing homelessness. If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact any of these agencies.

 

Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP)

Assists people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach services. 

If you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help, please submit an outreach request to LA County Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP) https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/request and alert them as to any specific concerns you may have regarding the person’s well-being.  You may also call (213) 683-3333.

If you are concerned about illegal activity, please contact our Police Department at (818) 898-1267.  

For medical and mental health emergencies, please call 911. 

 

As outreach capacity is limited, requests for those with more serious medical and/or mental health needs may be prioritized.

If you need assistance with homelessness, please contact one of the available resources below:

 

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

Provides shelter, housing, and services to homeless individuals in Los Angeles County.

MAIN ADDRESS 707 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90017

SYLMAR ARMORY SHELTER 12860 Arroyo Dr., Sylmar, CA 91342 | (818) 207-8776

WINTER SHELTER PROGRAM (800) 548-6047 | https://www.lahsa.org/

 

LA Family Housing

Helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services.

7816 Simpson Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605 | (818)859-8030 or (818) 982-4091 | https://lafh.org/

 

LA County Mobile Triage Team

Responsible for the administration and coordination of all field response operations by overseeing and monitoring programs that travel to the individual to deliver same-day services/intervention/transportation to individuals and families experiencing mental health crises/symptoms.

(818) 610-6726 | https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/countywide-services/eotd/

 

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Protect children from abuse, and preserve families by providing shelters to individuals experiencing homelessness.

PACOIMA WINTER SHELTER PROGRAM 11076 Norris Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331 | (818) 804-5507 | https://www.hopeofthevalley.org/

 

Village Family Services, Inc.

Provides protection for children from abuse and preserve families by building a stronger, safer community.

6736 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Ste. 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606 | (818) 755-8786 | https://www.thevillagefs.org/

 

Salvation Army Aetna Bridge Home

Provides relief to families by providing basic needs.

14333 Aetna St, Van Nuys, CA 91401 | (818) 574-3510 Ext. 1006

 

San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

Provides shelter and guidance for homeless families at their Home Again Family Success Center in Northridge.

8756 Canby Ave., Northridge, CA 91325 | (818) 785-4476 | https://sfvrescuemission.org/

 

North Valley Caring Services

Provides street outreach, food distribution, homeless prevention, housing placements, and case management.

15453 Rayen St., Los Angeles, CA 91343 | (818) 891-0481 | https://www.nvcsinc.org/

MENTAL HEALTH

LA County Department of Mental Health 24/7 Helpline
(800) 854-7771 | http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh

 

Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center
(818) 485-0888

 

Tarzana Treatment Centers
(818) 996-1051 | https://www.tarzanatc.org/

 

Vida Mobile Clinic – Free Healthcare for Uninsured Individuals
(818) 332-0463 | https://www.vidamobileclinic.org/

NUTRITION

If you need help with obtaining food stamps, please contact:

Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) CalFresh program

Provides income eligible individuals and households with food stamp assistance.

(877) 847-3663 | https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/calfresh

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VETERANS

US Department of Veteran Affairs
Crisis Line  (800) 273-8255 (press 1) | Outreach Community Care (310) 478-3711  Ext 40835 | Benefits (800) 827-1000 | https://www.va.gov/

 

LA County America’s Job Center – Veterans Employment Services
(213) 742-9560 | https://www.ajcc.lacounty.gov/job-seekers/population-specific-placement-services/veterans#ad-image-4

 

City of San Fernando Veteran’s Recognition Program
(818) 898-1290 | https://ci.san-fernando.ca.us/veterans-recognition-program/

 

The Salvation Army Haven
(310) 478-3711  Ext 44353 | https://thehaven.salvationarmy.org/southern_california_the_haven_us_west/

“Links” are provided only as an informational resource. Please note that the site(s) linked to are not maintained by or affiliated with the City of San Fernando. Links are provided as a community service, and it should not be implied that the City of San Fernando recommends, endorses or approves of any of the content at the linked site(s), or any commercial or private issues or products presented there. The City of San Fernando cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the content of these sites, or sites from the pages to which they link.
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