New:  Temporary Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Evictions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Oceanside approved an urgency ordinance which provides for a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic which includes protections through May 31, 2020.

The Governor of the State of California issued Executive Order 37-20 on March 27, 2020, providing for a statewide temporary moratorium on evictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic which includes protections through May 31, 2020.

The moratoriums are temporary and only apply to persons specified in the above documents.  Residents are advised to closely follow the information in the above documents, including communicating with your landlord as soon as possible.  

Information about other resources is available on the City website.

Legal Aid Society of San Diego has posted a Fact Sheet about the moratoria on their website.  For legal assistance regarding the moratoria, please contact Legal Aid Society or an attorney of your choice.  Additional referrals to legal assistance, as well as other resources, can be found at https://211sandiego.org/

The State of California has provided information on their website regarding mortgage payment relief during the COVID-19 crisis.  

The Neighborhood Services Department, Housing Division, is responsible for planning, facilitation and administration of the following programs and projects:

  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program 
  • Family Self-Sufficiency
  • Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
  • Section 3 Business Opportunities
  • Single-Family Rehab Loan Program
  • Mobile Home Grants Program
  • Rental Rehabilitation
  • Homeownership Assistance Programs
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
  • HOME Affordable Housing Development Program
  • Neighborhood Resource Centers (Chavez, Crown Heights, and Libby Lake)
  • Mobile Home Rent Control
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program

Contact Information

Section 8  Housing Choice Voucher - Rental Assistance (760) 435-3360
Homeownership Assistance - Jacqueline Hess   (760) 435-3389
Fair Housing - Cecilia Barandiaran (760) 435-3385
Rehabilitation Loans and Mobilehome Grants - Jacqueline Hess (760) 435-3389
CDBG - Cecilia Barandiaran (760) 435-3385
General Information (760) 435-3360

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