Due to the Regional Stay at Home Order, beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, the Housing Office is closed to the public until further notice. Please drop any required paperwork into the blue drop-box just outside our front door at 321 N. Nevada Street. We are continuing to conduct regular business via telephone and email.

COVID-19 Related Assistance Programs

Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance for Oceanside Residents impacted by COVID-19

Applications are being accepted at this time as funds are available until March 15, 2021, or until depleted.

The City of Oceanside provides a one-time grant to cover three months of rent and utility assistance for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds have been depleted.

Income Limits:Total current annualized household income must not exceed 80% of the household size-adjusted Area Median Income as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See chart below)

COVID-19 Related Financial Hardship: Households must have experienced documented financial hardship directly related to COVID-19.  This includes loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19, being COVID-19 positive or caring for someone who is/was COVID-19 positive or increase in medical expenses incurred as a direct result of COVID-19.

Other Eligibility Notes: Households must not receive any other forms of rental subsidy such as Section 8 or other rental assistance programs, rapid rehousing assistance, or rental assistance from non-profit agencies.  Only one application per residence will be permitted.

The applicant's landlord must agree to participate in the program to process the one-time emergency rental assistance grant.  Payment will be made directly to the landlord on behalf of the applicant household.

For more information on emergency rental assistance payments through the city, please email Oceanside - ERUAP Oceanside-ERUAP@oceansideca.org

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistant Application

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Flyer

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Checklist

Emergencia Assistencia de Rental Aplicación

Se Ha Extendido el Plazo Para Applicar

Lista de Documentos

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 - Sue Harder (760) 435-3378
Fair Housing - Cecilia Barandiaran (760) 435-3385
Rehabilitation Loans and Mobilehome Grants - Sue Harder (760) 435-3378
CDBG - Cecilia Barandiaran (760) 435-3385
General Information (760) 435-3360

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