While some individuals can continue to work, most people have temporarily lost their jobs. Fortunately we live in a world of very generous and compasionate individuals.
Large tech giants have stepped up and donated millions toward the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System. The emergency assistance program is intended to provide help with rent payments or other basic needs to county residents who make less than 80 percent of the area median income.
There is currently an “Eviction Moratorium” in place. For how long is really undetermined at this time. This does not mean a waiver of rent owed. However, it could mean a delay in receiving rents. It also means tenants may have to play catch up to stay in their homes when the moratorium is lifted and people get back to work. Tenants should seek assistance now from organizations like Sacred Heart to avoid back rent being owed in the future.
For information about unemployment benefits visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
In the meantime continue to shelter in place and stay safe.