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Internet Access/Distance Learning

For families that are looking for access to the Internet for distance learning, AT&T is offering an affordable way to stay connected with Internet service for $10/month and expanded eligibility requirements.

Find more details at att.com/access or call (855) 220-5211.

Eviction Protection

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Santa Clarita City Council passed an urgency ordinance placing a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions due to non-payment of rent. To mirror the Executive Order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, the urgency ordinance is retroactive to March 4, 2020, and will remain in effect through May 31, 2020, unless the Governor further extends his Executive Order. At the time of its expiration, a tenant will have six months to pay the delinquent amount of rent, in addition to any then currently due rent. Read the full Ordinance No. 20-3.

*On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Santa Clarita City Council adopted an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 20-3 to extend the eviction moratorium period through June 30, 2020, and allow for a nine-month rent payback period.

Read the full Ordinance No. 20-4.

*On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Santa Clarita City Council passed an ordinance to extend its eviction moratorium (Ordinance No. 20-3) through August 31, 2020.

Read the full Ordinance No. 20-6.

The State of California Department of Consumer Affairs has also developed a resource booklet with information regarding housing and eviction protection. Read “California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities.”

Unemployment

The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has resources available for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who are sick or quarantined, have reduced hours, or are self-employed. See the resources available and apply for unemployment benefits on the EDD’s website.

Utility Protection

Residents in Santa Clarita can seek relief on their utility bills from Southern California Edison and SoCalGas. Both utility providers have suspended disconnections for non-payment and are offering account holders flexible payment options for those impacted financially by COVID-19. Please visit Southern California Edison and SoCalGas for more information.

Edison: sce.com

SoCalGas: socalgas.com/coronavirus

DMV

The California Department of Motor Vehicles continues to provide essential services to Californians by mail, through online services and via available kiosks. All field offices in California reopened on June 9, 2020, though some services may be unavailable. Visit the DMV online to confirm available services before going in person.

Courthouses

The Los Angeles Superior Court has begun reopening courthouses and has resumed some operations for trials. Criminal jury trials will not resume until at least August 2020. All in-person services from the Clerk’s Office require an appointment. For specific questions, please visit the Los Angeles Superior Court’s website.

Free Meals for Children

Free meals for school-age children from the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency. Read the Press Release

Delivered Meals for Seniors

Seniors and those in need of meals delivered to their home can stay safe and support local businesses through the Great Plates Delivered program offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services. Visit the Great Plates Delivered website for information.