The Housing Authority of Tulare County provides rental assistance to very low and moderate-income families, seniors and the handicapped throughout the county. The Housing Authority offers many different programs, including the conventional public housing program, the housing choice voucher program, the farm labor program for families with farm labor income, senior housing programs, and other housing programs. All programs are handicap accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be requested from our staff, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The Housing Authority of Tulare County has a variety of offices located throughout the County. Although offices are closed to the public due to the statewide Shelter at Home order; Housing Authority staff will continue to work and be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have via phone, mail, fax or e-mail. Visit the Housing Authority website for information on how to contact an office near you.
The Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and the Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness is working collaboratively with regional partners to provide support and assistance to our homeless populations during the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 within our homeless communities. Listed below are a variety of resources available to those experiencing homelessness or in need of services to prevent homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tulare County COVID-19 Operations Center has mobilized a Homeless Liaison Team. For questions and more information regarding these programs, contact the Homeless Liaison team by email at: HLTCovid19@tularehhsa.org or by phone at: (559) 624-7296.
The Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance has been working closely with Tulare County to implement measures that help keep our unhoused neighbors safe during the COVID-19 crisis.
Any person experiencing homelessness with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should contact their primary care physician or call the Family HealthCare Network COVID-19 Hotline at (559) 741-8444.
We know that the spread of COVID-19 can be particularly dangerous for those experiencing homelessness. Individuals without stable housing not only face greater difficulty taking preventative actions, but they are often in poorer health. Listed below is a summary of activities underway to assist people experiencing homelessness during this crisis.
One of our top priorities since the COVID-19 outbreak has been to identify sites to isolate homeless individuals who have tested positive for the virus and quarantine individuals who are well but have been identified as being extremely vulnerable to the virus. This model aims to keep these individuals out of shelters and encampments and lower the risk of exposure to other members of the homeless population to slow the virus’ spread.
The Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance has been closely monitoring COVID-19. Alliance staff is taking all necessary steps to limit the possibility of spreading the virus and perpetuating the pandemic for the health and safety of staff, clients, and the homeless community at large.
For resources and information on what the Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance has available during the COVID-19 pandemic visit the Kings Tulare Homeless Alliance website.
California issued a statewide moratorium on residential evictions for renters who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 related economic hardships. The moratorium went into effect on March 27 and is valid through May 31, 2020.
If COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay all or part of your rent, you should:
For more information visit the Office of Governor Newsom.
The State of California is working to soften the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents who are struggling to pay their mortgage and bills. Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and nearly 200 state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers have committed to providing relief for consumers and homeowners in California.
For more information on financial institutions providing relief, the statewide 90-day grace period for mortgage payments, and other financial relief programs visit the California COVID-19 Response website.