SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Santa Ana residents who are having a hard time paying rent because of the coronavirus crisis can apply for $1,500 in emergency assistance.

The city of Santa Ana last month approved $500,000 in emergency rental relief for low-income households who are not able to make the rent because of the pandemic.

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Residents can apply online for the emergency rental assistance toward any rent due after March 19. Applications will be available until 5 p.m. Friday.

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To be eligible, residents must be a resident of Santa Ana with a current lease or sublease, qualify as a low-income household making 80% of the area median income, or AMI, and be able to provide documentation of inability to pay rent due to coronavirus verified by a letter to a landlord. Online applications must be accompanied by a copy of a photo identification for each adult family member, a copy of the letter to the landlord verifying the inability to pay rent and a copy of the lease or sublease agreement.

To apply, visit the city of Santa Ana’s website.

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The city says if it receives more applications than available funds, recipients will be randomly selected based on a lottery process.