Updated: September 8th, 2020
NEW - CITY OF LA HABRA EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The City of La Habra's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) (Spanish version click HERE) will provide emergency rental assistance grants to income-eligible individuals and families residing in La Habra who have been economically impacted through job loss, furlough, or reduction in work hours as a direct result of COVID-19. Emergency grants are rental payments made to a landlord/property management company on behalf of an income-eligible applicant for a maximum of three (3) consecutive months in order for the applicant to maintain housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications will be accepted from September 8th, 2020, through September 22nd, 2020. The application (English version click HERE, Spanish version click HERE) must be received by the City by 5;00 p.m. on September 22nd, 2020. Applications may be submitted by mail or in person by visiting the City of La Habra Community Development Department at La Habra City Hall (110 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra, CA 90631).
As noted in the ERAP Guidelines (English version click HERE, Spanish version click HERE), the City of La Habra recommends all applications be delivered in person to ensure delivery. Hand delivered applications may be submitted Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in a sealed envelope. The submission of an application DOES NOT guarantee award of a grant to the applicant. At the conclusion of the application period, the City will hold a lottery to randomly order and preliminarily select the individuals and families that are eligible for the award of an ERAP grant. Once selected, the City will conduct a review of the application to confirm eligibility and request any additional documentation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review the ERAP guidelines to ensure their application includes all necessary documents and failure to provide all requested documents may result in an applicant's ineligibility. Applicants are encouraged to contact the City of La Habra Housing Division at 562-383-4108 before they submit their application.
Successful applicants will be contacted by the City once the application submission period has concluded. In the event the number of eligible applicants does not exceed the total funding available for the program, the City will continue to operate the program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please direct all ERAP questions to the City of La Habra Housing Division at 562-383-4108.
NEW - COUNTY OF ORANGE MOVES TO "RED TIER" (SEPTEMBER 8, 2020)
The County of Orange has moved from the "Purple Tier" to the "Red Tier" as part of the state's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Newsom's "Blue Print for a Safer Economy." This action allows certain business sectors to re-open immediately and businesses to expand their operations with certain restrictions. See the Orange County press release for more specific information on this may impact business operations.
If you need information regarding the City of La Habra’s outdoor dining program, please click HERE. For more specific information about the State’s closure mandate, please visit the State of California’s COVID-19 website HERE.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS
On Thursday, June 18th, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued new guidance regarding the use of face coverings. The guidance mandates that face coverings be worn statewide and that individuals must wear face coverings when they are in any of the following situations:
- Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public space;
- Obtaining services from the healthcare sector;
- Waiting for or riding on public transportation or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle;
- Engaged in work, whether at the work place or performing off-site work;
- While outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of hte same household or residence is not feasible.
As a result, the City of La Habra will require staff and visitors to wear a face mask in public areas within City buildings and adhere to all social distancing protocols. This requirement will remain in effect until further notice and we request your cooperation in this matter.
To see an update (dated June 24, 2020) on the State of California’s COVID-19 "Pandemic Resilience Roadmap," please click HERE.
LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS NEWS AND NOTES
Stay informed about what’s happening in your local school districts and how they’re responding to COVID-19 by visiting school district websites at:
Fullerton Joint Union High School District: https://www.fjuhsd.org/
La Habra City School District: https://www.lahabraschools.org/
Lowell Joint School District: https://www.ljsd.org/
COVID-19 CASE REPORTS
In accordance with guidance from the Orange County Health Care Agency, all employees at essential businesses are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering while at work, as are all residents engaged in essential activities outside the home. For more information on the County’s guidance, please click HERE.
SOME CITY FACILITIES ARE NOW OPEN
La Habra City Hall, the La Habra Community Center Front Desk, and the La Habra Police Department Lobby are open to the public. Visitors are asked to wear a face mask while inside these buildings and follow all social distancing protocols (for example, maintain a six-foot distance, refrain from hand shakes, etc.). All other City facilities remain closed to the public.
For residents and visitors who choose to continue self-isolation, the public may also conduct business with the City by phone, email or online at the City’s website. The following is a list of phone numbers to contact City staff regarding:
- Business License Information: 562-383-4065
- Water Billing and Payments: 562-383-4070
- Community Development: 562-383-4100
- Building Inspections: 562-383-4122
- Code Enforcement: 562-383-4143
- Community Services: 562-383-4200
- Senior Lunch Program: 562-383-4200
- Public Works Department: 562-383-4170
- Police Department: 562-383-4300
As always, in the event of an emergency please call 9-1-1.
FOR TIPS ON WHERE TO FIND HELP OR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO COPE WITH COVID-19 CAN BE FOUND HERE
HOW IS THE CITY OF LA HABRA RESPONDING?
Subject to further guidance from State of California or the Orange County Health Care Agency, the City of La Habra has cancelled or postponed all public and private events at City-owned facilities. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate your understanding and support. We will continue to provide new information as it becomes available.
Upcoming public events, programs, and classes that have been cancelled or suspended include the following:
All adult and youth recreation classes have been cancelled until further notice. Class fees will be either fully/partially refunded to participants based on the number of classes that have already been conducted.
All senior Health & Wellness/Exercise, Creative Arts, Senior Movie Days, Bingo, and Mature Driver classes have been cancelled until further notice.
The La Habra Children’s Museum is closed until further notice.
City of La Habra Senior Programs
Senior Cafe meals that are typically served Mon-Fri at the Community Center are now provided as a take-home/delivery service. Seniors that are registered in the Meals on Wheels congregate meal program are eligible to receive frozen meals. The City prefers to deliver meals to registered participants, but pick-up is allowed.
Frozen meals will be delivered once a week on Tuesday. Deliveries typically will occur between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For more information, please call 562-383-4200.
The Senior Shuttle will remain in operation.
For those residents and business-owners who prefer not to visit City Hall for business assistance, please contact us via one of the following methods:
- Water bill payments: online or call 562-383-4070
- Business license payments: online or call 562-383-4065
- Public records requests: via email (email@example.com) or call 562-383-4030
- All other requests: call 562-383-4010
The City’s Public Works Yard is closed to the public; however, visitors may instead call or email staff for assistance. As always, in the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
The City will reassess the closure of facilities and cancellation/postponement of events and programs as the situation progresses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate the public’s understanding and support. Please call us at 562-383-4010 or visit this page for updated information.
SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN CITY FEES AND REGULATIONS
PARKING ENFORCEMENT - Street Sweeping Enforcement will resume Monday, September 28, 2020.
The City of La Habra will resume issuing citations for street sweeping parking violations beginning September 28, 2020. If you would like more information about the City’s street sweeping schedule, including specific information for your street, please visit the City’s website at www.lahabraca.gov/197/Sweeping-Schedule, or contact the La Habra Police Department at 562-383-4344.
Please note: Overnight Parking enforcement remains suspended until further notice.
WATER UTILITY PAYMENTS AND SHUTOFFS - During the term of the emergency declaration, the City of La Habra will temporarily suspend water utility customer shut-offs for nonpayment and waive all late payment fees. However, unpaid bills must be brought current once the emergency declaration has been terminated. For more information, please call the Finance Department at 562-383-4050.
The City of La Habra has temporarily suspended late payment fees for business license renewals. The suspension will remain in effect for the term of the City’s COVID-19 emergency declaration; however, unpaid fees must be brought current once the emergency declaration has been terminated. For more information, please call the Finance Department at 562-383-4050.
The City of La Habra has temporarily suspended banner permit requirements, fees, and enforcement of regulations related to temporary signage for local businesses and non-profits. For more information, please call the Community Development Department at 562-383-4100.
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
NEW - ORANGE COUNTY 4TH DISTRICT SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM (EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 22ND)
The application period for the "4th District Small Business Grant Program," a program to help small businesses and non-profits experiencing financial loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, has been extended through August 22nd, 2020. The program provides applicants with up to $10,000 in funding depending on need, and is allocated to eligible businesses and non-profits in cities within the 4th District.
To learn more and to apply, please visit the application portal at https://mainstreetlaunch.org/orange-county-district-4-phase-2/ or call the 4th District Office at 714-834-3440.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a variety of economic development tools intended to aid businesses that have been affected by COVID-19, including loan programs. For more information, please click here or visit www.sba.gov.
To learn more about programs administered by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the latest news on how EDD is helping Californians affected by COVID-19, including information on unemployment insurance, please visit their page HERE.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Orange County Health Agency (OC Health) both provide regular situation reports on COVID-19 and efforts to address the situation at both the federal and local level, as well as helpful information on the disease, tips on how to prevent its spread, a description of symptoms, and answers to frequently asked questions. To learn more, please visit: