The city of Santa Ana is launching a $6 million stimulus program to assist the city’s most needy residents in getting back on their feet.
According to CBSLA, the Revive Santa Ana Resident Stimulus Program will provide 6 million dollars in prepaid Visa debit cards to 20,000 households after the City Council approved it unanimously on the night of November 16 and increased the total amount to include more homes.
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According to Orange Register, the program aims to assist 20,000 renters in Santa Ana census tracts with poverty levels exceeding the city’s 42 percent median poverty level for a cost of $6 million. In addition, Santa Ana was given $128.3 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to relieve some of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 epidemic, according to Mayor Vicente Sarmiento of the city of Santa Ana, had a disproportionately harmful impact on the poor and those who live in overcrowding, especially in communities with high levels of poverty. Families affected by the disease will benefit from the Resident Stimulus Program, which will put cash back into their local citizens.
The city’s choice comes when the state is still distributing federal stimulus money. Under California’s Golden State Stimulus II, payments of up to $1,100 are available. According to The Sun, taxpayers making less than $75,000 a year and those who filed their 2020 taxes before October 15 were notified by letter.
The city renter, according to ABC7, said that the card would be helpful since the neighborhood’s gentrification and price changes have made life difficult for many people. Workers from the city will go house to house in the coming weeks to hand out cards. If a head of household cannot be located at an address, the delivery will be scheduled for later.