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Many residents have been affected by Covid-19. Luckily, many of these residents could soon be receiving thousands of dollars to help them with their needs, with cities like Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Santa Ana all pitching in.

Earlier this week, City Council members voted 6-0 to approve agreements with Mercy House Living Centers and Serving People in Need, according to the VoiceOfOC. Mercy House Living Center will help residents without children while Serving People in Need will help residents with children. Mercy House Living Centers will receive up to about $180,000, helping around 20 households, whereas Serving People in Need will receive up to about $207,000 helping around 30 households. 

It is really important for our residents that they know they have relief if they need it,” says City Council Member Chavez. This program will grant residents about $6,000 or few full months of rent. The non-profit estimates they will be able to help up to 50 households in Costa Mesa alone by having the ability to issue checks directly to property managers and landlords.