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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Get the latest information on specific SBCS programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts

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Utility Assistance for National City Families


Free Food for Families in Need


Updates: The City of Chula Vista’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has concluded after 18 months of helping low income Chula Vista renters who experienced a financial hardship due to or during the COVID-19 pandemic.  SBCS, the administrator of the program, has disbursed all remaining funds to qualifying households.   If you are a tenant, landlord, or San Diego Superior Court Staff and have questions about a submitted application, please contact SBCS at 619-271-1805.  Please note that SBCS will need to verify the identity of the caller before providing any information about an ERAP application.   SBCS thanks the City of Chula Vista and all of the partner organizations who collaborated on this program to reach families in need and help them apply for and receive assistance from this program.

Closed COVID 19-Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Latest COVID-19 News

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

SBCS proudly congratulates the graduating class of 2021! Despite the pandemic, students of all ages persevered with strength and the support of family, friends and SBCS staff. Mi Escuelita Preschool [...]

Celebrating Pride 2021

Celebrate Pride month virtually and in-person with SBCS and Our Safe Place partners on Wednesdays throughout June. Join us in commemorating the strength and resiliency of the LGBTQ+ community. Who: [...]

Camp Promise 2021

SBCS-led San Diego Promise Neighborhood will host a free summer camp at Perkins K - 8 from June to July. Students ages 6 - 18 enrolled with the San Diego [...]

(Closed)COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Updates: The City of Chula Vista’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has concluded after 18 months of helping low income Chula Vista renters [...]

SBCS Receives $20,000 Donation from National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to Help Chula Vista Residents Pay their Rent and Utilities

SBCS has received a $20,000 donation for its new rental and utility assistance program that will assist Chula Vista residents who have been impacted by the pandemic from the National [...]

Virtual Job Readiness Session and Fair

San Diego Promise Neighborhood, an SBCS-led initiative, is committed to helping youth and adults secure and sustain stable jobs through the pandemic and beyond. Individuals ages 16 and older are [...]

SBCS Rental Assistance

Tenant Based Rental Assistance(TBRA) - For residents of Chula Vista and National City Because total requests for assistance have exceeded available funding, we have closed our waitlist and are no [...]

SBCS Helps Youth Achieve Self-Sufficiency

Youth experiencing homeless, involved in the juvenile justice system, not enrolled in school or unemployed are among the most vulnerable populations in need of support as challenges caused by the [...]

SBCS President and CEO Kathie Lembo Named One of Top 50 Making A Difference

Congratulations to SBCS President and CEO Kathie Lembo for being recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the region's most influential leaders who have made a difference [...]

Together We Rise: Virtual Pride 2020

Honoring and supporting the LGBTQ+ community remains critically important as we make significant strides toward equity and justice together. Pride Month celebrations are taking on virtual forms this year and [...]