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Hardship Qualifications
Proof of Income Documentation
You must include the current Federal Income Tax Return (form 1040, 1040A) and copies of all the following that apply for the individual(s) cited.

Additional current proof of income required
Listed below is the income verification we accept:
  • Current year Letter 1722 from IRS for non-income adults 1-800-829-1040
  • Current year Verification of Social Security Benefits (SSA) 1-800-772-1213
  • Current year Verification of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 1-800-772-1213
  • Current year Welfare or General Assistance eligibility (Notice of Action / Income Verification)
  • Current year Documentation of Unemployment from Employment Development Department (EDD) 408-436-5600

A business must also provide the Schedule C as proof of income.

General Qualifications
  • Business Owner Deposit Waiver Guidelines for 2016:A business MUST be sole proprietorship, have no employees and the gross receipts from the Schedule C, line 1 will be at or below the poverty level.
    • 2016: $23,760
  • Residential Advance Deposit Waiver Guidelines for 2016
    • 1 dependent:  $23,760 annual gross income
    • 2 dependents: $32,040 annual gross income
    • 3 dependents: $40,320 annual gross income
    • 4 dependents: $48,600 annual gross income
    • 5 dependents: $56,880 annual gross income
    • 6 dependents: $65,160 annual gross income
    • 7 dependents: $73,460 annual gross income
    • 8 dependents: $81,780 annual gross income
    • Each additional person: $4,160


The information you provide will assist the City in deciding whether you qualify for a waiver of advance deposit for your hearing request.

The advance deposit hardship waiver program is voluntary If you choose to apply, You must provide the information requested. Failure to provide sufficient information will result in a determination of ineligibility for this wavier.

Note: The Citation date and weekends are included in the 15 and 30 day hearing request period.

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