Volume 199 | Nov. 23 - 27, 2020
Moreno Valley Rental Rescue Program to Help Residents Stay Housed
Moreno Valley renters or residents experiencing homelessness who meet the eligibility requirements may receive one-time rental assistance under the newly created Moreno Valley Rental Rescue Program. Eligible households may have access to up to $5,000 to help with past-due rent or utilities, or costs of acquiring permanent housing, such as application fees, security or utility deposits, moving costs, etc.

The MoVal Rental Rescue Program is a partnership between the City of Moreno Valley and Inland SoCal United Way, using $1.68 million in federal CARES Act funding, recently approved by Mayor Gutierrez and the City Council.

For more information and to find out if you might qualify for one-time rental assistance, please contact United Way by calling 2-1-1, or visit www.uwiv.org or www.moval.org/rentalrescue. The Rental Rescue Program is set to run through March 30, 2021, but may continue should more funding become available.
Mask-up for FREE, MoVal!
While news of potential vaccines has sparked hope that we may get control of the virus in 2021, mass vaccination is apparently still months away. In the meantime, the best way to prevent the spread is by wearing a mask and keeping our distance. Free masks are still available from the City of Moreno Valley. They can be picked up at any of the City's three library branches -- Main, Mall and Iris Plaza -- and at the Employment Resource Center (ERC).
Public Works Crews Clean Up as They Go
Cleaning up as you go just makes good sense. That's why MoVal's Public Works crews clean up litter and weeds wherever they happen to be working. Recently they made a world of difference at the intersection of Cactus and Lasselle. And here's a before-and-after look at the Nason St. median.

Amazingly, crews removed approximately 640 tons of debris and trash last year from roadsides, channels, storm drain inlets, and through street sweeping.

Mayor Welcomes New Holiday Attraction
Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez was on hand recently to welcome a new holiday business to town. Light it Up MoVal, located at the Moreno Valley Mall parking lot, offers a beautiful half-mile, 15-minute drive-thru holiday light show synced with classic and modern holiday music. The show, which features more than a million LED lights, runs each night through New Year's Eve. Here's a video look!
A Visit to: Gateway Park
Gateway Park, located at 23975 Manzanita Ave., is a great place to make an afternoon of it, what with its playground and eight picnic shelters. Gateway also offers barbecues, convenient off-street parking, restrooms and security lighting -- plus, a great big grassy hill kids would love to play on. Learn about Gateway Park and all of Moreno Valley's beautiful parks online!
Small Business Saturday: Shop MoVal!
Looking for an easy way to help the community? Then remember to Shop MoVal! While the day after Black Friday is known as Small Business Saturday, shopping locally is something we can all do more of all year round. Why shop locally? It's a good way to get great deals; it supports local jobs and households, which is especially important during the pandemic; boosts commerce at other local small businesses; and keeps the sales tax paid on those purchases right here in MoVal to support the vital public services we all count on. This Saturday and any time, please Shop MoVal!