In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, many Californians are facing challenging times.  Thousands have seen their hours reduced, and wages stifled, due to the rapidly spreading virus.  With the Bay Area enduring a crippling shelter in place order, and similar measures being considered for Los Angeles, many California tenants face financial turmoil and may have to choose between medicine or making the rent.

In response to the unprecedented obstacles facing California tenants, the states of California and many local cities and counties, have passed laws giving tenants emergency protections, including moratoriums on evictions, emergency temporary rent suspensions, and unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit suspensions.

Below is the definitive guide to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Related Tenant Protections.  If you have a question about anything in this guide or your tenant rights, please do not hesitate to contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant lawyer today. Although our office is physically closed and our attorneys are practicing social distancing due to the pandemic, we are available to help during the crisis.  (415) 226-7170 || contact@astanehelaw.com|| astanehelaw.com

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Emergency California Tenant Protections

California

Effective immediately, California tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, California landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, California tenants must:

  1. Be current on the rent due before March 27, 2020;
  2. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  3. Within seven days after the rent comes due, provide the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting or suspected of contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted or was suspected of contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19, the state of emergency, or a government response; or,
  4. The tenant missed work to care for a child whose school was closed in response to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, termination notices, payroll checks, pay stubs, bank statements, medical bills, or signed letters or statements from an employer or supervisor explaining the tenant’s changed financial circumstances, to support the tenant’s assertion of an inability to pay.

Although California tenants must pay any deferred rent, the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not specify a timeframe for repayment.  Since landlords cannot file an unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit to recover any deferred rent, California tenants and landlords are advised to work out a payment plan that is fair to tenants during this time of crisis.

The California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until at least May 31, 2020.

Click here to read the unabridged California Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

If you are a California tenant with questions about your rights under the statewide Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium or have questions about California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.

San Francisco

The City & County of San Francisco quickly acted to protect San Francisco tenants during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic with eviction protections.  Presently, San Francisco tenants are protected by an eviction moratorium, which prohibits residential evictions related to financial impacts and disruptions caused by Coronavirus.

To obtain San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction protections, San Francisco tenants must:

  1. Notify their landlord that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide their landlord with evidence of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact.

Under the San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include substantial income loss, hours reduction, layoff, the need to miss work to care for home-bound children, and Coronavirus/COVID-19 related medical expenses.

Evidence of impacts include paystubs, time cards, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or Coronavirus/COVID-19 related medical bills.  San Francisco tenants have one week following notification of impact to provide evidence to their landlord.

San Francisco tenants have six months after the San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium ends to repay any back rent.

The San Francisco Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium is effective for thirty (30) days, but the Mayor can extend it for an additional 30 days.

Oakland

Oakland tenants are protected from evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Oakland landlords may not evict a tenant, except where the eviction is necessary to protect the health and safety of other occupants at the property.

The Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until at least May 31, 2020.  The Oakland City Council may extend it.

Oakland Landlords Cannot Evict Oakland Tenants for Non-Payment of Rent During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

The Oakland Eviction Moratorium also allows tenants to defer rent due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 economic impacts.  Where a tenant has not paid rent during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, they are permitted to defer rent payments due to Coronavirus/COVID-19-related substantial income loss or expenses increases.  To qualify for deferment, the tenant’s rent must have been late due to:

  1. Loss of employment, reduction in hours due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Inability to work because their children were out of school due tot eh Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Inability to work due to contracting the Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Inability to work due to caring for a family or household member with the Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  5. Complying with a government agency recommendation to self-quarantine; or,
  6. Incurring substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

No Late Fees for Rent Deferred due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19

Oakland landlords may not impose late fees on deferred rent.  To qualify for late fee protection, the tenant’s rent must have been late due to:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Complying with a government self-quarantine recommendation;
  3. Substantial loss in income due to a reduction in hours or employment;
  4. Caring for children who were out of school;
  5. Caring for a household or family member who contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  6. Incurring substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Does the Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Deferment Apply to Unpaid Rent Due Before the Local Emergency?

No, the Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not cover unpaid rent due before March 9, 2020, the date that the City of Oakland declared a local emergency.

Can Oakland Landlords Increase Rent During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic?

No, the Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also includes a rent increase limitation. The rent increase limitation only covers Oakland rental units covered by the Oakland Rent Ordinance.  For a rent increase notice served or set to take effect on a covered unit on or after March 9, 2020, the rent increase may not be over 3.5%.

Additionally, all rent increase notices must, during the local state of emergency, include the following statement:

During the Local Emergency declared by the City of Oakland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, your rent may not be increased in excess of the CPI Rent Adjustment (3.5% until June 30, 2020), unless required for the landlord to obtain a fair return. You may contact the Rent Adjustment Program at (510) 238–3721 for additional information and referrals.

Although Oakland tenants may defer rent payments during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency, they will have to pay deferred rent in the future.

San Jose

Presently, a temporary eviction moratorium protects San Jose tenants for financial impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. San Jose tenants demonstrating an inability to pay rent due to loss of income or other financial impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 are protected from eviction.

To qualify for eviction protection, San Jose tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. They must provide their landlord documentation evidencing that they have suffered a substantial loss of income due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or related emergency declarations.

Under the San Jose Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include, job loss, reduction of work hours, job closure, furlough or layoff, the need to miss work to care for home-bound children, or state or local emergency actions that prevent the tenant from working.

To prove substantial loss of income, San Jose tenants may provide their landlords the following documents, employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

After the San Jose Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium ceases, San Jose landlords may collect unpaid rent.

Additionally, the San Jose Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium temporarily extends San Jose’s just cause for eviction protections to single-family homes, rooms rented in single-family homes, duplexes, condominiums, affordable housing units, and mobilehomes.

Already effective, the San Jose Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium is slated to remain effective through April 17, 2020. The San Jose City Council may extend it.

Berkeley

The Berkeley City Council passed the sweeping Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance, codified at Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.110, to protect Berkeley tenants from Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial impacts.  Under the Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance, Berkeley Tenants demonstrating an inability to pay rent due to loss of income or income disruption due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction. Additionally, the Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance halts all no-fault residential evictions, except when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.

To qualify for the Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 related impacts eviction moratorium, Berkeley tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Notify their landlord in writing of income disruption and inability to pay rent with attached documentation.

Under the Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance, Coronavirus/COVID-19 related impacts include, a substantial decrease in household income, or substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses. Presumably, Coronavirus/COVID-19 related job loss, furloughs, job closures, or reduction in hours would qualify.

Permissible supporting documentation likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

The Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance prohibits all residential no-fault evictions, such as owner move-in, relative move-in, or Ellis Act evictions.  However, no-fault residential evictions are permissible when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.

Additionally, the Berkeley COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance prohibits Berkeley landlords from serving notices to pay rent or quit, and filing and prosecuting evictions actions, where the landlord knows that the tenant cannot pay all or some of their rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

After the Coronavirus state of emergency ceases, a landlord has the right to collect unpaid rent; However, the landlord may not charge or collect a late fee for the unpaid rent.

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County tenants are protected by an extensive Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  The Los Angeles County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium applies to residential tenants halts all no-fault evictions.  The Los Angeles County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium is retroactive to March 4 and lasts until May 31, 2020.

Los Angeles County tenants will six months following the end of the eviction moratorium to pay unpaid rent.

Sacramento

The Sacramento City Council passed a Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, codified at Sacramento City Code § 5.156.090, to protect Sacramento tenants from Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial impacts. Under the Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Sacramento tenants demonstrating an inability to pay all or a portion of rent due to loss of income or income disruption due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction. Additionally, the Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits Sacramento landlords from serving notices to pay rent or quit, and filing and prosecuting unlawful detainers for nonpayment of rent where the tenant qualifies for the moratorium.

To qualify for the Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Sacramento tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Preemptively notify their landlord in writing of income disruption and inability to pay rent with attached documentation; and,
  3. Pay any portion of rent that the tenant can pay.

Under the Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, covered impacts include a tenant’s loss of income due to:

  1. The tenant contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. The tenant caring for a household or family member sick with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. The tenant suffering layoff, job loss, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19 or the state of emergency;
  4. The tenant’s compliance with a government stay home, self-quarantine order; and,
  5. The tenant’s need to miss work to care for a home-bound school-aged child.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or letters from a home-bound child’s school providing notice of closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

After the Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency ceases, Sacramento tenants have 120 days to pay any unpaid rent.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Santa Monica landlords cannot evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Santa Monica tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide, in writing, notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Santa Monica Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Santa Monica tenants must eventually pay the unpaid rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the Santa Monica Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Additionally, water service shut-offs are temporarily suspended for Santa Monica tenants.

Culver City

Culver City tenants affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Culver City landlords may not evict residential tenants for nonpayment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Culver City tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide, in writing, a notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact.

Under the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Loss of income due to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 workplace closure;
  2. Child-care expenditures due to school closures;
  3. Health care expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Loss of income expenses due to caring for a household member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  5. Reasonable expenses related to government emergency measures.

Although the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not expressly require the tenant to submit supporting documentation, retaining supporting documentation behooves tenants if their landlord disputes the tenants request for delayed rent.  Helpful supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Under the Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, tenants have six months following the expiration of the state of emergency to pay any unpaid rent.

The Culver City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium exempts evictions of qualified tenants where the eviction is necessary to address an imminent and objectively verifiable threat to the health and safety of a member of the tenant’s household, other residents at the property, the landlord, or the landlord’s employees.

Stockton

Stockton tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic automatically if they are over the age of sixty-five or disabled, or where they suffer income disruption related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.  Until at least mid-April 2020, Stockton landlords cannot evict qualified tenants under the Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance.

As stated above, tenants who are over the age of 65 or disabled automatically qualify for the Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance.  Disabled tenants are anyone with a compromised immune system, heart disease, diabetes, or other serious and chronic medical condition that affects the respiratory system.

Additionally, tenants who, due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, and related government emergency measures, have suffered a substantial loss of income and cannot pay rent, can qualify for eviction protections.

The Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance covers mobilehome tenants and owners.

Tenants who are not over the age of 65 or disabled, as defined above, can qualify for the Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance.  To qualify for the Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance, Stockton tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them; and,
  2. Provide, in writing, to their landlord a notice of inability to pay rent due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation or other proof.

Under the Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance, impacts include:

  1. Job loss;
  2. A reduction of compensated work hours;
  3. Employer’s business closure;
  4. Missing work due to a minor child’s school closure; or,
  5. Other similarly-caused reasons resulting in a loss of income related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, paycheck stubs, a letter from an employer citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as the reason for termination, layoff, job closure, or reduced work hours, a letter from a school declaring school closure related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Additionally, elderly tenants may provide a driver’s licenses or other identification that indicates their age.

Disabled tenants may provide a medical letter from a healthcare professional.

The Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance prohibits Stockton landlords from evicting Stockton tenants for non-payment of rent.  The Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance requires the landlord to demonstrate that the termination of tenancy is for a cause other than the non-payment of rent.

A landlord’s failure to comply with the Stockton COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance is an affirmative defense in an unlawful detainer (eviction) action.

San Diego (City)

On March 17, 2020, the San Diego City Council adopted a resolution directing the creation of a temporary emergency Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium for residential evictions due to non-payment of rent related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption.

Additionally, the San Diego City Council adopted the following resolutions benefiting San Diego tenants:

  1. Request the San Diego Housing Commission draft and present proposals for a temporary Coronavirus/COVID-19 related eviction moratorium for property owned by the San Diego Housing Authority;
  2. Request the San Diego Superior Court temporarily suspend all pending residential eviction cases and reject new filings and residential eviction cases during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic;
  3. Request the San Diego Sheriff suspend service of unlawful detainer (eviction) actions and enforcement of evictions within the City of San Diego due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 related non-payment of rent cases;
  4. Explore relief from late fees and utility shut-offs due to non-payment resulting from the Coronavirus/COVID-19; and,
  5. Explore the feasibility of temporary commercial Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium for small businesses.

Alameda (City)

Alameda tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption.  In effect for at least sixty days, the Alameda Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits landlords from evicting due to non-payment of rent related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Additionally, the moratorium prohibits utility shut offs, except during emergency.

Unlike many other Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium laws, the Alameda Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium operates as a defense to an unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit. This means that the tenant does not have a duty to preemptively notify their landlord of the need for a Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption, or provide evidence.  Of course, it behooves tenants to provide this information to the landlord and avoid having to defend against an unlawful detainer (eviction) action.

To qualify for the Alameda Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium protections, Alameda tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the tenant has suffered a substantial loss of income due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the tenant;
  3. Demonstrate with substantial evidence that the tenant, or their household, has suffered a substantial loss of income; and,
  4. The notice to quit or pay rent must have been served on or after March 1, 2020.

Under the Alameda Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, substantial losses of income include:

  1. A reduction of 20% or more of the tenant’s monthly gross pay;
  2. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  3. Extraordinary child care needs arising from school or childcare closures, relating to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the Alameda Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, covered impacts include, but are not limited to:

  1. The need to remain off work due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 symptoms of the tenant or a household member and the lack of paid sick leave;
  2. The tenant’s need to self-quarantine because of exposure to Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the lack of paid sick leave;
  3. A reduction in the number of hours for which the tenant is paid;
  4. Job loss due to business closure; or,
  5. The need to be off work to care for children due to school (K-12 or a licensed child care center/family daycare center) closure.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or letters from a home-bound child’s school providing notice of closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Burbank

Burbank tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Until at least April 30, 2020, Burbank landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Unlike many other Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium laws, the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium operates as both a moratorium on evictions and as a defense to an unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit. This means that the tenant does not have a duty to preemptively notify their landlord of the need for a Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruption, or provide evidence.  Of course, it behooves a tenant to provide such information to the landlord and avoid defending against an unlawful detainer (eviction) action.

To qualify for the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium/affirmative defense, the Burbank tenant must:

  1. Demonstrate a Coronavirus/COVID-19 or government emergency measure related substantial decrease in household income or a substantial out-of-pocket medical expense; and,
  2. Provide documentation.

Under the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, covered impacts include, but are not limited to,

  1. Layoff;
  2. A reduction in the number of compensable hours of work; or,
  3. A substantial decrease in business income (commercial tenants).

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

After the Burbank Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency ceases, Burbank tenants have six months to pay back due rent.

Monterey County

Monterey County tenants, not living an incorporated city or town, will likely soon become protected from eviction should the Monterey County Superior Court adopt a letter from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors requesting that the Court suspend all evictions until May 31, 2020. The Board may later request that the Superior Court extend the Monterey County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Presently, the Monterey County Superior Court is reviewing the Board of Supervisors’ request and expects to make a final determination in the near future.

Although the Board of Supervisors’ request has not yet been adopted, Monterey County unlawful detainer (eviction) cases have been stayed through March 2020.

Should the Monterey County Superior Court adopt the Board of Supervisors’ request, Monterey County tenants must still pay rent during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Pasadena

Pasadena tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 for non-payment of rent, and from performing no-fault evictions, except when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.

The Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits evictions due to non-payment of rent for Coronavirus/COVID-19 impacted tenants, and also no-fault evictions, except when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.

To qualify for the Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Pasadena tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has financially impacted them;
  2. Providing, in writing, notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, covered impacts include a tenant’s lost household income due to:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who is sick with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other Coronavirus/COVID-19 economic impacts;
  4. Compliance with a government order to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregation during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closures related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or letters from a home-bound child’s school providing notice of closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also prohibits no-fault evictions during the state of emergency. Covered no-fault evictions are any eviction for which the notice to terminate the tenancy is not based on alleged fault by the residential tenant.  This means that, during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Pasadena tenants who comply with all applicable laws are protected from losing their homes.

A Pasadena tenant who received a termination of tenancy notice served prior to the Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium effective date is still protected.  The tenant is not required to move during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency.  The landlord cannot prosecute an unlawful detainer based on the underlying termination of tenancy notice while the Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium is effective.

The Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until the later of the termination of any local emergency in Pasadena relating to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

After the Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency ceases, Pasadena tenants have six months to pay unpaid rent.  Pasadena landlords may not charge or collect late fees for delayed rent.  Additionally, Pasadena landlords may not seek such unpaid rent through eviction proceedings.

Vallejo

Vallejo tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Vallejo landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial disruption or out-of-pocket medical costs related to the pandemic.

To qualify for eviction protections, Vallejo tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency measure has impacted them;
  2. Provide, in writing, notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Vallejo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. A substantial decrease in household income caused by a layoff, or a reduction in work hours; or,
  2. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or medical bills evidencing substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Although Vallejo tenants must eventually pay rent suspended under the law, the Vallejo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not provide a repayment due date.

The Vallejo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also prohibits the City of Vallejo from disconnecting or restricting water during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. However, customers who lost water prior to March 1, 2020, will not see automatic service restoration.

The Vallejo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will remain in effect until the Vallejo state of emergency has ceased.

Inglewood

Inglewood tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Inglewood landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial disruptions.  Additionally, the Inglewood Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium includes a 45-day moratorium on all no-fault evictions.

To qualify for eviction protections, Inglewood tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Preemptively provide their landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, with supporting documentation.

Under the Inglewood Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who is sick with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Layoff, loss of hours, or other Coronavirus/COVID-19 economic impact resulting in income reduction;
  4. Compliance with a government precautionary measure, such as an order to stay home or self-quarantine;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 that exceed 1/3 of the tenant’s rent; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from Coronavirus/COVID-19 school closures.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or letters from a home-bound child’s school providing notice of closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

As stated above, the Inglewood Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium includes a 45-day moratorium on all no-fault evictions.  No-fault evictions presently suspended include:

  1. Owner move-in or relative move-in evictions;
  2. Ellis Act evictions;
  3. Demolition evictions; and,
  4. Substantial repair evictions.

Glendale

Glendale tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Glendale landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Glendale tenants must demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them.

Under the Glendale Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Loss of income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 related workplace closure or reduction in hours;
  2. Child care expenditures due to school closures;
  3. Health care expenses related to being ill with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Caring for a member of the tenant’s household who contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  5. Reasonable expenditures stemming from government precautionary measures.

Glendale tenants have six months following the expiration of the local state of emergency to pay any suspended rent.

Oxnard

Oxnard tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Oxnard landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Oxnard tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to the landlord a written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Oxnard Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Non-payment of rent due to substantial decrease in household income caused by layoffs, or a reduction in work hours; or,
  2. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or medical bills related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Although Oxnard tenants must eventually pay rent suspended under the law, the Oxnard Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not provide a repayment due date.

Simi Valley

Simi Valley tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Simi Valley landlords cannot evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Simi Valley tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to the landlord a written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Simi Valley Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Non-payment of rent due to substantial decrease in household income caused by layoffs, or a reduction in work hours; or,
  2. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or medical bills related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Although Simi Valley tenants must eventually pay rent suspended under the law, the Simi Valley Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not provide a repayment due date.

Fresno

Fresno tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Fresno landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Fresno tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to their landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation provided within a week of the initial notice.

Under the Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Loss of income related to business closure;
  2. Loss of hours or wages;
  3. Layoffs; or,
  4. Out-of-pocket medical costs caused by the Coronavirus/COVID1-9 pandemic.

Under the Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Fresno tenants have six months after the state of emergency ceases to pay any deferred rent.

The Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also prohibits utility and sanitary service shutoffs, as well as late fees and accrued interest for non0payment during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency.  Further, reconnection charges will be waived.

The Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium is effective for thirty days, but the Fresno City Council can extend it in additional thirty-day periods.

Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Baldwin Park landlords cannot evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent due to financial disruption related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, the Baldwin Park Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits all no-fault evictions, unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.

To qualify for eviction protections, Baldwin Park tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to their landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Baldwin Park Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Lost income due to contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Lost income due to layoff or loss of hours;
  4. Lost income due to government mandates to self-quarantine;
  5. Child care expenses; or,
  6. Extraordinary medical expenses.

Permissible supporting documents likely include employer letters citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for adverse impact, paystubs from before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, bank statements showing the tenants financial position before and after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, or medical bills related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

The Baldwin Park Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also prohibits water shutoffs for non-payment.

El Monte

El Monte tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, El Monte landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.  Further, the El Monte COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance includes a 45 prohibition on all no-fault evictions.

To qualify for eviction protections, El Monte tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that they have suffered a substantial loss of income related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Provide the landlord with written notice of their inability to pay rent resulting from the Coronavirus/COVID-19 related loss of income, with supporting documentation.

Under the El Monte Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, a substantial loss of income impact may result from any of the following:

  1. Job loss;
  2. A reduction of compensated hours of work;
  3. Employer’s business closure;
  4. Missing work due to a minor child’s school closure; or,
  5. Other similarly-caused reasons resulting in a loss of income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Under the El Monte Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, El Monte tenants must provide supporting documentation to gain eviction protections.  Documents demonstrating a Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact include, but are not limited to:

  1. Letter from employer citing Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for reduced hours or termination;
  2. Employer paycheck stubs; or,
  3. Notification from a school declaring a school closure related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The El Monte Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium applies to tenants and owners in mobilehomes.

The El Monte Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium enumerates just cause reasons to terminate a tenancy. Under the moratorium, El Monte landlords may terminate a tenancy for one of the following reasons:

  1. Non-payment of rent where the tenant has not been impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic;
  2. A material or habitual violation of the tenancy;
  3. Substantial damage to the rental unit;
  4. Refusal to agree to a like or new rental agreement;
  5. Nuisance behavior;
  6. Refusing to access the unit;
  7. Unapproved holdover subtenant;
  8. Substantial rehabilitation of the unit;
  9. Ellis Act eviction;
  10. Owner Move-In or Relative Move-In eviction;
  11. Government Order to Vacate;
  12. Vacation of Unpermitted Unit; or,
  13. Criminal Activity.

The El Monte Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect for, at least, 45 days.

South Pasadena

South Pasadena tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions. During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, South Pasadena landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, South Pasadena tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide a written notice to the landlord of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the South Pasadena Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Layoffs, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure or other Coronavirus/COVID-19 related economic impacts;
  4. Compliance with a requirement from a government health authority to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others during the state of emergency;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child-care needs arising from school closures related to COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

South Pasadena tenants have six months following the expiration of the local Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency to pay any deferred rent.

Additionally, water and sewer shut-offs are suspended for sixty days for tenants who demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them.

Richmond

Richmond tenants are protected from no-fault evictions, including owner move-in evictions & Ellis Act evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, Richmond tenants who have suffered financial disruption due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic are protected from eviction.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Richmond landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent where the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them.

Under the Richmond Rent Ordinance, landlords need just cause to evict a tenant.  Just cause reasons for eviction include situations where the tenant is at fault and situations where the tenant is evicted through no fault of their own, or “no-fault” evictions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Richmond landlords are not permitted to perform no-fault evictions.  Prohibited no-fault evictions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Temporary vacate for substantial repairs;
  2. Owner move-in or relative move-in eviction;
  3. Ellis Act eviction; and,
  4. Lawful termination of a temporary tenancy.

To qualify for eviction protections, Richmond tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide the landlord a written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Being sick with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction resulting from business closure, or other Coronavirus/COVID-19 economic impact;
  4. Compliance with a government order to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closures related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium expressly states that document includes, but is not limited to medical and financial information.  Supporting documentation may also likely include, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Richmond tenants must ultimately eventually pay all deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium. Richmond tenants have six months from the date the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency ceases to pay any deferred rent.  Additionally, a landlord may not utilize the eviction process to collect rent deferred through the Richmond Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Emeryville

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Emeryville City Council has suspended evictions of tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Officially titled the COVID-19 Rental Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance, the eviction moratorium is in place until May 31, 2020, but can be extended by the Emeryville City Council.  While the eviction moratorium is in effect, Emeryville landlords cannot evict an impacted tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protects, Emeryville tenants must:

  1. Provide written notice to the landlord of inability to pay rent due to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact; and,
  2. Upon the landlord’s request, provide supporting documentation.

Once an Emeryville tenant qualifies for the Emeryville COVID-19 Rental Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance eviction moratorium, any unexpired notice of termination, even if delivered prior to the effective date of the moratorium.

Under the Emeryville COVID-19 Rental Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance, impacts include a substantial loss of income through employment as a result of :

  1. Job loss;
  2. A reduction of compensated work hours;
  3. Employer business closure;
  4. Missing work due to a minor child’s school closure; or,
  5. Other similarly Coronavirus/COVID-19 related reasons resulting in a loss of income.

Under the Emeryville COVID-19 Rental Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance, supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to, a letter from employer citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for reduced work hours or termination, employer paycheck stubs, and bank statements.

Although the Emeryville COVID-19 Rental Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance does not specify when, Emeryville tenants must repay any deferred rent.

Ojai

Ojai tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Ojai landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for eviction protections, Ojai tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Ojai Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Loss of income due to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 related workplace closure;
  2. Childcare expenditures due to school closures;
  3. Healthcare expenses related to being ill with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Caring for a member of a tenant’s household who is ill with Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  5. Reasonable expenditures that stem from government ordered emergency measures.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Ojai tenants have six months to pay any deferred rent.

Palo Alto

Palo Alto tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions via the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Palo Alto landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Palo Alto tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Palo Alto COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance, impacts include a substantial loss in income through employment as a result of:

  1. Job loss;
  2. A reduction of compensated hours of work;
  3. Employer’s business closure;
  4. Missing work due to a minor child’s school closure; or,
  5. Other similarly-caused reasons resulting in a loss of income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, a letter from employer citing Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a reason for reduced work hours or termination, employer paycheck stubs, and bank statements.

Palo Alto tenants have up to 120 days following the expiration of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency to pay any deferred rent. Landlords may not charge or collect a late fee for deferred rent.

Clearlake

Clearlake tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Clearlake landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Clearlake tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Before the rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation; and,
  3. Pay as much of the rent as the tenant can pay at that time.

Under the Clearlake Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, substantial decrease in income, or another Coronavirus/COVID-19 related income disruption;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Clearlake tenants have up to 180 days after the expiration of the California State of Emergency to pay any deferred rent. Clearlake landlords cannot charge late fees or penalties for deferred rent.

Palm Springs

Palm Springs tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Through at least May 31, 2020, Palm Springs landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Palm Springs tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 90 days after the rent becomes due, provide the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, substantial decrease in income, or another Coronavirus/COVID-19 related income disruption;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Palm Springs tenants have six months following the expiration of the local state of emergency to repay any deferred rent. Palm Springs landlords may not charge or collect interest or late fees for any deferred rent.  Further, Palm Springs landlords may not recover deferred rent through the eviction process.

The Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium remains in effect through May 31, 2020, but the City Council or Director of Emergency Service can extend it.

Goleta

Goleta tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Goleta landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Goleta tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 30 days after the date the rent is due, provide the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Goleta Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, substantial decrease in income, or another Coronavirus/COVID-19 related income disruption;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The Goleta Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium applies to eviction notices and unlawful detainer (eviction) actions based on notices, that were served or filed on or after the local state of emergency was declared.

The Goleta City Manager declared a local state of emergency on March 14, 2020.

Goleta tenants have six months to pay any deferred rent.  Goleta landlords cannot charge or collect a late fee for any deferred rent.  Further, Goleta landlords cannot seek to recover deferred rent through the eviction process.

The Goleta Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium shall remain in effect until the Goleta City Council terminates it, however, the City Council must review the moratorium every 60 days until it is terminated.

Santa Ana

Santa Ana tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Santa Ana landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Santa Ana tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 30 days after the rent is due, provides the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Santa Ana Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, substantial decrease in income, or another Coronavirus/COVID-19 related income disruption;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The Santa Ana Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium applies to eviction notices and unlawful detainer (eviction) actions based on notices, that were served or filed on or after the local state of emergency was declared.

The Santa Ana City Council proclaimed a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020.

Santa Ana tenants have six months to pay any deferred rent.  Santa Ana landlords cannot charge or collect a late fee for any deferred rent.  Further, Santa Ana landlords cannot seek to recover deferred rent through the eviction process.

During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Santa Ana landlords may not discontinue or shut off water services for non-payment of water and sewer bills.  Further, no late payment penalties or fees shall be imposed.

The Santa Ana Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium shall remain in effect until May 31, 2020, unless extended.

San Louis Obispo County

San Louis Obispo County tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Through at least May 31, 2020, San Louis Obispo County landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, San Louis Obispo County tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the San Louis Obispo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, substantial decrease in income, or another Coronavirus/COVID-19 related income disruption;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although San Louis Obispo County tenants must eventually pay the unpaid rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the San Louis Obispo County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

The San Louis Obispo County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also directs all public housing authorities to extend deadlines for housing assistance recipients or applicants to provide eligibility records.

Please note that the San Louis Obispo County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium applies to residents in unincorporated San Louis Obispo County, and not the City of San Louis Obispo.

Watsonville

Watsonville tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Watsonville landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Watsonville tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Before the day rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation; and,
  3. Pays the portion of rent owed that the tenant is able to pay based on the amount of income received.

Under the Watsonville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering a layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction due to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government response measure to stay at home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others;
  5. Missing work to care for a home-bound school-aged child; or,
  6. Missing work to care for a family member that is deemed high risk of severe illness form Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Watsonville tenants have six months following the termination of the Watsonville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

West Sacramento

West Sacramento tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Through at least May 31, 2020, West Sacramento landlords shall not endeavor to evict tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, West Sacramento tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Before the day rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation; and,
  3. Pays the portion of rent owed that the tenant is able to pay based on the amount of income received.

Under the West Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering a layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction due to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government response measure to stay at home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others; or,
  5. Missing work to care for a home-bound school-aged child.

Supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

West Sacramento tenants have 120 days following the termination of the West Sacramento Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

Watsonville

Watsonville tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Watsonville landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Watsonville tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Before the day rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation; and,
  3. Pays the portion of rent owed that the tenant is able to pay based on the amount of income received.

Under the Watsonville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering a layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction due to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government response measure to stay at home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others;
  5. Missing work to care for a home-bound school-aged child; or,
  6. Missing work to care for a family member that is deemed high risk of severe illness form Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Watsonville tenants have six months following the termination of the Watsonville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

Woodland

Woodland tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Woodland landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Woodland tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them; and,
  2. Within 30 days after the rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Woodland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Woodland tenants must eventually pay the unpaid rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the Woodland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  Woodland tenants have six months to repay any deferred rent.

The Woodland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until at least May 16, 2020.

Anaheim

Anaheim tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Until at least April 30, 2020, Anaheim landlords shall not initiate an unlawful detainer (eviction) action or take steps to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Anaheim tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Before rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting verifiable documentation; and,
  3. Pay the portion of rent that the tenant is able to pay.

Under the Anaheim Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has or had Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction related to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Compliance with a government emergency measure to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency; or,
  5. Tenant’s need to miss work to care for a home-bound school-aged child.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Anaheim tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, the Anaheim Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium provides Anaheim tenants 90 days after the expiration of the law to repay deferred rent.  Unless the landlord and tenant agree to repayment terms, the deferred rent is due shall be paid in three equal installments in 30 day intervals.  The landlord may not charge any late fees or penalties for deferred rent.

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 local state of emergency, Beverly Hills landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.  Further, all no-fault evictions are prohibited, except when necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.

To qualify for eviction protection for non-payment of rent, Beverly Hills tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 30 days after the date the rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Under the Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, tenants have six months after the moratorium ceases to repay any deferred rent.  Although Beverly Hills tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent deferred under the Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

The Beverly Hills Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium only applies to unlawful detainer (eviction) actions and termination of tenancy notices/notices to quit served/filed on or after March 15, 2020.

Benicia

Benicia tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Until at least May 31, 2020, Benicia landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Benicia tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Benicia Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school or preschool closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Under the Benicia Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Benicia tenants have 60 days following the expiration of the moratorium to pay any deferred rent.  Benicia landlords cannot charge or collect a late fee or penalty for deferred rent.

The Benicia Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium covers termination of tenancy and notices to cure or quit that were served before the moratorium effect date, but have not yet expired.

The Benicia Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will remain in effect until May 31, 2020, unless extended.

Camarillo

Camarillo tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Until at least May 31, 2020, Camarillo landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Camarillo tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Camarillo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  3. Extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Camarillo tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, the Camarillo Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not specify a timeframe for paying deferred rent.

San Leandro

San Leandro tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, San Leandro landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant, including mobilehome tenants, for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, San Leandro tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the San Leandro Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, work closure, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although San Leandro tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the San Leandro Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  San Leandro tenants have 90 days following the expiration of the San Leandro Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

Union City

Union City tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Union City landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Union City tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency response measure has impacted their household or business income;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, work closure, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Union City tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  Union City tenants have 90 days following the expiration of the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

The Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until the later of May 31, 2020 or when the COVID-19 state of emergency ceases.

San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County tenants, in unincorporated areas and San Joaquin County Cities, including Tracy & Lodi, are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Until at least May 31, 2020, San Joaquin County landlord’s authority to commence evictions on tenants is suspended for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, San Joaquin County tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency response measure has impacted their household or business income;
  2. Provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the San Joaquin County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. A substantial decrease in household or business income due to layoff or a reduction in the number of compensable hours of work; or,
  3. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although San Joaquin County tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the San Joaquin County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  The San Joaquin County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium does not specify a timeframe to pay deferred rent.

The San Joaquin County Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until May 31, 2020, unless the Board of Supervisors extends it.

Concord

Concord tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Concord landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.  The Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also contains a rent increase moratorium for covered tenants.

Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Coverage

To qualify for eviction protections, Concord tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. At least seven days before the rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact; and,
  3. Within three days after the rent is due, provide the landlord with written documentation or other objectively verifiable means of the substantial decrease in household or business income.

Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Impacts

Under the Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts arising out of a substantial decrease in household or business income, including but not limited to:

  1. A reduction in 20% or more of a tenant’s monthly gross pay due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 related layoffs or reduction in work hours;
  2. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses caused by Coronavirus/COVID-19 or by any government response measures; or,
  3. Extraordinary childcare needs or expenses arising from school or childcare closures caused by Coronavirus/COVID-19 or by any government response measures.

Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation includes a letter from employer noting layoff or termination, unemployment approval letter, pay stubs showing reduced hours or reduced pay, medical bills, and notification of school closure.

Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

Until at least May 31, 2020, tenants covered by the Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium are also protected by a rent increase moratorium.  Concord landlords cannot increase rent for these tenants.  Additionally, covered tenants are insulated from utility charge increases.

Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Utility Moratorium

The Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium also prohibits evictions of covered tenants for failure to pay utilities. Further, Concord landlords may not shut off an affected a covered tenant’s utilities.

90 Days After Pandemic to Pay Deferred Rent & Utility Bills

Concord tenants have 90 days after the expiration of the Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay deferred rent.  Concord landlords may not charge tenants late fees or penalties for deferring rent or utility payments under the Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

However, certain occupants are exempt from the late fee and penalty waiver.  Occupants in the following units are exempt:

  • Occupants in hotels;
  • Accommodations in nonprofit hospitals, religious facilities, extended care facilities, and licensed residential care facilities for the elderly;
  • Dorms owned and operated by a school;
  • Accommodations where the tenant shares a bathroom or kitchen with the owner who resides in the unit as their principal residence;
  • Single-family owner-occupied residences, including where the owner leases no more than two bedrooms or units, including an ADU, on the property;
  • Duplex in which the owner occupies one of the units as their principal residence at the beginning of the tenancy and continues to reside in the unit;
  • Housing built within the last 15 years; and,
  • Single-family homes and condos where the owner is not a REIT, a corporation, or an LLC with at least one corporate member.

Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Effective Date

The Concord Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended.

Albany

Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

To qualify for eviction protections, Albany tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency response measure has impacted their household or business income;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, work closure, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Albany tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  Albany tenants have 6 months following the expiration of the Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 Rent Increase Moratorium

During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Albany landlords may not collect rent increased during the state of emergency if the tenant has demonstrated they are unable to pay rent due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial impacts.  This provision does not apply to tenancies covered by California Rent Control, tenancies exempt from California Rent Control, or local rent control by state law (Costa-Hawkins).

To qualify for rent increase protections, Albany tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency response measure has impacted their household or business income;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 rent increase moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, work closure, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

The Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 rent increase moratorium does not relieve the tenant of their obligation to pay the increased rent after the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, the rent increase is only deferred.

The Albany Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction & rent increase moratorium shall remain in effect until at least May 31, 2020.

California Tenants in Federal Housing

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump announced his intention to suspend all federal housing evictions through April 30, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated: April 4, 2020.

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