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.

Fresno joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleOxnard, Simi Valley, and Los Angeles.

Click here to read the unabridged Fresno Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.

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