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.

San Diego joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CitySacramento, Stockton, and Los Angeles.

If you are a San Diego tenant with questions about your rights under the prospective San Diego Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Ordinance or have questions about California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.