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.

Vallejo joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlameda, Burbank, Pasadena, and Los Angeles.

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

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