Emeryville Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium
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:
- Provide written notice to the landlord of inability to pay rent due to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact; and,
- 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 :
- Job loss;
- A reduction of compensated work hours;
- Employer business closure;
- Missing work due to a minor child’s school closure; or,
- 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.
Emeryville joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Monica, Culver City, Stockton, Sacramento, San Diego, Alameda, Burbank, Pasadena, Vallejo, Inglewood, Glendale, El Monte, South Pasadena, Richmond, and Los Angeles.
If you are an Emeryville tenant with questions about your rights under the Emeryville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium or have questions about the Emeryville Rent Ordinance, Emeryville Relocation Payments, Emeryville Owner Move-In evictions, or California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.