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.

Clearlake joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl Monte, South Pasadena, Richmond, Emeryville, Ojai, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles.

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

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