Ojai tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Ojai landlords cannot evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify for eviction protections, Ojai tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Ojai Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Loss of income due to a Coronavirus/COVID-19 related workplace closure;
  2. Childcare expenditures due to school closures;
  3. Healthcare expenses related to being ill with Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Caring for a member of a tenant’s household who is ill with Coronavirus/COVID-19; or,
  5. Reasonable expenditures that stem from government ordered emergency measures.

Supporting documentation likely 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.

Ojai tenants have six months to pay any deferred rent.

Ojai 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, and Los Angeles.

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

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