Palm Springs tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Through at least May 31, 2020, Palm Springs 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, Palm Springs tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Within 90 days after the rent becomes due, provide the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Palm Springs 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 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.

Palm Springs tenants have six months following the expiration of the local state of emergency to repay any deferred rent. Palm Springs landlords may not charge or collect interest or late fees for any deferred rent.  Further, Palm Springs landlords may not recover deferred rent through the eviction process.

The Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium remains in effect through May 31, 2020, but the City Council or Director of Emergency Service can extend it.

Palm Springs 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, Clearlake, and Los Angeles.

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

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