Oakland tenants may soon be protected from eviction due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council will discuss and vote on a possible moratorium on evictions due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposed Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits eviction of tenants affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, it limits residential rent increases and late fees.

Should the Oakland City Council pass a moratorium, Oakland will join numerous other California cities that have Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoria, including San FranciscoBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl MonteSouth PasadenaRichmondEmeryvilleOjaiPalo AltoClearlakePalm Springs, Goleta, Santa Ana, San Louis Obispo County, West Sacramento, Watsonville and Los Angeles.

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