Anaheim tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  Until at least April 30, 2020, Anaheim landlords shall not initiate an unlawful detainer (eviction) action or take steps to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Anaheim tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted them;
  2. Before rent is due, provide to the landlord written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting verifiable documentation; and,
  3. Pay the portion of rent that the tenant is able to pay.

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

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has or had Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Suffering layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction related to Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Compliance with a government emergency measure to stay home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency; or,
  5. Tenant’s need to miss work to care for a home-bound school-aged child.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Anaheim tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, the Anaheim Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium provides Anaheim tenants 90 days after the expiration of the law to repay deferred rent.  Unless the landlord and tenant agree to repayment terms, the deferred rent is due shall be paid in three equal installments in 30 day intervals.  The landlord may not charge any late fees or penalties for deferred rent.

Anaheim joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl MonteSouth PasadenaRichmondEmeryvilleOjaiPalo AltoClearlakePalm Springs, Goleta, Santa Ana, San Louis Obispo County, West Sacramento, Watsonville, Woodland, and Los Angeles.

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

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