As previously covered, Emeryville tenants impacted by COVID-19 are protected by a Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  While the eviction moratorium is in effect, Emeryville landlords cannot evict a COVID-19 impacted tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Initially, the Emeryville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium was set to expire on May 31, 2020. However, the Emeryville City Council recently extended the moratorium to June 30, 2020.

In addition to protecting COVID-19 impacted Emeryville tenants, the Emeryville City Council is exploring a possible expansion to moratorium coverage.  City Councilmember John Bauters proposed an amendment expanding the scope to protect against all evictions, except when necessary to protect health, safety, or welfare.

Additionally, the Emeryville City Council recently approved a $400,000 grant program to assist Emeryville tenants impacted by COVID-19 with rent payments and proposed a twelve-month repayment plan for rent deferred under the Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Emeryville is one of numerous California cities & counties that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl MonteSouth PasadenaRichmondEmeryvilleOjaiPalo AltoClearlakePalm SpringsGoletaSanta AnaSan Louis Obispo CountyWest SacramentoWatsonvilleWoodlandAnaheimBeverly HillsBeniciaCamarilloSan LeandroUnion CityConcordAlbany, East Palo Alto, and Los Angeles.

If you are an Emeryville tenant with questions about your rights under the Emeryville Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium or have questions about the Emeryville Rent OrdinanceEmeryville Relocation PaymentsEmeryville Owner Move-In evictions, or  California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with an experienced tenant attorney.