San Francisco Tenants Protected Under New COVID-19 Eviction Protections Beginning July 1, 2022
California’s statewide eviction protections expired on June 30, 2022. However, San Francisco tenants gained new local protections that go into effect on July 1, 2022. This means landlords in San Francisco cannot evict tenants for non-payment of rent due on or after July 1, 2022, not paid due to the COVID-19 pandemic. San Francisco tenants are protected from evictions for non-payment of this rent. However, landlords may elect to collect the rent through civil court. Further, landlords may not impose late fees or penalties on San Francisco tenants. This law does not cover any unpaid rent that came due before July 1, 2022.
The San Francisco COVID-19 eviction protections apply to all nearly all residential rental units, including single-family homes, condominiums, and apartment units. The protections also protect San Francisco tenants living in unlawful units. However, the protections do not apply to commercial rental units, such as office or retail space.
San Francisco’s COVID-19 eviction protections shall remain in place until Mayor Breed terminates her COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation.
If you are a San Francisco tenant and your landlord is attempting to evict you for non-payment of rent unpaid due to COVID-19, or if you are facing eviction for any other reason, please contact the Eviction Defense Collaborative or Astanehe Law for assistance.
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