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COVID-19 Related Moratorium by City

Posted on 16. Mar, 2020 by in Current Events

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Cities and counties across the state have announced moratoria on residential evictions due to those impacted financially by coronavirus, as well as Shelter-in-Place Orders.   This information is fluid and updated regularly as more information comes in, and dated when the city/county updates took place.  If the city/county has a relevant news article or the city orders available, links will be provided (underlined).  City names are linked to the city website – always check the city website, in case there are any updates that are not yet reflected on this page.

CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE ORDERS | Latest News on COVID-19

5/29/20 Executive Order N-66-20 Extended Eviction Moratorium to July 28, 2020 | Governor Newsom extended the eviction moratorium for an additional 60 days. [EXECUTIVE ORDER N-66-20 (pdf)]

5/6/20 Executive Order N-61-20 | The Governor also signed an executive order that waives penalties for property taxes paid after April 10 for taxpayers who demonstrate they have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic through May 6, 2021. This will apply to residential properties and small businesses. Additionally, the executive order will extend the deadline for certain businesses to file Business Personal Property Statements from tomorrow to May 31, 2020, to avoid penalties. [ANNOUNCEMENT] [ORDER (pdf)]

4/6/20 CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL COUNCIL HALTS EVICTIONS | KTXL Article | A major ruling was handed down Monday by the California court system regarding evictions during the current pandemic…When it comes to the ban, a landlord can evict somebody if and only if they become a health or safety issue to the public.  Judicial Branch Administration – Emergency Rules in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic [EMERGENCY RULES]

3/27/20 Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions | Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19. [EXECUTIVE ORDER (pdf)]

3/19/20 Stay-at-Home Orders| Governor Gavin Newsom Issues “Stay at Home” Orders.  The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. [FACT PAGE] [Executive Order (pdf)]

3/16/20 Eviction Moratorium | Governor Gavin Newsom’s  today issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. [EXECUTIVE ORDER N-28-20 (pdf)]


Agoura Hills

3/20/20 Eviction Moratorium | [EXECUTIVE ORDER (pdf)]


Alameda (City) | Tenant Resources (Eviction Moratorium Page)

4/22/20 Urgency Ordinance 3275 | [ORDER (pdf)]

4/21/20 Rent Freeze | The City Council adopted an urgency ordinance on April 21, 2020, imposing a freeze on rent increases for residential rent controlled units in Alameda (generally, multi-family units built before 1995). The freeze on rent increases does not apply to rental units exempt from local rent control (generally, single-family homes, condominiums, and privately owned rental units participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 program). Landlords of rental units subject to the rent increase freeze are now prohibited from increasing rents until January 1, 2021. Click here to review the implementing regulation and learn more.

4/21/20 Expanded Eviction Protections | The urgency ordinance also expands eviction protections to prohibit no fault evictions based on an owner move-in or capital improvement project for all residential rental units. These protections are in addition to prohibiting evictions for failing to pay rent due to financial impact arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants are encouraged to inform their landlord if they have experienced a financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be unable to pay all or a portion of the rent. The ordinance does not relieve the tenant from the obligation to pay the full rent and provides the tenant 180 days to catch up on any deferred rent that was not paid during the period of March 1, 2020 to 30 days following the end of the Declaration of Local Emergency. A sample letter is available for residential tenants to provide to a landlord if the tenant will not be able to pay the full rent due to financial impact from COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access the sample letter.

3/18/20 | The Alameda City Council passed an urgency ordinance, effective immediately and extending for 60 days, that provides all residential tenants a defense in an eviction proceeding for failure to pay rent (including the tenant’s share of the contract rent for Section 8 tenants) when the tenant is not able to pay rent due to a substantial loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [ORDINANCE (pdf)]


Alameda County | Alameda County COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium FAQ

4/29/20 Shelter-in-Place Orders Extended | The seven Bay Area Public Health Officers who ordered a shelter in place in mid-March will extend the orders through May 31 while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are put into place. The social distancing intervention has slowed the increase of new cases and prevented the anticipated medical surge. As restrictions are eased, it is critical to ensure that growth of cases can be sufficiently contained to protect the health and safety of our community.

The Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector plans to work with taxpayers on an individual basis to address hardships caused by COVID-19. Contact them at (510)272-6800 or ttaxpublicmail@acgov.org for details https://www.acgov.org/propertytax/

3/16/20 | Shelter in Place Orders (pdf)


Albany (City)

3/26/20 | The Albany City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2020-03 , which provides temporary protection from eviction due to non-payment of rent for residential and commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. To be eligible, a tenant must notify the landlord in writing within 30 days after the date that rent is due of the tenant’s inability to pay because of financial impacts related to COVID-19. Any unpaid rent is deferred and must be repaid by the tenant within six months of the expiration of the local emergency. [ORDINANCE]

As an additional measure, the Ordinance temporarily defers collection of rent increases for commercial tenants and certain residential tenants. To be eligible, a tenant must notify the landlord in writing within 30 days (or longer period provided by law) after receiving notice of the proposed rent increase of the tenant’s inability to pay the proposed rent increase due to financial impacts related to COVID-19. [ANNOUNCEMENT]


Anaheim


Antioch City

Apple Valley

3/24/20 Eviction Moratorium| Temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions and to suspend utility disconnections or shutoffs, including Town trash and sewer service, during the duration of the local state of emergency. [ANNOUNCEMENT]


Baldwin ParkWednesday, March 18, 2020, under the direction of the Mayor and City Council the Director of Emergency Services ordered a temporary moratorium on evictions citywide for non-payment of rent for tenants affected by corona virus effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


BeneciaSunday, March 22, 2020, temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


Berkeley | Housing Retention Program

5/15/20 Extended Shelter-in-Place Order | The City of Berkeley’s Public Health Officer has extended the Shelter-in-Place order through May 31, 2020. The order states that for any real estate transactions (including rentals) viewings “must only occur virtually or, if a virtual viewing is not feasible, by appointment with no more than two visitors at a time residing within the same household or living unit and one individual showing the unit (except that in person visits are not allowed when the occupant is present in the residence)”

4/29/20 Shelter in Place Extended | Shelter in Place extended through May 31, some restrictions eased.

3/17/19 Berkeleyside Article | The City Council has called an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss tenant protections from eviction, possible financial relief for local businesses and arts organizations, and other pressing issues linked to the impacts of COVID-19 in Berkeley.

3/16/20 Shelter in Place Orders| ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE CITY OF BERKELEY DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE CITY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES [ORDER]


Beverly HillsTuesday, March 17, 2020, temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


Big Bear Lake | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 3/23/20 Eviction Moratorium | City Council approved and adopted an eviction moratorium for commercial and residential tenants that are financially impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read Resolution No. 2020-05 for more information. Please note: The Eviction Moratorium will expire on May 23. [ORDER (pdf)]


BurbankTuesday, March 17, 2020, No property owner or landlord shall evict a residential or commercial tenant in the City of Burbank for non-payment of rent.


Camarillo – Wednesday, March 18, 2020, temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


Cathedral City | COVID-19 INFO

3/25/20 Eviction Moratorium | [ORDER (pdf)]


Chula Vista


ClearlakeMoratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent during the COVID-19 emergency.


ConcordMarch 19, 2020, the City Council ratified the proclamation of a local emergency and directed staff to move forward with an urgency ordinance imposing a moratorium on certain evictions for failure to pay rent, utilities, late fees or penalties for residential and commercial tenants in the City of Concord who are experiencing a documented substantial decrease in household or business income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. [FLYER]


Contra Costa County

4/29/20 County Update | Seven Bay Area Public Health Officers extend Shelter-in-Place Orders with some rules easing through May 31, 2020. Health Officers caution that reducing restrictions too quickly could lead to a substantial resurgence of COVID-19. Read Press Release (PDF). See Health Order Through May 31 (PDF), effective May 4, 2020. See Answers to FAQs. See Full Health Order and Documents.

4/22/20 East County Today Article | Contra Costa County Passes Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze Ordinance | According to the Ordinance, between March 16 – May 31 and any extension by the board of Supervisors, an owner of residential real property or commercial real property shall not terminate a tenancy for failure to pay rent if the tenant demonstrates that the failure to pay rent is directly related to a loss of income or out-of-pocket medical expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic or any local, state, or federal government response to the pandemic.

4/21/20 County Update | The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze Ordinance. Read Press Release (PDF) and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-14 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-14 in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance FAQs and Forms.

3/16/20 The Mercury News Article | Who can leave their home? Read the ‘shelter in place’ order for 7 Bay Area counties | The intent of this Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible.

3/16/20 | Courts closed, all Unlawful Detainer trials halted, lockouts to be rescheduled beginning May 2020


Culver City – Monday, March 16th, City Manager, John M. Nachbar, issued a moratorium that includes a ban on residential evictions.


Davis (City) | COVID-19 / NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

3/25/20 City Update | Davis City Council Passes Emergency Eviction Moratorium and Economic Relief Measures | The City of Davis announced today that the Davis City Council voted unanimously to adopt an urgency ordinance that states that residential and commercial landlords cannot evict renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic during this period of local emergency.

3/16/20 Shelter-in-Place City Update | City of Davis Issues COVID-19 Guidelines | The City of Davis announced today that it is urging residents to follow Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directives to shelter-in-place and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Desert Hot Springs | Coronavirus Regulations Update & FAQs

3/27/20 Eviction Moratorium | On Friday, March 27, the Desert Hot Springs City Council passed a resolution that instituted a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in the City until May 31, 2020. Read the full resolution here.


El Dorado County | CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19):UPDATE FOR EL DORADO COUNTY

3/19/20 City Update Shelter-in-Place Directive [PDF]

Courts closed, all Unlawful Detainer trials halted, moratorium on lockouts in place (no end date available)


El Monte45 day moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


Elk GroveWednesday, March 25, 2020, temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent during the COVID-19 emergency.


EmeryvilleThursday, March 19, 2020, temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent during the COVID-19 emergency.


Fresno (City) | Corona Virus (COVID-19)

3/19/20 City UpdateMoratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent during the COVID-19 emergency.

3/18/20 City Update | Shelter-in-Place Order [PDF]


Glendale (City) | COVID-19 Orders

5/12/20 Amended & Extended Moratorium | On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Glendale City Council extended its emergency proclamations and added measures to facilitate the continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [PRESS RELEASE] [RESOLUTION NO. 20-52 (pdf)]

KEY UPDATES:

  • Extended the residential eviction moratorium from May 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • The rent freeze prohibition is in effect until June 30, 2020

4/16/20 Amended & Extended Moratorium | [RESOLUTION NO. 20-41 (pdf)]

4/8/20 Expanded Eviction Moratorium | On April 8, 2020, the City of Glendale further expanded its Eviction Moratorium in order to protect the Glendale community from the COVID-19 pandemic. [PRESS RELEASE] [PUBLIC ORDER NO. 2020-06 (pdf)]

3/25/20 Rent Freeze | Rent increase freeze has been issued effective immediately. All rents for residential tenants will remain the same rate as of March 24, 2020. The rent increase freeze also applies for rent increases that were noticed prior to this date but have not gone into effect yet. [PRESS RELEASE] [PUBLIC ORDER NO. 2020-05 (pdf)]

3/18/20 Eviction Moratorium | Temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. [PUBLIC ORDER NO. 2020-03 (pdf)]


Goleta


HaywardMarch 22, 2020—The Hayward City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a 90-day moratorium on evictions for failure to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic and for no-fault evictions that otherwise would be allowable under the City’s residential rent stabilization ordinance.


Inglewood | Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

3/24/20 | Executive Order for eviction moratorium


Irvine | COVID-19 Resources | COVID-19 Executive Orders & Resolutions

3/24/20 City Council Resolution No. 20-29  | To strongly encourage, and expect, all residential and commercial landlords, and all utility providers, in the City of Irvine to abide by the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order, and to specifically refrain from evictions, foreclosures, rent increases, or service and utility disconnections during the period of the COVID-19 emergency. Without limiting the foregoing, this Section is intended to apply to consumers utilizing storage spaces (whether that relationship is defined as a tenancy or otherwise), which consumers shall be deemed “tenants” for purposes of this resolution. [ANNOUNCEMENT]


Lake County | Coronavirus | Press Releases

5/1/20 County Update | Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Through May 17

3/18/20 County Update | Shelter-in-Place Order

3/16/20 | Courts open, Unlawful Detainer trials can still be filed, moratorium on lockouts in place (no end date available)

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Los Angeles (City) | COVID-19: Keeping Los Angeles Safe | COVID-19 RENTER PROTECTIONS | LA Regional COVID Fund | Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program

FAQs:

Q:  Can I charge RSO Fees and SCEP Fees?  A:  YES.  After speaking with local attorneys and according to HCIDLA, there is no prohibition against, through the use of the 30 Day Change in Terms, imposing and collecting the SCEP and RSO fees, if you had not been already collecting them. The SCEP is $3.61/month and the RSO is now $1.61/month, for a total fee collection of $5.22. The RSO fee must now be collected monthly, not as a lump sum, which was allowed in the past.

5/8/20 City Update | Safer at Home Order (pdf) – originally issued on March 19, 2020, revised on May 8, 2020

*5/8/20 LOS ANGELES UPDATED FORM | COVID-19 Renter Protections Fact Sheet | MUST SERVE THIS HCIDLA FORM BY MAY 27TH

5/7/20 City Update | Worker Protection Order (pdf) – originally issued on April 7, 2020, revised on May 7, 2020

5/6/20 Amended Temporary Eviction Moratorium | ORDINANCE (pdf)

4/24/20 Rent Increase Freeze | ORDINANCE (pdf)

4/23/20 CBS ARTICLE | Coronavirus: LA City Council Moves Forward With Plan To Freeze Rent Hikes For One Year For Older Apartment | The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to have the city attorney’s office draft an ordinance which would halt rent increases for 360 days for apartments that are protected by the city’s rent stabilization ordinance (RSO).

4/20/20 | LA Community Resources Guide – COVID-19  [Google Doc]

4/7/20 HCIDLA | COVID-19 Eviction Protections Fact Sheet

3/30/20 City Update | MAYOR GARCETTI ORDERS HALT TO RENT INCREASES ON RENT-STABILIZED UNITS

3/15/20 Safer at Home & Eviction Moratorium  [ORDER PDF]| Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti order that no landlord shall evict a residential tenant in the City of Los Angeles during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tenants will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent.

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Los Angeles County | Business & Worker Disaster Help Center | Newsroom | Rent Stabilization | COVID-19: Tenants & Landlords | LA Regional COVID Fund

5/12/20 County Update | On Tuesday, May 12, the Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium.  The temporary moratorium is effective from March 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020, and may be extended by the Board of Supervisors on a month-to-month basis.  [ANNOUNCEMENT] [Tenants’ “Bill of Rights” (pdf)] [Print version of Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)]

4/14/20 County Update | On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued an executive order which expands an existing temporary rent freeze and moratorium on evictions in parts of Los Angeles County in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 health emergency. [ANNOUNCEMENT]

4/10/20 County Update | Expansion on Safer at Home Executive Order (pdf)

3/19/20 County Update | Safer at Home Executive Order (pdf)


Marin County | Press Releases

5/15/20 Updated Shelter in Place Order | ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF MARIN DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS IN THE COUNTY TO CONTINUE SHELTERING AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT FOR IDENTIFIED NEEDS AND ACTIVITIES, IN COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS [ORDER]

3/24/20 County Update | The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency resolution to prevent residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ban is in effect countywide in every city, town, and unincorporated area of Marin County and lasts until May 31, 2020, unless extended by the Board of Supervisors. [ANNOUNCEMENT] [ORDER]


Merced County | COVID-19 Updates

5/6/20 Press Release | Merced County, Cities Prepare for Reopening of Economy

4/30/20 Press Release | Merced County Health Officer Places Temporary Hold on COVID-19 “Social Distancing and Safety Plan” Requirements for Businesses

4/24/20 Press Release | Health Order Amended to Expand Definition of Essential Services (includes updated Health Order, Worship Service Safe Distance Rules, Golf Safe Distance Rules, and Funeral Services FAQ) [ORDER PDF]

4/17/20 Press Release | Health Order Amended to Promote Mental and Physical Health (includes updated Health Order and Golf Guidelines)

4/8/20 Press Release | New Health Order Imposes Stricter Directives to Ensure Community Health and Safety (includes updated Health Order)

Stay at Home Order FAQs


Monrovia (City) | COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

3/31/20 Eviction Moratorium | The City Council approved an Urgency Ordinance, which adopted emergency regulations that prohibit residential evictions for non-payment of rent and “no-fault” evictions. The ordinance took effect immediately and will remain in place through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration.  [ORDER (pdf)]


Monterey County | News & Information

3/17/20 | Shelter-in-Place Order [ORDER PDF] [MEETING VIDEO]


Moorpark


Napa County | News Flash

3/18/19 County Update | Shelter at Home Orders [ORDER PDF]

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Nevada County


OaklandEffective March 27, 2020: Temporary moratorium on evictions and rent increases and prohibition of rental late fees resulting from financial impacts related to novel coronavirus during local emergency.


OjaiTuesday, March 17, 2020, Today, the City of Ojai enacted an Executive Order that puts in place a residential eviction moratorium for the City. The order states that no landlord shall evict a residential tenant in Ojai during this local emergency period if the tenant is able to show an inability to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID 19 pandemic. Tenants will have up to 6 months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent, and may use the order as an affirmative defense in an unlawful detainer action.


Orange – Courts open, all Unlawful Detainer trials halted, moratorium on lockouts in place (no end date available)


Oxnard


Palm Springs (City) | COVID-19 Updates | News

3/19/20 City Council Staff Report | TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC [ORDER PDF]

3/17/20 News Release | Shelter in Place Order [NEWS RELEASE PDF]

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Palo Alto


Pasadena | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

5/8/20 Expanded Moratorium | Pasadena Star News Article | Pasadena expands coronavirus eviction moratorium; here’s what’s new

3/17/20 Ordinance Fact Sheet

3/17/20 Eviction Moratorium | Pasadena Star News Article | Pasadena passes eviction moratorium in response to coronavirus


Placer County | COVID-19 Response | Latest News

4/10/20 | Shelter in Place Order [PDF] | Shelter in Place Guidance [PDF]

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Rancho CucamongaWednesday, March 18, 2020, urgency ordinance establishes a temporary moratorium on the eviction of residential and commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.


Redwood City | COVID-19 HOUSING RESOURCES

3/24/20 Eviction Moratorium | On March 24, 2020, San Mateo County approved an emergency regulation that established a countywide eviction moratorium. The emergency regulation prevents landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 impacts or no-fault terminations. The emergency regulation is applicable to residential tenants, including mobile homeowners, and is in effect through May 31, 2020.

Before taking any action to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent or no-fault terminations, landlords must notify their tenants of the emergency regulation using this form.


Richmond | Rent Program | Coronavirus Info

4/28/20 Moratorium Update | The Director of Emergency Services issued a Supplemental Order, effective April 27, 2020, which extends the prohibition on certain types of evictions to commercial tenants and also prohibits rent increases on residential properties with more than one dwelling unit that were constructed before February 1, 1995 (including LIHTC properties) through May 31, 2020, or any extension of the local emergency (NOTE: restrictions on rent increases do not apply to properties with one dwelling unit on one parcel, permitted dwelling units constructed after February 1, 1995, Project-Based Section 8, Section 202, and Public Housing Units). Please contact the Rent Program at 510-234-RENT or rent@ci.richmond.ca.us if you have any questions about whether a unit is subject to the rent increase restrictions.[EMAIL] [ORDER (pdf)]

3/31/20 NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE | Letter Template for Tenants Facing Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19

3/17/20 Eviction Moratorium | Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Director of Emergency Services issued an Order that no landlord shall take action to evict a tenant for certain reasons, including nonpayment of rent due to the financial impact of COVID-19, and other no-fault evictions (Owner Move-In, Withdrawal from the Rental Market (Ellis Act), Substantial Repairs, Temporary Tenancy) unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord.  [ORDER (pdf)] [FACT SHEET]

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Riverside (City) | COVID-19 Housing Resources

3/31/20 City Council Extended Expiration Dates for City-Issued Entitlements | City Council ratified the Order of the Director of Emergency Services to extend the expiration dates for those City issued entitlements and construction related permits that have an expiration date that falls within the Emergency Declaration, starting from March 13, 2020 to an undetermined end date, by an additional 6 months in light of the minimum staffing in to slow down the spread of COVID-19. This Order to extend the expiration dates also minimizes potential economic impacts that may be incurred by the development and construction community.  This Order shall not include parcel and tract map approvals subject to the Subdivision Map Act of the State of California.

3/31/20 Eviction Moratorium | The Riverside City Council adopted a resolution establishing a temporary 60-day moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of residential and commercial rent for those whose income was directly and negatively impacted by COVID-19. This moratorium will be reviewed for termination or extension by the City Council on May 31st, 2020. [ANNOUNCEMENT]

3/27/20 Eviction Moratorium | City Council Established Temporary Moratorium on Eviction for Non-payment of Rent for Residential and Commercial Tenants during the Declared Local Emergency, for 60 days.  [ORDER (pdf)]

3/17/20 Stay at Home Order Update | Riverside City Council Alters Emergency Order Regarding Local Restaurants, Bars, Breweries and Wineries to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Virus [ANNOUNCEMENT]

3/13/20 Stay at Home Order | City of Riverside Declares Local Emergency, Closes Non-Essential Facilities to the Public [ANNOUNCEMENT]


Riverside County

4/05/2020 Riverside County Public Health further limits on gatherings and requires face covering

4/01/2020 Order to close all schools, community colleges, colleges and universities from March 16, 2020 through June 19, 2020.

3/30/2020 Short term lodging. The County of Riverside issued an order, as it relates to the “Stay-At-Home” Order by the Governor, limiting “short-term lodging facilities” (i.e. hotels, motels, short-term rentals, vacation rentals, etc.), which may remain open for limited purpose such as lodging to protect homeless population, those have been displaced due to isolation or quarantine or folks looking to isolate or quarantine and short-term lodging used to house those essential employees working in critical infrastructure. Learn more here.

Cities in Riverside County


Rancho Mirage (City) | COVID-19 Information

3/23/20 Eviction Moratorium  | The moratorium on residential and commercial evictions is effective immediately and will remain in place through May 31, 2020 but may be amended as necessary. [ANNOUNCEMENT]


Sacramento (City) | Coronavirus in Sacramento City | Tenant Protection Program

3/17/20 Eviction Moratorium | The Sacramento City Council adopted an emergency ordinance to establish a temporary moratorium on evicting residential tenants unable to pay rent due to a loss of income caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On March 24, 2020, the emergency ordinance was amended to add commercial tenants and to waive late fees. This moratorium will end once the Governor’s Executive Order issued on March 16, 2020 terminates. [CITY COUNCIL REPORT PDF]


Sacramento County | COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)​​​​ | Media Releases

4/29/20 County Update | SacCounty Health Officer Extends COVID-19 Order

4/7/20 County Update | SacCounty Health Officer Extends COVID-19 Order

3/25/20 Sacramento County Emergency Renter Protection Act of 2020​​ | On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance related to temporary prohibition of evicting residential tenants due to the impacts of COVID-19, also known as:  “Sacramento County Emergency Renter Protection Act of 2020.” The Board adopted the ordinance on April 1. The effective date is May 1, 2020.

Renter Protection Act (Accessible PDF)​  |Chinese | RussianSpanish


San Bernardino (City) |

3/20/20 Eviction Moratorium | [ORDER (pdf)]


San Diego City


San Diego County


San Francisco (City) | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

6/10/20 SFist Article SF Supervisors Extend Eviction Moratorium Indefinitely | San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to extend the pandemic-related eviction moratorium for residential tenants in the city past the July sunset timeframe that was initially approved in March. And a San Francisco lawmaker is introducing a similar statewide measure on Wednesday in Sacramento.

3/16/20 Shelter-in-Place Order | ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES [ORDER (pdf)]

3/13/20 Eviction Moratorium | Mayor London N. Breed announced a moratorium on residential evictions related to financial impacts caused by COVID-19. The moratorium will prevent any resident from being evicted due to a loss of income related to a business closure, loss of hours or wages, layoffs, or out-of-pocket medical costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor issued this moratorium under the powers of the Local Emergency she declared on February 25th. [ANNOUNCEMENT]

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San Joaquin County | COVID-19 Information

5/8/20 Updated Stay at Home Order | San Joaquin County updated Stay at Home Order, with exceptions and exemptions, effective 11:59 a.m., May 8, 2020 [ORDER (pdf)]

3/24/20 Stay at Home Order | [MEETING AGENDA (940 page pdf)]


San JoseThe San José City Council has enacted a temporary eviction moratorium in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium is in effect through April 17, and the City Council may extend it.  [NOTIFICATION TO LANDLORD OF EVICTION PROTECTION DUE TO COVID-19]


San Leandro


San Luis Obispo County | COVID19 Information for San Luis Obispo County

5/7/20 Penalties Waived on Late-filed Business Property Statements | No late file penalties will be applied for failure to file a business property statement on or before May 7, 2020. Late file penalties are suspended on taxpayers so long as the property statement is filed on or before Monday, June 1, 2020. [ANNOUNCEMENT]

3/18/20 Eviction Moratorium | [ORDER (pdf)]


San Mateo County | Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/16/20 Shelter in Place Order | DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES [ANNOUNCEMENT] [MEETING AGENDA] [FAQs]


Santa Ana


Santa Barbara City


Santa Barbara Count


Santa Clara County | Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

6/5/20 Shelter-in-Place Update | This updated Order replaces the May 22 Shelter-in-Place Order as of 12:01 a.m. on June 5, 2020. This Order allows more businesses to open that could not operate under the May 22 Order, and it allows more activities to resume. [EXECUTIVE ORDER (pdf)]

5/18/20 Shelter-in-Place Update | [ANNOUNCEMENT]

3/24/20 Eviction Moratorium | Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Supervisors Approve Countywide Moratorium on “COVID-19 Evictions” [EVICTION MORATORIUM WEBPAGE] [ANNOUNCEMENT]

3/16/20 Shelter-in-Place Order | The intent of this Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. [ANNOUNCEMENT]


Santa Cruz County

3/24/20 Eviction Moratorium | [BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING VIDEO]

3/16/20 Stay-at-Home Orders | ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES [EXECUTIVE ORDER (pdf)]


Santa Monica | COVID-19 | Coronavirus Emergency Orders

5/14/20 Local Emergency Extended to June 30 | Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg issued a fourteenth supplement to Santa Monica’s local emergency, extending the declaration of local emergency and all associated orders to June 30, 2020. The supplement also requires cloth face coverings for all permitted outdoor activities, except water activities. [ANNOUNCEMENT]

4/30/20 Eviction Moratorium Extended to June 30, 2020 | The City of Santa Monica issued a revised supplemental emergency order that extends the City’s eviction moratorium to June 30, 2020. The supplemental order also extends from six to twelve months the time for tenants to pay rent they were unable to pay because of financial impacts related to COVID-19. [ANNOUNCEMENT]

*4/9/20 REQUIRED SANTA MONICA FORM | Required Notice to Tenants:  Beginning April 24, 2020, landlords must provide tenants with notice of the eviction moratorium as follows:

  • Landlords must either post notice at their property or mail (or email) notice to tenants;
  • Landlords must include notice of the moratorium when serving tenants with any notice to pay rent or quit, or other notices given to tenants as part of an eviction process;
  • Landlords must provide tenants with notice of the moratorium in the event that they file an unlawful detainer action in court;
    The required notice language is provided in the moratorium.

4/8/20 Update Eviction Moratorium| On April 8, 2020, the City of Santa Monica issued a revised supplemental order that strengthens the City’s eviction moratorium in response to the deepening impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Here are some key points [click to read the full announcement or ORDER]:

  • It extends the end date for the moratorium to May 31, 2020. The City has authority to extend this date again in the future as appropriate to address the local emergency.
  • Beginning April 24, 2020, landlords must provide tenants with notice of the eviction moratorium.  [CLICK FOR NOTICE]
  • Santa Monica has provided forms for landlords and tenants.  [CLICK FOR  SANTA MONICA FORMS]

3/19/20 Eviction Moratorium | Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Santa Monica City Council ratified the City’s emergency moratorium on certain types of notices, terminations of tenancy, and evictions. The City passed the temporary moratorium as a part of its emergency order in response to the pandemic emergency related to the spread of COVID-19, and as a part of the necessary measures taken in order to protect the public health and safety of its residents, workers, and visitors.  [3/16/20 Emergency Order]

3/14/20 Local Emergency | FIRST SUPPLEMENT TO THE EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL
EMERGENCY [EXECUTIVE ORDER (pdf)]

* also listed on FREE Forms for COVID-19 Related Issues AOA page


Simi Valley


Sonoma County  

3/17/20- Shelter-in-Place Update | UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 101040, 101085, AND 120175, THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SONOMA (“HEALTH OFFICER”) ORDERS [Executive Order ]


South Pasadena


Stockton – [link is a download]


Sunnyvale – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sunnyvale City Council approved a temporary emergency eviction moratorium on March 31. The moratorium prohibits residential evictions as of March 12, 2020 if a tenant is unable to pay rent during the COVID-19 emergency. The tenant must show proof of hardship to their landlord and pay back all rent within 180 days after the local emergency has ended.  FLYER | COVID-19 Residential Eviction Ordinance

Legislative Public Meetings | Sunnyvale Community Services Coronavirus Updates


Thousand Oaks


VallejoWednesday, March 18, 2020, all residential and business evictions based on a tenant’s loss of income or need to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses due to COVID-19 are prohibited


Watsonville


West Hollywood | Coronavirus

5/5/20 WEHOville Article | City Council Extends WeHo’s Eviction Moratorium to July 31

3/23/20 City Update | City of West Hollywood Update: Eviction Moratorium for Renters in Hardship Due to Coronavirus Emergency

3/16/20 City Moratorium | EFFECTIVE MARCH 16, 2020 TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT RESULTING FROM A FINANCIAL IMPACT DUE TO COVID 19  [MORATORIUM PDF]


West SacramentoOn March 18, 2020, the West Sacramento City Council adopted an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on evicting residential and commercial tenants who suffer substantial wage or business losses due to the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This ordinance is an emergency measure that is in effect immediately through at least May 31st. [FAQ] [Delay of Rent Payment Form]


Woodland


Yolo County//

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