Information on COVID-19 for Renters & Landlords

COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act

Last year, the Governor and Legislature worked together to pass AB 3088 which provides relief through January 31, 2021, for tenants experiencing COVID-19-related financial distress. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the substantial effect it continues to have on the economy, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 91 which extends and expands the protections created by AB 3088. SB 91 extends the moratorium against evictions to June 30, 2021, extends the protections of “no cause” evictions, and makes financial assistance available to financially distressed qualifying landlords and tenants.

AB 832 Extends the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act Through September of 2021 

AB 832 has extended the expiration of the transition time period from June 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021. During this time, residents will continue to be protected from eviction so long as they (1) return the required declaration regarding a COVID-19 financial hardship and (2) pay at least 25% of the rent that became due between September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 on or before September 30, 2021. Landlords can continue to require high-income tenant households to return a signed declaration along with verification of financial hardship. The statewide ban on no cause evictions is also extended through September 30, 2021. This will mean that landlords will be required to state just cause on any termination notice to tenants.

Information on the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020.