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Coronavirus: Resources for navigating the outbreak
What you need to know
- Rental Assistance Payment Program
- COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act
- Local COVID-19 Tenant Protections
- State & Federal COVID-19 Tenant Protections
- Fraud Warning for Homeowners
- Guidelines for Reopening California Shelter in Place Orders
- Video Resources for Rental Housing Providers
Letters and agreements
Where to get assistance
- Government & Community Resources for Housing Providers
- Property Tax Penalty Waivers for Eligible Taxpayers
- Mortgage Assistance
- Resources for Tenants
Rental Assistance Payment Program
The application process for the State of California’s Rental Assistance Payment Program opened on March 15, 2021. Some local governments have also opened their application process for rental assistance.
Visit CAA’s compliance page at caanet.org/rapp/ for more information.
COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act
On January 29, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 91. It took effect immediately.
Visit CAA’s compliance page dedicated to CTRA at caanet.org/ctra/ for more information.
Local COVID-19 Tenant Protections
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, actions have been taken at all levels of government to protect tenants from eviction. Local governments in particular have enacted numerous COVID-19-related tenant protections. Below are links to the local eviction moratoria of which CAA is aware. CAA has created summaries of the moratoria in the most populous areas.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order N-28-20 that authorized local governments to halt evictions for residential renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic expired September 30. Many local eviction moratoria tied their protections to this executive order. For a copy of the Governor’s executive order click here.
To view the list of localities that have adopted specific eviction restrictions, please tap the appropriate header below.
CAA Summaries for the Most Populated Cities and Counties (A-Z)
- Alameda (County)
- Chula Vista
- Contra Costa County
- Culver City
- Elk Grove
- Fresno (City)
- Garden Grove
- Long Beach
- City of Los Angeles
- County of Los Angeles
- Mountain View
- Rancho Cucamonga
- Riverside (City)
- City of Sacramento
- County of Sacramento
- San Bernardino (City)
- San Diego (City)
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- San Mateo County
- Santa Ana
- Santa Clara (City)
- Santa Clara County
- Santa Clarita
- Santa Cruz (City)
- Santa Cruz (County)
- Simi Valley
- Sonoma County
To ensure compliance with all applicable laws, CAA strongly recommends that rental housing providers consult with an attorney before issuing any notice to pay rent or quit or notice of termination of tenancy while this pandemic persists.
State & Federal COVID-19 Tenant Protections
State COVID-19 Tenant Protections
On August 31, 2020, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Gavin Newsom signed, AB 3088. This bill enacted the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 (“CTRA”), which created substantial new protections from evictions for renters, including prohibitions on ever evicting a resident who has failed to make specified rental payments provided certain requirements are met. Information about this new law is available at caanet.org/ab3088.
Federal COVID-19 Tenant Protections
On March 27, 2020 Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which included a temporary moratorium on evictions for residential properties financed by federally backed mortgage loans or that participate in federal affordable housing programs, including properties with Section 8 housing vouchers. For more information, see CAA’s Industry Insight — CARES Act Federal Eviction Moratorium.
CDC Eviction Moratorium Order
On September 1, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order temporarily halting most residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This order remains in effect until December 31, 2020. The CDC order states that it applies nationwide, except that it does not apply “in any State, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provide the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed in this Order.” For more information, see CAA’s Industry Insight — CDC Eviction Moratorium.
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