Changes to the Los Angeles County COVID-19 Temporary Eviction Moratorium
As of October 1, 2020, the County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium will no longer apply to residential tenants facing eviction for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship. Following the Governor's signing of AB 3088, the County's Moratorium will be replaced by the terms of AB 3088. Between October 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, Residential Tenants must comply with the certification requirements established in AB 3088 in order to be protected from eviction.
If a residential tenant’s inability to pay rent is not directly related to COVID-19, they may be protected under the CDC Order and should comply with the certification requirements under that order. See the order: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html.
For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Evictions Moratorium page on the LA County Office of Consumer & Business Affairs website at: https://DCBA.LACounty.gov/NoEvictions.
AB 3088 - COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
On August 31, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 3088, known as the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, legislation that would protect millions of tenants from eviction and property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Under the new law, no tenant can be evicted before February 1, 2021 as a result of rent owed due to a COVID-19 related hardship accrued between March 4 through August 31, 2020, if the tenant provides a declaration of hardship according to the legislation’s timelines. For a COVID-19 related hardship that accrues between September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, tenants must also pay at least 25 percent of the rent due to avoid eviction after February 1, 2021 for the unpaid rent. For more information on AB 3088, visit www.HousingIsKey.com.