On March 19, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, signed an Executive Order which placed a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This moratorium is retroactive to March 4, 2020, the date of the County’s declaration of an emergency, and will continue through January 31, 2021, and may be extended by the Board on a month-to-month basis.
On March 31, 2020 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued an executive order placing a temporary rent freeze on rent stabilized units in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective April 14, 2020 the Board expanded the temporary moratorium to include all jurisdictions countywide unless they have already adopted their own moratoria and included Mobilehome parks who rent space to mobilehome owners.
As of September 1, 2020, the County’s moratorium will apply to all incorporated cities if that city’s local moratorium does not provide the same or greater protections to commercial and residential tenants. Please see our website for a complete list of moratoria in the County.
On September 1, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 3088 into law, which provides temporary protections for tenants, homeowners, and small landlords against evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 related financial hardship. The protections in AB 3088 temporarily preempt similar local protections, meaning that as of October 1, 2020, residential tenants facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent related to COVID-19 financial hardship will not be covered under the County’s moratorium. All other protections for residential tenants and all protections for commercial tenants will remain in effect through the duration of the moratorium.
On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order to provide baseline protections for income-qualifying tenants facing financial hardship, regardless if the financial hardship is related to COVID-19. Qualifying residential tenants may be able to establish protections against eviction by following the directives in the CDC Order.
If you’re unsure if this executive order applies to you, please contact the Rent Stabilization Unit:
Phone: (833) 223-RENT (7368)