Yes. On March 19, 2020 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 June 30, 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.
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. We will continue to update this information if additional state and federal legislation passes affecting the County’s Moratorium.
On January 5, 2021, the County’s moratorium was expanded to provide additional protections to Residential Tenants (including mobilehome space renters), such as stronger protections against harassment by a landlord, protection from eviction for denying entry to a landlord, and expanding no-fault termination reasons to include substantial remodels to or demolitions of rental property.
On January 29, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 91 into law, which extends the protections for residential and mobilehome space renters facing eviction due to COVID-19 financial hardship through June 30, 2021. The protections in AB 3088 and SB 91 temporarily preempt similar local protections, meaning that between October 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, 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 February 23, 2021, the Board of Supervisors voted to further extend the temporary eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021 and expanded protections to include administrative penalties for violations of the moratorium. The extension also clarifies that tenants, or representatives acting on behalf of the tenant, may pursue civil remedies in court for violations of the moratorium.
On June 22, 2021, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the temporary eviction moratorium through September 30, 2021, clarify that rental payments may only be applied to the current month’s rent unless the tenant agrees otherwise, and clarify that a tenant cannot be evicted for failure to repay rental debt accrued during the moratorium under the terms of a repayment plan. The Board also approved an amendment to the moratorium that allows a landlord to displace a tenant (s) in order to move into, or allow a family member to move into, a single-family home that the landlord owns and intends to use as their primary residence, under certain conditions.
If you’re unsure if these eviction protections apply to you, please contact the Rent Stabilization Unit:
Phone: (833) 223-RENT (7368)