On September 28, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (“Board”) adopted the Los Angeles County (“County”) COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution (“COVID-19 Tenant Protections”), which extended certain protections previously in effect under the County’s Eviction Moratorium. The COVID-19 Tenant Protections are retroactive to March 4, 2020 and provide affirmative defenses against evictions for residential* and commercial tenants, including mobilehome space renters, through January 31, 2022, unless repealed or extended by the Board.
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.
As of September 1, 2020, the County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections apply to all incorporated cities if that city’s local protections do not provide the same or greater protections to commercial and residential tenants. Please see our website for a complete list of COVID-19 eviction protections in the County.
On June 28, 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 832 into law, which extended state protections (previously AB 3088, SB 91, and AB 81) for residential tenants and mobilehome space renters facing eviction due to COVID-19 financial hardship through September 30, 2021. With the expiration of AB 832, Tenants that have not paid their rent and did not meet repayment requirements under the state law are no longer protected from eviction. Tenants are urged to apply to the state’s rent relief program, as you may be more protected from eviction. The County is preempted by state law from enacting new or amending existing protections for residential tenants related to nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 until March 31, 2022. However, all other Tenant protections offered through the County, including protections for no-fault evictions, denying entry to a landlord, and evictions for unauthorized occupants, pets, and nuisance, will remain in effect through January 31, 2022.
For more information on the protections established by AB 3088, SB 91, AB 81, and AB 832, guidelines related to landlord-issued notices, certification requirements, and more, please visit: http://www.housing.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255.
If you’re unsure if these eviction protections apply to you, please contact the Rent Stabilization Unit:
Phone: (833) 223-RENT (7368)