In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City established a residential tenant eviction moratorium (RTEM) that prohibited all evictions of residential tenants through September 30, 2020 (subject to certain limited exceptions).
More details can be found in the August 4, 2020 5th Amended Rules and Implementation Measures(PDF, 778KB) document, in the March 27, 2020 Second Supplement to Public Order, in the April 18, 2020 Eighth Supplement to Public Order, in the May 19, 2020 Twelfth Supplement to Public Order, and in the August 4, 2020 Twenty-Second Supplement to Public Order .
The City's RTEM expired on September 30, 2020. Due to new state law, AB 3088,and subsequently SB 91, any further extension or modification of the City’s RTEM would have no effect until July 1, 2021; therefore, City Council may consider whether to re-establish a local moratorium after July 1st. Currently, residential eviction protections for the inability to pay rent due to COVID-19-related circumstances are governed by California state law (SB 91, amending the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020), which is not implemented or enforced by the City.
For questions about the residential tenant eviction moratorium, please email the Housing Division or call them at (310) 253-5790.
For information regarding the commercial tenant eviction moratorium, in effect through March 31, 2021, please visit the Coronavirus Business Information page.