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California Legislature adjourns without extending COVID eviction moratorium

California lawmakers on Friday night adjourned for the year without extending the statewide COVID-19 eviction moratorium, all but cementing its expiration on Sept. 30.

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Moratorium ending: Although the moratorium is slated to expire Sept. 30, it won’t be business as usual come Oct. 1. Rules around the unlawful detainer process are changing. Learn what this means for your rental housing operation by taking CAA’s webinar, “The Eviction Moratorium is Ending. Now What?” on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Click the button below to register. Register for webinar


Although the moratorium is slated to end, elements of the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act, which includes the limited local preemption, will carry on. For example, that law continues to prohibit local governments from creating their own eviction restrictions for nonpayment of rent through March 31, 2022.


The unlawful detainer process also is temporarily changing. Come Oct. 1 through March 31, 2022, rental property owners will be required to demonstrate they have applied for rental assistance prior to commencing an eviction for nonpayment.

Applying for assistance: Learn about California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program and how to apply at CAA’s special webpage, linked at the button below, or go straight to the state’s rental assistance website here: Housing is Key. Applying for rental assistance


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