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NOTE: This tracker does not reflect the interaction of local ordinances with statewide protections under AB 3088/SB 91. For more detailed information on how these laws interact, see our in-depth descriptions for each city and county: http://ebho.org/our-work/covid19-housing-policy/
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ProhibitedTimeline for Notifying Landlord
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City/CountyStart DateEnd DateNon- Payment EvictionsNo-Fault Evictions*Rent IncreasesLate FeesComm. EvictionsRepayment PeriodWritten NoticeDocumentationNotes
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AlamedaMarch 1st, 2020SOE** + 30 daysYYYYY6 monthsNot specifiedNot specifiedRent freeze applies to rent-controlled units only; prohibits utility shut-offs
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Albany (expired)
March 26th, 2020
September 30th, 2020
YNNYY180 daysWithin 30 days of missed rentSame
Rents can still be increased, but certain tenants don't have to pay increase until 6-month repayment period
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Antioch
March 16th, 2020
End of SOEYNNYY180 daysWithin 14 days of missed rentSame-
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Berkeley
March 17th, 2020
End of SOEYYNYY12 monthsWithin 7 days of missed rentWithin 45 days of request or 30 days of SOEAfter 12 months, unpaid rent becomes a consumer debt, but tenant can never be evicted for that debt
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Concord (expired)
March 25th, 2020
September 30th, 2020
YNYYY90 days/monthAt least 7 days before rent dueWithin 3 days of missed rent
Tenant must indicate that they've experienced 20%+ reduction in household income in written notice to landlord
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El Cerrito
March 16th, 2020
End of SOEYNNYY180 daysWithin 30 days of missed rentSame-
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Emeryville (expired)
March 19th, 2020
September 30th, 2020
YYNYY12 monthsNot specifiedNot specifiedApplies to homeowners who fail to pay HOA fees due to COVID
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Fremont
March 17th, 2020
SOE + 30 daysYYNYY180 days
Within 5 days of notice of termination
SameTenant must repay 50% of missed rent within first 90 days; applies to mobile homes, as well
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Hayward (expired)
March 24th, 2020
September 30th, 2020
YYNYY180 daysNot specifiedNot specifiedApplies to homeowners who fall behind on mortgages due to COVID
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Newark
March 26th, 2020
End of SOEYNNYY180 daysWithin 7 days of missed rent
Within 15 days of missed rent
Tenant must repay 25% of missed rent within each 45-day period
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OaklandMarch 9th, 2020End of SOEYYYYYUnlimitedNot specifiedNot specifiedMoratoria on eviction protections and rent increases only apply to Just Cause and RAP units, respectively; unpaid rent becomes consumer debt, but tenant can never be evicted for that debt
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Pinole (expired)
March 16th, 2020
July 15th, 2020YNNYY90 daysWithin 30 days of missed rentSameOrdinance expired, leaving tenants covered by Contra Costa moratorium
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Pittsburg
March 16th, 2020
End of SOEYYYYY180 daysWithin 15 days of missed rentSameTenant must pay prorated rent, depending on percentage loss of household income
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Richmond (expired)
March 17th, 2020
September 30th, 2020
YYYYN12 monthsWithin 30 days of missed rentSame-
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Richmond (current)
March 23rd, 2021
SOE + 60 daysN/A***YNN/A***NN/A***N/A***N/A***Limits evictions to situations involving an imminent threat to public health and safety
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San Leandro
March 23rd, 2020
End of SOEYNNYY120 daysWithin 10 days of missed rentSame
Grace period can be extended to 180 days if tenants notifies owner of inability to pay back rent at 120-day mark
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San Pablo (expired)
March 16th, 2020
July 28th, 2020YYYYY12 monthsWithin 14 days of missed rentSame
Owner-move-in evictions still allowed; ordinance expired, leaving tenants covered by Contra Costa moratorium
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Union City
March 24th, 2020
End of SOEYNNYY90 daysWithin 10 days of missed rentSame-
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Alameda County
March 24th, 2020
SOE + 60 daysYYNYY12 monthsNot specifiedWithin 45 days of request or 30 days of SOEApplies to all cities and unincorporated areas; if cities have their own ordinances, the stronger of the two prevails; applies to homeowners and mobile home owners, as well; after 12 months, unpaid rent becomes a consumer debt, but tenant can never be evicted for that debt
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Contra Costa County
March 16th, 2020
June 30th, 2021YYYYY120 daysWithin 14 days of missed rentNot specifiedApplies to all cities and unincorporated areas; if cities have their own ordinances that address the same subject, the city law prevails on that subject, while the County ordinance applies to the remaining issues; the cap on rent increases only applies to units covered by AB 1482; owner-move-in evictions still allowed
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* Excludes Ellis Act evictions
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** SOE = State of Emergency
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*** Because Richmond's second moratorium was passed after AB 3088/SB 91, it doesn't apply to non-payment evictions. For tenants in Richmond, issues related to non-payment of rent, repayment periods, and late fees are all governed by SB 91.
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Research conducted by East Bay Housing Organizations. Current as of 3/24/21. Please email alex@ebho.org with questions or updates.
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