CAN'T PAY YOUR RENT? DO NOT MOVE OUT. YOU CANNOT BE EVICTED
In the midst of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many people are sick; many are out of work or on reduced pay; companies have closed or eliminated hours; unemployment subsidies have run out; the stimulus checks have long been spent; and countless people are struggling just to survive or are moving because they anticipate eviction due to their temporary inability to pay rent. In response to these very real concerns, eviction moratoriums for non-payment of rent have been enacted by the City of Oakland, Alameda County, the State of California, and the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Oakland eviction moratorium provides the strongest protections for Oakland tenants with Just Cause for Eviction coverage.
Under the Oakland Eviction Moratorium, which remains in effect until the Local Emergency is over, you cannot be evicted for almost any reason if your tenancy is covered by Oakland’s Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance. You also cannot have your rent raised beyond 1.9% (the current Consumer Price Index, or “CPI”) if your unit is covered by the Rent Adjustment Ordinance. You cannot be charged late fees.
Oakland tenants not covered under Just Cause (buildings constructed after 1995) are still covered by the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium — which is very similar to Oakland's moratorium.
For additional information, review these FAQ resources to more fully understand your rights and eligibility under the Oakland and Alameda County eviction moratoria: