Moratorium on Evictions

Eviction Moratorium

UPDATE: L.A. County Board of Supervisors Vote to Extend the County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections through January 31, 2022

On September 28, 2021, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend Los Angeles County’s temporary eviction moratorium through January 31, 2022. These protections, which went into effect March 2020 and set to expire on September 30, 2021, provided a set of affirmative defenses against evictions for residential and commercial tenants, as well as mobilehome space renters.

The updated policy, now renamed the county’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution, continues to provide a defense against eviction for residential and commercial tenants, while also expanding the owner move-in provisions. Notably, the updated resolution expands the owner move-in exception to allow property owners or their qualifying family members to move into up to two units as their principal residence(s) if the single-family home, condominium unit, mobilehome space, duplex and/or triplex was purchased by the property owner on or before June 30, 2021, and if certain conditions are met. It also clarifies provisions not preempted by state law, such as residential nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship.

For more information about the LA County COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution, visit dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions.

For any additional questions about landlord/tenant laws and programs in LA County, visit rent.lacounty.gov.

For more information about the Housing is Key rent relief program, visit housingiskey.com.