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How to Apply for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief
Virtual Workshop for Tenants

How to Apply for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief
Virtual Workshop for Landlords

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief – Virtual Workshop
for San Mateo County Residents

San Jose Tenant Rental Policies: Landlord
and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

What does the extension of the #COVID19​ eviction moratorium mean for tenants and landlords?

Statewide Eviction Protections –
What you need to know:

Statewide eviction protections have been in place across California since September 1, 2020 and will last until at least June 30, 2021. The law temporarily protects tenants from eviction actions being taken for non-payment of rent if the tenant has notified the landlord that due to impacts from the COVID-19 emergency, they are unable to pay full rent. Also until June 30, 2021, a landlord cannot terminate (evict) a tenant without a legal reason (“just cause”).

Tenants who notify their landlords of COVID-19 financial impacts CANNOT BE EVICTED on the basis of unpaid rent between March 2020 and June 30, 2021 provided they:​

  1. Sign and return to their landlord a declaration of COVID-19 related financial impacts; AND
  2. Pay at least 25% of the rent due between September 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021 (must pay a total of  25% of the rent due during this period no later than June 30, 2021)

PLEASE NOTE:
Once the moratorium ends on June 30, tenants are responsible for paying their full rent for the following months, unless they work out an agreement otherwise. We can help tenants and landlords craft those agreements – call or email us.

  1. THE UNPAID RENT IS STILL OWED!  Rent relief funds are available and could cover all of what’s owed and even assist tenants with part of future rent payments. See below for more information about rent relief assistance.
  2. Actions to collect unpaid rent cannot be filed until August 1, 2021.

Visit the State’s website for more information: housing.ca.gov

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Overview Resources
(English and Español)

Overview-Resources

Links to Tenant and Landlord Forms:​

If rent has not been paid as a result of COVID-related financial hardship, the following forms are required to be served by Landlords or Tenants to ensure compliance and protections.

Statewide Rent Relief:

Many counties’ rent relief funds are available through the State Program, including San Mateo County:

Please note that our AMI calculator calculates AMI specifically for the counties we serve.

Statewide Hotline: 1-833-687-0967​

State Application for Tenants and Landlords:

Tenant and Landlord Checklists
(English and Español)

Checklists

Small Landlord Relief Information

If you are a small landlord by definition below, please click here or call FHNV to learn about what might be available.

Call (707) 224-9720

Need More Help?

Contact us: (707) 224-9720

We can assist with the following:​

  • Inform you about any laws that may affect you
  • Refer you to other agencies or organizations that may be able to help solve your problem
  • Provide counseling on the steps you can take
  • Help tenants and landlords work out a rent payment plan
  • Help property owners communicate with their lender
    Etc.
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