Last updated July 20, 2020 at 10:20 p.m.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mountain View City Council enacted a temporary eviction moratorium suspending residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to related financial impacts. The ordinance is effective through August 31, 2020.
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For more information regarding the temporary eviction moratorium call the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline at (650) 282-2514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Mountain View City Council enacted a temporary eviction moratorium suspending residential evictions for non-payment of rent due to related financial impacts. The ordinance is effective March 27, 2020 through August 31, 2020 and is subject to extension as approved by the City Council. The eviction moratorium is applicable for all residential rental units in Mountain View including single-family homes, condos/townhomes, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes and mobile home spaces and other types of residential rental units.
During the moratorium, landlords who receive notification from tenants of substantial financial impact due to COVID-19 cannot evict tenants for not paying rent. Tenants are required to pay the past due rent within 180 days after the end of the moratorium. This repayment period begins after the end of the moratorium and repayment plans are not required under the ordinance.
No late fees may be assessed on past-due rent covered by the moratorium. COVID-19 impact notices can be used as an affirmative defense by impacted tenants in Unlawful Detainer Court. Landlords who violate this ordinance are subject to code enforcement action, administrative penalties, and fines pursuant to the City Code. Retaliation or harassment against impacted tenants for invoking their rights under the moratorium is prohibited.
Affected tenants need to:
The Mountain View Rent Relief Program provides up to $3,000 per month of rental assistance for up to two months for qualifying Mountain View tenants impacted by COVID-19. The Community Services Agency (CSA) administers the program.
To apply, contact CSA via email at RentHelp@CSACares.org or call (650) 968-0836 to leave a voicemail. Email inquiries are preferred. CSA staff will respond as quickly as possible but please be patient. Households who apply after the program reaches maximum capacity will be added to a waitlist and contacted if additional funding becomes available.
Visit the City of Mountain View’s COVID-19 Relief Resources Page to learn more.
Santa Clara County has also set-up a Rent Relief Fund. Eligible households can add their names to an interest list and will be contacted when more funding is available. For more information, visit sacredheartcs.org/covid19/.
The Mountain View Small Landlord Relief Program allows landlords financially impacted by COVID-19 to apply for a loan if they experience a reduction in rental income received due to the pandemic. For more information regarding the Small Landlord Relief Program or for assistance completing the application, please contact the City at (650) 903-6122 or email@example.com, or visit MountainView.gov/SBRP.