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Last updated March 17, 2021 at 5:45 p.m.
On January 29, the State of California adopted legislation (SB 91) that extends the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief Act (AB 3088). SB 91’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act extends eviction protections for tenants experiencing COVID-19 financial hardship effective immediately. Tenants are protected by, and tenants and landlords must follow, the State’s eviction moratorium requirements. SB 91 also provides financial assistance to residential tenants and small property owners impacted by COVID-19.
An infographic about the moratorium is available here.
A fact sheet about the moratorium for tenants is available here.
A fact sheet about the moratorium for homeowners and small landlords is available here.
Register here to join City of Mountain View staff for an online webinar about the statewide eviction moratorium on the following dates:
Landlord Focused: February 9 and 23; March 2 and 30; April 27 and May 25
Tenant Focused (enfocado al inquilino)*: February 10 and 24; March 3 and 31; April 28 and May 26
*Webinar in English and Spanish (webinar en inglés y español)
A PDF of the webinar presentation is available here.
For more information regarding the temporary eviction moratorium call the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline at (650) 282-2514 or email email@example.com.
On January 29, the State of California adopted legislation (SB 91) that extends the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief Act (AB 3088). SB 91’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act extends eviction protections for tenants experiencing COVID-19 financial hardship effective immediately. All residential properties in Mountain View are covered, including single-family homes, condos/townhomes, duplexes, apartments, mobile homes and mobile home spaces and other types of residential rental units. SB 91 also provides financial assistance to tenants and small property owners impacted by COVID-19. Tenants are protected by, and tenants and landlords must follow, the State’s eviction moratorium requirements. It is important that tenants and landlords know that the State law has different noticing and past-due rent repayment requirements than the City’s previous law.
Residential tenants receive eviction protection for nonpayment of rent due between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
No late fees may be assessed on past-due rent covered by the Tenant Relief Act. Tenants are protected from retaliatory evictions: This means that if a landlord alleges other grounds for eviction, but the grounds are a pretext to remove a tenant that has not paid rent due to a COVID-19 hardship, the landlord could be subject to penalties. Specifically, the tenant may stay in the unit and seek actual damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees from the landlord. Any landlord who uses self-help tactics (“constructive eviction”) (e.g., changing locks, shutting off utilities, disposing of tenants’ personal property, etc.) to remove a residential tenant who has not paid rent due to a COVID-19 hardship can be subject to fines of up to $2,500 plus damages.
The Tenant Relief Act prohibits retaliation or harassment against impacted tenants for invoking their rights under the State law.
The Tenant Relief Act provides specific requirements for landlords to follow regarding when unlawful detainer actions may be brought and what notice is required, including:
Landlords and tenants are strongly encouraged to contact the Mountain View Mediation Program to negotiate repayment plans; mediation between landlords and tenants through the free and confidential Mountain View Mediation Program is strongly encouraged.
The City of Mountain View COIVD-19 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.
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households financially impacted by COVID-19 pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Tenants and landlords are able to apply for assistance through this program. Landlords and tenants can check eligibility and apply at HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to learn more.
Visit the State's website to learn more and to apply for the program. View a fact sheet about the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program here.
Click here to view FAQs about SB 91.