The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed an Urgency Ordinance on March 24, 2020, establishing a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions resulting from a substantial loss of income caused by COVID-19.
The moratorium applies to all cities countywide and is supported by the Governor’s order put in place on March 16, 2020. The County’s moratorium will last until May 31, 2020 and can be extended if the Governor revises his statewide order beyond May 31.
The County Counsel’s office will soon be issuing a set of frequently asked questions for both landlords and tenants about how the ordinance will be implemented and what the dispute resolution process will be. We will update our community of this information when it becomes available.
More information and the full text of the Ordinance can be found here: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/d5/Pages/SupervisorsApproveCountywideMoratoriumonCOVID-19-Evictions.aspx
The executive order put in place by Governor Newson on March 16, 2020 protects renters and homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This order waives the time limitations set forth in Penal Code section 396, subdivision (f). However, the order does not relieve a tenant from the obligation to pay rent, or restrict the landlord’s ability to recover rent that is due. These protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended.
If you are a Campbell renter or rental property owner experiencing a violation of this order, please review the order’s full directive and more information on our Tenant/Landlord Disputes page.
Governor Newsom’s Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic