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Senator Steven Bradford COVID-19 Update: Statewide Ban on Evictions Announced

Senator Steven Bradford  Representing Senate District 35

Statewide Ban on Evictions Announced

Governor Gavin Newsom just signed an Executive Order placing a statewide moratorium on evictions for renters affected by the coronavirus. I joined my colleagues las week urging the Governor order an immediate statewide ban on all evictions for the duration of the state of emergency. I am proud to have called for this action. I am aware that many in my district are concerned about this issue, I am happy to inform you that your concerns have been heard. 

This order bans the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

The tenant would be required to retain documentation but not required to submit it to the landlord in advance. And the tenant would remain obligated to repay full rent in "a timely manner" and could still face eviction after the enforcement moratorium is lifted. The order takes effect immediately, and provides immediate relief to tenants for whom rent is due on April 1st. Today's action builds on Governor Newsom's previous executive order authorizing local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the pandemic. A copy of the Governor's executive order can be found here and the text of the order can also be found here.

Many cities in Senate District 35 have passed citywide moratoriums banning evictions within the city prior to the statewide order. Please check with your local cities for details on the orders.

Below you will find more important resources and information to help you and your family combat COVID-19. As you are all aware, this situation is fluid and ever changing. As more information becomes available, we will share with you. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.

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Small Business Resources

Nutrition and Meal Services

Local Resources

For more resources and information on COVID-19:

  • COVID-19 Los Angeles Community Mass Resource List: link
  • CA COVID-19 Response Website: link
  • California Department of Public Health: link
  • Centers for Disease Control: link
  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services: link
  • Labor Workforce and Development Agency: link
  • Senate Democrats Focus Page: focus.senate.ca.gov/covid-19
  • Tips for prevention: English | Spanish

Please remember: 

  • Stay home unless going out for essential services.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Discard tissue and wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and do not come to work if you are sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.

Sincerely,

 

Senator Steven Bradford

Representing the 35th District

Please watch my Coronavirus Public Service Announcement above.