Santa Ana City Manager Kristine Ridge today signed an executive order extending through July 28, 2020, the moratorium on evictions due to non-payment of rent by residential and commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19.
This action was taken due to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both residents and businesses, to prevent the proliferation of homelessness, and to protect public health. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s extended Executive Order N-66-20 authorizes local governments to impose such eviction moratoriums through July 28.
The Santa Ana City Council declared a local emergency on March 17, and City Manager Ridge ordered the moratorium on evictions on March 19. The moratorium’s end date was previously extended from May 31 to June 30.
Tenants are required to notify their landlord of their inability to pay rent in order to receive protections under the moratorium.
The eviction moratorium does not relieve affected tenants of their responsibility to pay rent or for any unpaid rent during the moratorium. Once the moratorium is over, a landlord may collect any unpaid rent, but may not charge late fees. Tenants will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency to repay any back rent due.
It recommended that tenants go to the City’s website for further information: