California Eviction Protection Extended to Sept. 30; 100% Past-Due Rental Assistance Available

The State of California has extended residential eviction protections through Sept. 30, 2021. Tenants who were financially impacted by COVID-19 are protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent if the tenant provides their landlord with a signed declaration of financial distress. By Sept. 30, 2021, tenants must pay at least 25% of the rent due during the period of Sept. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2021.

Federal Residential Eviction Moratorium Extended through July 31, 2021

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the federal moratorium on residential evictions, further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021, is now extended through July 31, 2021. This is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.

The City of Santa Ana's eviction moratorium has already expired and the City is following the State and Federal eviction moratoriums. The State moratorium is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021.

Orange County Moves to Yellow Tier with Fewer Restrictions on May 19

The California Department of Public Health announced that as vaccination numbers increase and COVID-19 case rates fall, Orange County has met the required metrics to move into the Yellow Tier (Tier 4) in the state's pandemic reopening plan, effective Wednesday, May 19.

Bars may reopen indoors at 25% capacity and indoor live events may resume with limitations. Theme parks, dining, and many other businesses already open indoors may operate with greater capacity.