On Tuesday, May 19, the San José City Council approved several amendments to the temporary eviction moratorium. The moratorium is now extended through June 30, 2020. In addition to the extension, the following changes are now in effect:
- Affected tenants who accrue unpaid rent during the eviction moratorium have until December 31, 2020, to pay at least 50% of the unpaid rent. Affected tenants have until June 30, 2021, to pay the remainder of their unpaid rent accrued during the eviction moratorium. These dates are subject to change if the City Council extends the moratorium beyond June 30.
- Affected tenants and landlords may negotiate their own repayment plans. This is voluntary. Before a repayment plan is signed, the landlord must provide the tenant with a written notice of their rights under the eviction moratorium related to repayment of past due rent. You will find a PDF of this notice here.
- Retaliation or harassment against affected tenants who invoke their rights under the eviction moratorium is prohibited.
- If a landlord serves a tenant with a termination notice while the eviction moratorium is in effect, the tenant has seven days to notify the landlord that the tenant’s income has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Landlords may not charge affected tenants any penalties, fees, or interest on unpaid rent that accrues during the eviction moratorium.
To learn more about the updates to the temporary eviction moratorium, please join us for a Zoom webinar using the link below, or join by phone: 877 853 5257 (Toll Free).
If you have questions, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program at 408-975-4480 or RSP@sanjoseca.gov.