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Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

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COVID-19 Tenant & Landlord Resources

 This is an evolving situation with measures being taken at the state, county, and local levels, and rapidly changing information. This page was last updated:  June 4, 2020.
  Items designated as "NEW" have new or updated information.

TENANTS, can't pay rent due COVID-19?  You have protections, but you MUST TAKE ACTION.  In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, the Governor and the Berkeley City Council have taken important steps to protect many tenants from eviction. To protect public health and prevent further transmission of COVID-19 by avoiding unnecessary displacement and homelessness, the Berkeley City Council passed the COVID-19 Emergency Response Ordinance (Berkeley Municipal Code 13.110) on March 17, 2020 which specifically applies to Berkeley tenants. This Ordinance places a moratorium -- or a temporary freeze -- on residential evictions for failure to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19 during the local state of emergency period, and on no-fault evictions other than Ellis Act evictions.  On May 26, 2020, the Berkeley City Council made important amendments, effective immediately, to the Emergency Response Ordinance to expand tenant protections.  The amended Ordinance is linked below.  We are in the process of updating our Factsheet and FAQs to reflect the amendments.   

If you receive a 3-Day Notice or an Eviction Notice, you should contact our office immediately via email at rent@cityofberkeley.info or by calling 510-981-RENT (981-7368).

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