What does the end of the eviction moratorium mean for Oakland tenants?
- Tenants cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent that accrued from March 2020 – July 14, 2023, that was unpaid due to financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Landlords will be permitted to file eviction lawsuits for nonpayment of rent accrued after July 15, 2023, as well as any other just cause.
- Tenants should be saving to ensure they can pay August rent. If you receive an eviction notice, contact a legal services organization immediately.
Additional Protections for Oakland Tenants
- For all rent-controlled tenants, the Oakland Rent Increase Moratorium will remain in effect until July 1, 2024. This caps annual rent increases at 3%.
- Tenants cannot be evicted for owning less than 1 month of HUD fair market rent
If you have questions about eviction defense or tenant rights, call EBCLC’s Housing Intake: 510-548-4040. For more information on housing and tenants rights visit our Housing Services page.