What Does the end of the Eviction Moratorium Mean for Oakland Tenants?

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July 12, 2023

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.