The state eviction moratorium was extended and modified through the end of September. The governor’s “bridge” proclamation prohibits evictions for non-payment of past due rent, “until such time as the resources and programs established by the Legislature are in place and operational.” Furthermore, evictions for non-payment of future rent – August 1 through September 30, 2021 – are not permitted if the tenant has “demonstrably taken action to pay rent.” Evictions for other reasons allowed under state law are permitted.
The order also requires that:
- Landlords and tenants avail themselves of rental assistance and eviction resolution pilot programs the legislature has ordered established in order to resolve any COVID-related past due rent which became due between February 29, 2020, and July 31, 2021;
- Tenants take steps to pay rent or avail themselves of rental assistance in order to pay rent which becomes due between August 1, 2021, and the end of this proclamation or any extension thereof;
- For any tenant who is or becomes in arrears, landlords offer a reasonable repayment plan to tenants per Senate Bill 5160; and
- Tenants respond to notice of funding and other available programs within the timeframes established by the legislature.
Non-traditional and other transient housing previously covered by the eviction moratorium are not included in this order, including hotels/motels, vacation rentals, and camping areas.
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