Executive Order N-37-20

Governor of CA

On March 27, 2020 Governor Newsom of California issued an Executive Order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020.

The order prohibits landlords from:

  • Evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent
  • Prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts
  • It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than 7 days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

Tenants are required to retain documentation but not required to submit it to the landlord in advance. And the tenant would remain obligated to repay full rent in a timely manner and could still face eviction after the enforcement moratorium is lifted. The order takes effect immediately, and provides immediate relief to tenants.

View the entire Executive Order Below. 

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