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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Board of Supervisors Passed Ordinance to Continue Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance on July 14, 2020, that continues an eviction moratorium for residential properties and small businesses through September 30, 2020. The urgency ordinance also continues a temporary rent freeze for certain residential properties through September 30, 2020.

See Press Release 7/14/2020 (PDF) and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-20 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-20 Spanish (PDF).

For more information, visit the Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs webpage. View or download Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs (PDF) and Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs in Spanish (PDF).

See Ordinance No. 2020-14 (PDF) that was passed on April 21, 2020. See Ordinance No. 2020-14 (PDF) passed on May 26, 2020.

Resources for Tenants

For affordable housing information, visit https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/4807/Affordable- Housing.

Emergency rental assistance may be available at: https://shelterinc.org/get-help/rental- deposite-assistance.html.

Legal assistance may be available to tenants from Bay Area Legal Aid at: https://baylegal.org/.

Tenants in the City of Richmond may be able to obtain legal assistance from Eviction Defense Center at: https://www.evictiondefensecenteroakland.org/.

Businesses may obtain assistance at: https://www.wdbccc.com/. And a hotline has been established for small businesses, available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at 833- 320-1919.

Other resources are available at: http://www.contracostaarc.com/assets/CARE/Financial_Assistance_15.pdf.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm.

Resources for Landlords:

Resources for residential landlords may be available from the California Apartment Association, Contra Costa branch located in Pleasant Hill at: https://caanet.org/local/contra-costa/.

The County will continue to update its website as resources become available.

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