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Posted on: November 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County Passes Ordinance to Provide Additional Eviction and Rent Freeze Protections

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At a Board meeting on November 17, 2020, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-29 to continue the temporary prohibition on evictions of certain small-business commercial tenants financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This protection now continues through January 31, 2021. Protections for residential tenants were unchanged by the urgency ordinance and last through January 31, 2021. Ordinance No. 2020-29 supersedes Ordinance No. 2020-26. 

See Press Release (PDF). See Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-29 (PDF)

See Eviction and Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs webpage for more information.

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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