Housing & Community Development Department

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Michelle Starratt
Housing Director

Tenant and Property Owner Resources

Alameda County's Eviction Moratorium Expired on April 29th, 2023

Couple sitting on couch looking at laptopBoth California's and Alameda County's COVID-19 health emergencies ended on February 28, 2023. Alameda County's eviction moratorium ordinance, enacted to protect tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, ends 60 days after the end of the County health emergency. Legal evictions may proceed starting on April 30, 2023 and tenants who do not pay rent from April 30th onward are at risk of eviction.

Tenants with unpaid rents accumulated during the moratorium may not be evicted for such unpaid rents but landlords may still pursue unpaid rent in small claims court.

Tenants who violated their lease for anything other than nonpayment of rent are subject to eviction and not protected within the nonpayment of rent clause in the County's Eviction Moratorium Ordinance.

Alameda County Housing Secure provides resources to residents who are at risk of displacement. Services such as legal counseling, representation, emergency financial assistance may be accessed through this program.

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Tenants may have additional protections if they live in one of the following cities:

Berkeley      Oakland      San Leandro

Eviction Moratorium Ordinance Passed in 2020

On June 30, 2020, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors amended its previous eviction moratorium ordinance to ensure all tenants and homeowners Countywide can shelter-in-place during this covid pandemic. This emergency ordinance outlawed all evictions anywhere in the County, with few exceptions. Alameda County's Eviction Moratorium Expired on April 29th, 2023.

For a more detailed summary, as well as FAQs for Homeowners and Tenants on the County Ordinance, please click here. A link to the ordinance is available here.

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