COVID-19 Information for Homeowner & Renters

Mortgage Relief for Homeowners Statewide

On March 25, Governor Gavin Newsom announced mortgage relief for Californians affected by COVID-19.  Eligible homeowners would be able to defer mortgage payments for at least three months. The relief package included Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Citi Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase, as well as 200 state-chartered banks and credit unions.

If you are unable to make your mortgage payments due to COVID-19, please call your lender for more information about their deferment programs before stopping payments.

Renters

On March 27, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order prohibiting 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 and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19. The order does not relieve a tenant from the obligation to pay rent, or restrict the landlord’s ability to recover rent that is due. The protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended.

For information on local actions taken, contact your local county or city representative.