AB 3088 – COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
Complying with the
Relief Act of 2020
The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, enacted by AB 3088, was passed by the California Legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on August 31, 2020.
Here’s what you need to know.
The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 (“CTRA”) enacts substantial new protections from evictions for all residents, including prohibitions on ever evicting a resident who has failed to make specified rental payments provided certain requirements are met. For a full explanation, see CAA’s Industry Insight – AB 3088 – The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020.
WEBINAR – What is the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020?
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Below is a brief summary of the new law
New Compliance Forms
CAA has published 14 new forms for complying with AB 3088.
Translation requirement for the declaration of COVID-19 related financial distress
If the landlord negotiated the rental/lease agreement in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean and, as a result, was required by state law to provide a copy of the rental/lease agreement in one of those languages, the landlord is also required to provide the unsigned copy of a declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress to the resident in that language. As required by CTRA, the Department of Real Estate has official translations of the text of the declaration on their website, which can be found here.
For more information about foreign language translation requirements, see CAA’s Industry Insight – Foreign Language Rental Agreements and Leases.
Interaction Between CTRA and Local Eviction Moratoria
CAA staff are currently working on compliance materials for many of the cities and counties that have local eviction moratoria that overlap with CTRA. Please keep an eye on CAA’s ENews and our website for additional compliance information regarding CTRA and local eviction moratoria.
CTRA vs the City of San Jose
CTRA vs the City of Sacramento
CTRA vs the County of Los Angeles
CTRA vs the City of Los Angeles
WEBINAR – City of Los Angeles Eviction Moratorium & COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
The City of Los Angeles, like many localities, already had its own eviction moratorium to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar will provide an overview of how the City of Los Angeles Eviction Moratorium interacts with CTRA.
What is 130% of Median Income for your county?
The values in this table have been adjusted to show the greater of 130% of median income or $100,000, consistent with the requirements of the law.