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
Industry Insight – AB 3088 – The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020
This Industry Insight provides in-depth explanation of the new law.
Industry Insight – CARES Act Federal Eviction Moratorium
On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, more commonly known as the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. One provision of that law places a temporary moratorium on eviction filings for residential properties that are financed by federally backed mortgage loans or that participate in federal affordable housing programs. This Industry Insight provides an overview of that moratorium.
Industry Insight – CDC Eviction Moratorium
On September 1, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order temporarily halting most residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This order remains in effect until December 31, 2020. The CDC order states that it applies nationwide, except that it does not apply “in any State, local, territorial, or tribal area with a moratorium on residential evictions that provide the same or greater level of public-health protection than the requirements listed in this Order.”
Flow Chart – COVID-19 Eviction Protections
CAA has developed a flowchart to show how tenant protections would work over time.
New Compliance Forms
CAA has published 10 new forms for complying with AB 3088.
Are you unsure of which form to use? To help you determine which form should be served, click on the CAA COVID-19 Forms Flowchart.
This table lists the new forms CAA has created to comply with the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 (AB 3088) and explains when to use them.
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.