The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, commonly known as AB 3088, was passed by the California Legislature on Monday, August 31, 2020 and took effect immediately upon signature by the Governor.

AB 3088 provides sweeping new protections from eviction for tenants unable to pay rent and other charges due between March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 due to circumstances directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also extends the “just cause” protections of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, commonly known as AB 1482, to all properties through January 31, 2021.

This webinar will provide an overview of:

(1) New 15-Day notice requirements for non-payment of rent and other charges
(2) Requirements for tenant declarations of COVID-19 related financial distress
(3) Conversion of some rental debt to consumer debt
(4) The tenant duty to pay 25% of rent in order retain evictions protections
(5) Documentation requirements for high income tenants
(6) What to do if non-payment is not due to COVID-19 related financial distress
(7) How to handle other “tenant fault” causes for eviction
(8) The status of “no fault” evictions
(9) Additional requirements for properties subject to the federal CARES Act.
(10) Reopening of the California courts for unlawful detainer actions.


Heidi Palutke, Education, Policy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association

Heidi Palutke holds principal responsibility for CAA’s compliance and education programs, including the development of statewide and local compliance forms and materials. She conducts research and analysis of state and local legislation to support CAA’s public affairs team. She also represents CAA before various regulatory agencies and departments and manages CAA’s various litigation projects. Prior to joining CAA, she was an associate with the Law Offices of Andrew L. Packard in San Francisco and served as a legal policy analyst for Lead Safe California. Palutke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco. She is a member of the California State Bar and has been admitted to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Whitney Prout, Policy and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association

Whitney Prout advises CAA’s state and local public affairs teams, develops CAA’s education and compliance materials, assists members on CAA’s Helpline, and represents the interests of CAA members on regulatory issues. Prout has extensive experience advocating on behalf of rental housing providers throughout California in litigation and compliance matters, as well as legislative and regulatory fora.

Original Broadcast Date: September 2020
On-Demand Cost: $29 CAA Member/ $129 Non-Member
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hr.

Qualifies for 1 Unit of CCRM Continuing Education Credit for current CCRM Certified Individuals.

CTRA has been extended twice. First by SB 91 in January, 2021 and second by AB 832, which took effect June 28, 2021. AB 832 extended CTRA’s tenant protections and revised the state’s rental assistance program. Be sure to watch CAA’s free (for members) on-demand webinar about AB 832.

The latest information about CTRA is available at

WARNING This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of California Apartment Association in accordance with section 113P of the Copyright Act 1968 (“Act”). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be subject of copyright protection under the Act.

© 2020 California Apartment Association