Court forms to comply with AB 2179, a new law that extended limited tenant protections under the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (CTRA), are now available. 

At this time, tenants are not protected under state law from eviction for non-payment unless the (1) unlawful detainer is based on amounts due prior to April 1, 2022, AND (2) there is a pending rental assistance application that was filed prior to April 1, 2022. The state’s rental assistance program stopped taking applications at the end of March. Some local programs do remain in effect, however, the eviction protections apply only to applications filed prior to April 1, 2022.

Special Three-Day and 15-Day Notices with updated text from AB 2179 are still required for non-payment of amounts due prior to April 1, 2022. For more information about these notices, see  AB 2179 Notice and Eviction Procedure Update  and CAA’s free webinar at Status of California’s Eviction Moratorium.

AB 2179 also extended CTRA’s preemption provisions, however, some local eviction moratoria that predate CTRA remain in effect.  For more information, see Local Covid-19 Tenant Protections at COVID-19 Resources.