In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a countywide eviction moratorium and rent cap.

The California Apartment Association is calling on rental housing providers to oppose the measure, which would apply both in unincorporated areas and within each city.

State lawmakers have already passed legislation to prevent evictions during the pandemic, namely the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Moreover, in 2019, the Legislature passed a statewide rent cap via AB 1482.

“Adding local rental housing laws on top of newly adopted statewide law creates confusion and undercuts balanced enforcement in the courts,” said Whitney Benzian, CAA’s vice president of public affairs in San Diego. “Rather than create new laws, regulations, and confusion, San Diego County should focus on the quick distribution of rental relief to landlords and tenants financially impacted by the pandemic.”

Take action now

  1. Send a message to the county supervisors using the provided form letter in the blue box below.

    Contact the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today and let them know of the challenges you’re facing as a rental owner and how this proposal is not needed. For your convenience, a form letter has been included below. Please submit your comments using the button below.

2. Testify at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, April 6.

  • What: San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting. Staff report for Agenda Item 19 can be found here.
  • When:  9 a.m., Tuesday, April 6
  • Where: Watch the meeting here
  • How: Instructions on how to call in are here.

Listen by phone: Listen to the live meeting by dialing (619) 531-4716 while business is being conducted. This is a live, listen-only feed.