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Coronavirus: Resources for navigating the outbreak

COVID-19 Resources

Rental Assistance Payment Program

The application process for the State of California’s Rental Assistance Payment Program opened on March 15, 2021.  Some local governments have also opened their application process for rental assistance.

Visit CAA’s compliance page at for more information.

COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act

On January 29, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 91. It took effect immediately. 

Visit CAA’s compliance page dedicated to CTRA at for more information.

Local COVID-19 Tenant Protections

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, actions have been taken at all levels of government to protect tenants from eviction. Local governments in particular have enacted numerous COVID-19-related tenant protections. Below are links to the local eviction moratoria of which CAA is aware. CAA has created summaries of the moratoria in the most populous areas.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order N-28-20 that authorized local governments to halt evictions for residential renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic expired September 30. Many local eviction moratoria tied their protections to this executive order. For a copy of the Governor’s executive order click here

To view the list of localities that have adopted specific eviction restrictions, please tap the appropriate header below.

CAA Summaries for the Most Populated Cities and Counties (A-Z)

To ensure compliance with all applicable laws, CAA strongly recommends that rental housing providers consult with an attorney before issuing any notice to pay rent or quit or notice of termination of tenancy while this pandemic persists. 

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Employees in the rental housing industry and most other California businesses no longer have to wear masks indoors if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition to loosening mask…

The California Apartment Association today welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to fully reopen the state’s economy in a little more than two months. Newsom announced the reopening plan for California…

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) says it’s legal under California’s civil rights laws for property management firms and other businesses to require employees to get vaccinated against…

Rental housing providers and residents can now begin applying for Covid-19-related rental assistance through the State of California. The program, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development,…