Community Meeting - Oakland Eviction Moratorium & Tenants Protections Proposal
This event was held online on April 6, 2023
Thursday, April 6, 2023
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join our community meeting to discuss a proposal to phase out the eviction moratorium & add new permanent tenant protections. Council President Bas will introduce the proposal & hear feedback, and RAP Staff will be present to answer questions. Read proposal here - bit.ly/OaklandEMPO
Proposed Phase Out of Moratorium May 2, 2023 (upon final approval by Council)
All prior provisions remain in effect, except:
Evictions for nonpayment of rent where tenant cannot show COVID-19 nexus with inability to pay
Applies only to rent covering the month of May 2023 and later.
Landlords are allowed to serve 3-day notices to pay rent.
Owner-move in evictions are allowed (landlord or their qualified relative will move in) if they only own one residential rental unit in Oakland
September 1, 2023: Eviction moratorium ends, late fee moratorium ends
July 1, 2024: Rent increase moratorium ends
Existing rent increase moratorium is a cap on all rent increases above CPI (currently 3%), unless required for a fair return, with no pass-throughs or banking
Proposed Extension of Rent Increase Moratorium
To further protect tenants and promote housing stability, these Permanent Tenant Protections will be added:
For evictions based on non-payment of rent that accrued prior to September 1, 2023, tenant will have a defense if the rent was unpaid due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This provision codifies a protection enacted in March 2020.
In order to evict a tenant for breach of lease, the landlord must prove that the breach of lease caused the landlord substantial damage, the tenant acted unreasonably, & the term of tenancy allegedly violated is reasonable.
Tenant can't be evicted for owing less than one (1) month of HUD fair market rent
Resident managers can't be evicted for termination of employment if they were a tenant at the property prior to becoming the manager.