On March 9, 2020, the Oakland City Administrator issued a proclamation of Local Emergency, which was ratified by the Oakland City Council on March 12, 2020, due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. On March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council adopted an ordinance imposing a moratorium on residential evictions, rent increases above the Consumer Price Index (CPI) amount of 2.7%, and prohibiting late fees during the Local Emergency. The Ordinance also prohibits evictions based on nonpayment of rent that became due during the Local Emergency when the tenant suffered a substantial reduction of income or substantial increase of expenses due to Covid-19.
On July 21, 2020 City Council extended the eviction moratorium through the end of the Local Emergency.
*Please note: The Emergency Moratorium on Rent Increases and Evictions only applies to tenancies regulated under the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction and the Oakland Rent Adjustment Ordinances. The following is a summary. For complete information, please consult the full text of the Emergency Eviction Ordinance at https://bit.ly/2UQl52b and the extension at https://tinyurl.com/y98c8zzn. Commercial tenants who have questions about the eviction moratorium should contact Business Development at email@example.com.
This emergency ordinance establishes moratoriums on: