Alhambra approves temporary eviction moratorium

City of Alhambra

The Alhambra City Council has adopted an Urgency Ordinance to establish a temporary moratorium on evicting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to COVID-19.

The council unanimously approved Urgency Ordinance 02M20-4771 on March 27. It covers both residential and commercial tenants. You are eligible if you have:

Experienced a layoff, loss of hours, or other income reduction due to COVID-19.

Experienced substantial out-of-pocket medical expense due to COVID-19.

Had to care for a home-bound school-aged child.

Complied with a recommendation from a government agency to stay at home, self-quarantine, or avoid congregating with others.

A tenant may use this ordinance as an affirmative defense in an unlawful detainer or other action brought by a landord to recover possession of the rental unit.

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20 terminates on May 31 unless it is extended.

To learn more about Alhambra's temporary eviction moratorium, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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