The 2020 state legislative session concluded, with Governor Newsom signing or vetoing bills in advance of an end of September deadline. Due to COVID-related budget and time constraints, many housing and homelessness bills did not advance.
One bill that did advance was AB 3088, which prevents some evictions related to COVID, such as those related to loss of income or increased medical expenses until February 2021. However, tenants must submit a declaration of non-payment to landlords each month until then.
We encourage people to visit Stay Housed LA County for the most up to date news and resources related to tenant protections. If you or your client is being evicted, you may have additional rights and should consult with an eviction attorney or tenants’ rights organization before vacating your home. Consult Stay Housed LA for legal aid resources.