Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions
On March 25, 2020, the Fremont City Council ratified an Executive Order establishing a temporary moratorium on evictions of residential tenants in Fremont.
The City’s Residential Eviction Moratorium provides that during the period of local emergency declared in response to COVID-19, no landlord shall endeavor to evict a residential tenant in either of the following situations: (1) for nonpayment of rent if the tenant demonstrates that the tenant is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19, or (2) for a no-fault eviction unless immediately necessary because of the existence of a hazardous condition affecting tenants or neighbors.
On April 22, 2020, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted an urgency ordinance to regulate residential throughout the County. On June 30, 2020, the BOS adopted an ordinance to extend its previous eviction moratorium. The ordinance prohibits all evictions anywhere in the County with few exceptions. The ordinance allows tenants up to 12 months, starting from the date rent is due, to repay the overdue rent. This ordinance is effective until 60 days after the local health emergency is lifted by the County or 60 days after December 31, 2020, whichever is later.
The County’s ordinance provides that its regulation of residential evictions applies to Fremont.
A new state law enacted on August 31, 2020 called the Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act put in place a new statewide moratorium on residential evictions, also until January 31, 2021.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and the substantial effect it continues to have on the economy, the State has extended the moratorium against evictions to June 30, 2021.
On September 2, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom launched the Housing is Key website to inform Californians about the State's new tenant and landlord protections. The Housing is Key website will connect tenants and landlords with important information about relief and protections under the new State law. For more information and details, please visit the Housing is Key website.
Tenants may be covered under State, county and/or local protections. Tenants should seek legal assistance to determine what protections apply in their situation. Below are legal resources available for Alameda County residents:
- Tenants may also reach out to the City’s Tenant and Landlord Counseling Services. For more information, please visit the City’s Landlord and Tenant Advice webpage or call 510-574-2270.
Resources for Tenants
- Mediation services are available for tenants on matters related to this temporary moratorium on residential evictions. Please contact Fremont Landlord, Tenant, & Fair Housing Services at 510-574-2270 or by email.
- COVID-19 Resources for Tenants
Resources for Landlords
For questions, please contact the Housing Division by email or by calling 510-494-4500.