What You Need to Know About AB 2179
WMA Updated Sample 3/60 Form
The Legislature passed and the Lieutenant Governor signed a COVID-19 eviction moratorium through June 30, 2022, but only for tenants whose applications for rental assistance have been submitted on or before March 31, 2022.
AB 2179 offers no protections for tenants who did not pay the rent and either refused to apply for rental assistance or were denied assistance based on income. Moreover, tenants who fail to pay rent that comes due Friday, April 1, and after, are subject to eviction rules from before the pandemic. Under this bill, which runs through June 30, 2022, tenants will remain protected against eviction if they have applied for emergency rental assistance on or before March 31, 2022 and are still awaiting either approval, or payment, from the State of California or local governments. WMA has prepared a new 3/60 form for your use. WMA does not provide legal advice. Please consult your attorney for additional guidance.