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On March 16, California Gov. Gavin Newsom took Executive Action authorizing local governments to suspend enforcement of evictions in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office announced that it would not be enforcing evictions “effective immediately until further notice.”
On March 27, Gov. Newsom took Executive Action to protect renters throughout the State of California. The new executive order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that they cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19. These protections are effective immediately and extend through May 31, 2020. However, there are some things that renters should understand about these new protections:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Humboldt County Legal Services of Northern California office in Eureka is no longer taking walk-in clients. You can contact them by phone at 707-445-0866 or go to https://lsnc.net/ for more information. To read the Governor’s news release, click on the link https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/27/governor-newsom-takes-executive-action-to-establish-a-statewide-moratorium-on-evictions/.
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