Eviction Moratorium Information
The Moratorium will last until the end of August 2023.
The Moratorium protects renters, small businesses and mobile homeowners who rent their spaces from eviction. You are still responsible for paying your rent, and landlords still have the right to recover past due rent.
The Moratorium is similar to the eviction moratorium in place during COVID-19. The tenant must notify the landlord IN WRITING within 15 days of rent being due that he/she cannot pay rent due to impacts from the March flooding including lay off, job loss, or reduction of work hours.
Late charges will still apply.
The Moratorium asks banks to pause any foreclosures against property owners/landlords who are impacted by this disaster.
The Moratorium does not stop the eviction process and related notifications which is protected by state law but can prevent the actual eviction for this time period.
The White House announced late yesterday, April 3rd, 2023, the Presidential Declaration of Disaster approval for the County of Monterey, bringing with it the full complement of Federal support for individuals, businesses, and public entities affected by the recent disaster. This declaration is critical in the ongoing recovery efforts to help residents and businesses get back on their feet after a series of atmospheric rivers brought record-breaking rainfall and widespread flooding in February and March of 2023. Individual assistance will include rental assistance, low or no-interest loans, and other critical benefits to help families recover from the recent disaster. The County's Local Assistance Center in Watsonville will transition to a FEMA Disaster Assistance Center where residents and businesses can apply for assistance in person, accessing Federal, State, and County Agencies in one location.