California Extends Some COVID Protections Until June 30, 2022, with Passage of AB2179

Landlords are prohibited from filing an unlawful detainer against tenants for rent that became due from March 1, 2020, to March 31, 2022.

  • Cases filed before July 1, 2022, that seek either COVID 19 Rental Debt or COVID Recovery Rental Debt will not have a Summons issued unless the landlord can prove one of the following:
    1. The application for rental assistance was denied.
    2. If the landlord does not receive proof from the tenant that an application has been submitted.
    3. The tenancy was established after October 1, 2021.
    4. Proof that an application for rental assistance is not pending.
  • Cases filed on April 1, 2022, and before July 1, 2022:
  • Judgement will not be issued in favor of the landlord on a nonpayment case between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2022, unless the court finds:
    1. Before April 1, 2022, the application for rental assistance was denied.
    2. A determination is not pending on an application.
  • Rental Assistance Program has been closed as of March 31, 2022.
  • Repayment periods under local ordinances will start by August 1, 2022.
  • Landlords who serve a notice between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022: must use UPDATED notices for Protected Rent (March 2020 to August 2020), Transition Rent (September 2020 to September 2021), and Recovery Act Rent (October 2021 to March 2022)
  • Rent due after April 1, 2022: Landlords can use a standard 3-Day or Quit Notice for notices demanding rent that becomes due as of April 1, 2022.