Landlords & Tenants

​Emergency Order - EVICTION MORATORIUM and RENT FREEZE

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On March 24, 2020, the Glendale City Council issued an Emergency Order which implemented a number of measures designed to protect the Glendale public and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Among them are temporary moratoriums on evictions on residential and commercial tenancies for non-payment of rent for tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and a temporary moratorium on rent increases for residential tenancies. March 27, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-37-20, which also impacts evictions of residential tenancies. On April 6, 2020, the California Judicial Council issued Emergency Order No. 1, which impacts the filing of unlawful detainer complaints.  We encourage you to review both orders in their entirety.

Prohibition Against Evictions

  • Landlords cannot file an unlawful detainer action against residential tenants who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tenants are still required to pay their rent and will have up to twelve months following the expiration of the moratorium (from August 31) to repay any back due rent.

  • Effective for rent due August 1, 2020, a written notice of a tenant’s inability to pay rent must be provided to the landlord in writing on or before the date the rent is due, along with verifiable documentation establishing the tenant’s inability to pay due to COVID-19. Such documentation may include termination notices, payroll checks, pay stubs, bank statements, medical bills, child care bills, or signed letters or statements from an employer or supervisor explaining the tenant’s changed financial circumstances to support the tenant’s assertion of an inability to pay due to COVID-19.

  • Tenants are required to pay at least 25% of back due rent at the end of each three (3) month period of the twelve-month repayment period, unless the landlord and tenant agree to different repayment terms. If the tenant moves out during the repayment period, the entire payment will become due immediately.

  • Other than the revised notice and documentation requirements noted above, these actions have been in effect since March 24, 2020.

  • Please note that the California Judicial Council has expanded that restriction to state that no summons will be issued for an unlawful detainer, unless it is necessary to protect public health and safety.

  • A landlord may not charge or collect late charges, fees, or interest on unpaid rent, or engage in any harassing behavior in an attempt to collect deferred rent, when payment of rent is delayed during the period of this emergency.

  • In effect until August 31, 2020 but may be further extended if necessary

Rent Increase Prohibition/Rent Freeze: (Residential Tenancies Only)

  • Rents are frozen effective March 24, 2020 regardless of when a rent increase notice was previously served.

  • Landlords may not issue new rent increases until the expiration of the emergency order, even if the increase is effective after the expiration of the order.  

  • Any rent increase issued between March 25, 2020 and the expiration of the emergency order will need to be reissued once the order has expired.

  • The rent freeze applies to all residential rentals in the City of Glendale, except apartments built after February 1, 1995, individual condominium units, and single family dwelling. It also applies to accessory dwelling units and hotel rooms being rented as extended stays.

 

The rent freeze prohibition is in effect until April 30, 2020 but may be further extended if necessary.

 

For questions about the rent freeze and eviction moratorium, please call (818) 548-3926 or email at Rent@glendaleca.gov

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LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief

In an effort to assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million to create the LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).

LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief is open to renters in Los Angeles County, including Glendale residents.  Renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The subsidy is intended for rent-burdened tenants and will apply to unpaid rent obligations from March 1, 2020, or future rent payments.

How to Apply

 

Applications will be accepted from Monday, August 17 through Monday, August 31.A tenant must complete an online application at https://211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief

 

If a tenant does not have access to a computer, tenants can call 2-1-1 and a representative can complete an online application on their behalf. The hotline will be available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day during the application period, and there will be representatives to assist in different languages.

 

A lottery of eligible applicants will be run at the end of the application process.

 

Learn more here.

 

Sample Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

 

A written notice of a tenant’s inability to pay rent must be provided to the landlord in writing prior to when the rent is due. Tenants must also provide documentation to demonstrate the reason for their inability to pay rent and its relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The following Notice To Landlord For Eviction Protection For Nonpayment Of Rent Due To COVID-19 form is hereby provided for informational and/or reference purposes. Tenants may, at their own discretion, use the following form to provide notice to landlords of nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19.

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For questions about the rent freeze and eviction moratorium, please call (818) 548-3926 or email at Rent@glendaleca.gov

Tenant/Landlord Fact Sheet: 8/13/2020
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Modifying And Extending A Prior Resolution Issuing Public Orders Relating To A Moratorium On Residential Evictions Through 8/31/2020
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Important City Letter

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Glendale's Eviction Moratorium

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Expansion of Glendale's Eviction Moratorium for Residential Tenancies

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Glendale's Rent Increase Freeze

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Additional Resources from HUD for Landlords and Tenants: 

Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID -19

Tenant Repayment Plan Communication Guidance 

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