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The City of San Leandro’s Eviction Moratorium

Protects Residential Tenants Impacted by COVID-19

Beyond September 30, 2021 


  • Residential tenants in San Leandro cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent due to loss of income caused by COVID-19, as long as they have notified their landlords of the inability to pay.

  • The City’s residential eviction moratorium will continue in effect until both the local state of emergency and the Governor’s proclamation of emergency have terminated. Once the eviction moratorium ends, tenants will have at least 120 days to repay any outstanding back due rent.

  • For more information or questions regarding the Eviction Moratorium, please contact ECHO Housing at 510-581-9380 or tanya@echofairhousing.org, as ECHO Housing is contracted with the City to answer all tenant/landlord questions, including questions about the Eviction Moratorium.

  • Tenants and landlords can both apply for assistance to pay rent and utilities via the Alameda County Rental Assistance program using this link: www.ac-housingsecure.org.  If you need assistance with this application, please call  2-1-1.  All other questions regarding this program can be answered by Centro Legal, whom is administering this program, at 510-422-5669.


Please see the summary below from Centro Legal for more information on the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium:






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Tenants in Alameda County will continue to be protected from most evictions under the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium beyond September 30, 2021. While statewide protections under AB 832 against non-payment evictions end on September 30, 2021, local protections continue to protect Alameda County tenants. The Alameda County Eviction Moratorium will continue for 60 days after the local public health emergency is declared over. As of now, the local public health emergency is on-going. The Alameda County Eviction Moratorium protects tenants from ALL evictions except those based on: an imminent public health and safety threat, an Ellis Act eviction, or a government order to vacate the building. Tenants are protected from ALL other evictions.

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Are you a renter behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19? Or a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent? You may be eligible for emergency rental assistance. Find out: www.ac-housingsecure.org.

Resources and application information are available at housing.ca.gov.


Beginning Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 City Hall will be open to the public on a limited basis Monday to Thursday from 8:30 AM - 2:30PM. However, we encourage you to continue accessing City services online, by email and by phone.

Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy.

Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing Resources, Tenant-Landlord Mediation/Legal Assistance, Tenant Relocation Ordinance, Mobilehome Park Space Rent Stabilization, Owner-Occupied Minor Home Rehabilitation Program

Contact by phone or email preferred. 

510-577-6004 or 510-577-6005 | kanderson@sanleandro.org or msargent@sanleandro.org


Tenants view program information in Español
Tenants view program information in Chinese
Tenants view program information in Vietnamese
Tenants view program information in Arabic
Tenants view program information in Tagalog
Tenants view program information in  Farsi
Landlords view program information in Español
Landlords view program information in Chinese

Are you behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19?


For additional info or for eligibility & application help,

CALL 211

The Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ACHS-ERAP) will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidate Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program.
Phase 1 of the program will launch on March 17, 2021. Phase 1 of the program will prioritize (1) tenant households making less than 30% of the area median income; (2) small rental property owners (5 units or less); and (3) tenants in subsidized affordable housing units. These priorities will be expanded in Phase 2.






San Leandro Eviction Moratorium Information

Click HERE for the Urgency Ordinance for a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

Click HERE   for the Eviction Moratorium FAQs

Click HERE for the Notification to Property Management for Non-Payment of Rent Due to COVID-19 Form

The Housing Services Division administers the City's federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for use in housing and community development projects that serve primarily low-income persons. In addition, the Housing Services Division also administers the federal HOME Program, and the Inclusionary Housing Program. The division also provides staff support for the City's Rent Review Board.

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